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M1 Junction 19 Project

In 2017, we were recognised for our involvement in the improvement scheme on the M1, Junction 19 - with the site winning the ‘Construction News Project of the Year’ Award.

The ‘Construction News Project of the Year Award’ is open to projects which require an outlay of over £50m, and we were recognised for our involvement, alongside principal contractor Skanska Civil Engineering, on behalf of Highways England.

As part of the significant improvements on the junction, we were integral in the delivery of all new signage, lighting and communication systems, to make driving on this section of road safer for road users.

The project received a hattrick of awards, picking up the top prize in the ‘Major Project of the Year’ category at the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation awards in June, followed by the ‘Project of the Year’ award at the 2017 Skanska Awards ceremony in early July. The cherry on the cake was the addition of the Construction News Project of the Year award.

As well as the three awards received for the work on M1 Junction 19, our on-site team also received significant praise throughout the project for its commitment to safety and collaboration on the scheme. This followed the win of a RoSPA Gold Award for the company in July - the second consecutive year we were awarded the honour by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents for our overarching occupational health and safety management systems.