The Northern Spire gets honored!
Sunderland, United Kingdom - Last month Victor Buyck’s hard work and efforts in Sunderland on the steel stayed-cable bridge Northern Spire were rewarded. First the project received the Gold Award in the Considerate Constructors Scheme 2018 National Site Award Ceremony organized in Edinburgh. Secondly it was presented with a special award at the Institution of Civil Engineers North East awards organized in Newcastle.
To mark the 200th anniversary of the awards a one-off award was presented: the Robert Stephenson ICE 200 Special Project Award. The ICE stated it was impressed with the project and that it met the extremely high standards for the Robert Stephenson Award.
ICE president Prof. Lord Robert Mair explained: “This project has captured the public interest, both in the immediate area and nationally. The scale, complexity of construction and design of this scheme has brought the industry of civil engineering, in many of its guises, to the public’s attention. The project team has considered many environmental and sustainability issues, alongside completing one million man hours work, with no lost time accidents. They also engaged with the local community in many ways - from hosting over 2,000 school pupil visits to the site to some of the team going out to the classrooms with the construction mascot ‘Safety Sam’. The Robert Stephenson ICE 200 Special Project Award goes to the Northern Spire Bridge Project, with Sunderland City Council as client, a wide range of consultants with differing specialisms, including AECOM, Yee Associates, Jacobs, Buro Happold Ltd, Roughan & O’Donavan Ltd, Atkins, Faithful + Gould, and Safe Track Associates. Public relations being carried out by DTW in Gainsborough, and the main contractor being a Farrans/ Victor Buyck Joint Venture.”
Both awards show the recognition of the Construction Industry for the great efforts delivered by the Northern Spire Project Team in which Victor Buyck plays a major role as Joint Venture Partner for the steelworks.