Leading engineering design consultancy, Wentworth House Partnership, has won the prestigious British Construction Industry Award for Temporary Works – Building 2014.

The company, which is part of Keltbray Group,  won the award for work undertaken to retain facades and support the basement excavation at 8-10 Moorgate in London for developer Stanhope.

The award was presented to Wentworth House Partnership for the company’s safe and successful completion of this complex scheme, which helped facilitate the redevelopment of six buildings in a conservation area into modern office buildings.

The scheme won the day due to its challenges, the innovative solutions applied, and the resulting improvements, which included considerable savings in cost, energy and man-hours. “With narrow streets to both sides and to the rear, and over the old channel of the river West Walbrook, the confined nature of the site made this project unique and challenging. The project was carried out within considerable technical constraints, including a requirement not to load adjacent pavements, and to leave as much archaeology undisturbed as possible whilst facilitating archaeological excavations,” explained Director of Wentworth House Partnership, Stuart Marchand C.Eng, FICE, FIStructE, who was delighted with the win.

The Awards, which are now in their 27th year, were announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London where more than 1200 of the industry elite were gathered to celebrate construction and engineering excellence.

Editor of New Civil Engineer, Mark Hansford, said about the awards: “The calibre of this year’s winning projects leaves you in no doubt whatsoever that this is an industry that excels. It is a proud feature of the awards that every UK shortlisted project gets a visit from our judges and the energy and enthusiasm shown by the project teams was incredible.

“Their passion for their projects, and the way entire project teams – client, architect, engineer and contractor – frequently came together as one was remarkable. Often, during visits, it was impossible to tell who the client was and who the contractor, the engineer, the architect was. The shared passion for excellence was striking. Across the board there are satisfied customers, revelling in buildings or infrastructure projects delivered on time, on budget, safely and with whole life costs firmly in mind.”


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Wentworth House Partnership

Wentworth House Partnership is a leading engineering design consultancy, which specialises in the safe, effective and imaginative design of contemporary and permanent works and geotechnics. The company has successfully delivered some of the most technically advanced and innovative design ideas for many leading construction projects in London and throughout the UK, including Kings Cross St Pancras, Blackfriars Station, the Crown Estate’s Quadrant 3 and Block W4 Regent Street developments, The Bodleian Library, St Martin in the Fields and The Old Bailey. For more information, seehttp://www.wentworth-house.com/

Keltbray Group

Wentworth House Partnership is part of Keltbray Group, which is a UK leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail and environmental services. The company provides fully integrated services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects throughout the country. For more information, see www.keltbray.com