Guernsey Airport Highly Commended at Industry Awards

17 Feb 2015

RPS' Guernsey Airport Rehabilitation Project was Highly Commended in the International Project of the Year category at the recent British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards.

The BCI Awards are the longest standing, most rigorously judged and highly prized in the UK construction industry celebrating construction and engineering excellence across the globe. Now in its 27th year, the Awards Evening held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on the 8th October 2014, was the most notable to date, attended by more than 1200 of the industry elite. RPS was represented by Jonathan Green, the Project Director for the scheme. Also attending was Guernsey Airport’s Director, Colin Le Ray and members from the contractor: Lagan Construction.

The project’s recognition by the industry and the awards judges, in conjunction with the New Civil Engineer and the Institution of Civil Engineers, further strengthens the team’s achievements in dealing appropriately with the complexities involved in the safe and timely delivery of the significant improvements to the airport. This has without doubt secured the integrity of the island’s lifeline for many years to come.

Colin Le Ray (Airport Director) stated “The fact that the project was shortlisted for an international award is something the project team and the island can be justifiably proud of. Ours was a complex, high profile project and has been delivered to the very best of our ability. The team we have worked with, from designer to contractor, have worked very hard to make this project a success and we are certain this is one of the reasons why we were shortlisted for this prestigious award.Aside from the obvious improvements that the reconstruction of the airport has provided for the island, the fact that we were Highly Commended in this national awards ceremony has reflected the significance of what we have achieved.”

Apart from the 18 category winners only seven projects were Highly Commended and the Guernsey project was the only one in its category to receive this. In the International category five projects were shortlisted and the worthy winner was the Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project in Pakistan. The other shortlisted projects comprised the Etihad Airways Training Extension in Abu Dhabi; the Perez Art Museum in Miami and the Siemens Middle East Headquarters.

The RPS team who designed, supervised and project managed the scheme are delighted by this accolade.

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