Top award for Peacehaven Water Treatment Works

PICTURE BY CIARAN McCRICKARD/CONNORS'05/02/2013 - SOUTHERN WATER SUSSEX AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY - PEACEHAVEN WASTE WATER TREATMENT WORKS

PICTURE BY CIARAN McCRICKARD/CONNORS'05/02/2013 - SOUTHERN WATER SUSSEX AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY - PEACEHAVEN WASTE WATER TREATMENT WORKS

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Peacehaven Water Treatment Works has been named as the best civil engineering project in Kent and East Sussex in an awards ceremony.

The major project to bring cleaner seas to Sussex won the Thomas Brassey Award for the best civil engineering project of the year in Kent and East Sussex in ICE South East England’s Engineering Excellence Awards.

The awards recognise the best civil engineering projects across South East England, with the judges looking for projects that deliver a real benefit to society through the knowledge, skills and professional expertise of civil engineers.

The project team behind the scheme received the award from ICE Senior Vice President Geoff French at a ceremony held at Leeds Castle yesterday (Friday 07 June 2013).

Director of ICE South East England, John Laverty, said: “This has been achieved alongside an exemplary record for health and safety and community engagement.

“Our congratulations go to the project team involved in this scheme on winning the overall Thomas Brassey Award against tough competition from a strong field of entries.

“ICE South East England’s Engineering Excellence Awards aim to recognise the very best infrastructure projects in the region and we are pleased that this project has won this level of recognition.”

Southern Water’s £300 million environmental improvement scheme has met the latest European environmental standards on wastewater treatment, bringing Cleaner Seas to Sussex, on time and within budget. It was submitted by 4 Delivery.

It includes nine kilometres of new 2.4m internal diameter sewer tunnel, two new pumping stations transfer the 95m litres of wastewater and a green roof on the scheme.