15 Nov 2013
Not only are the Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment team on target to complete the A3095 new road works on time, but they’ve also scooped a prestigious green apple award for the project.
In conjunction with contractors Balfour Beatty, the team picked up a silver award at a special ceremony held at the House of Commons on Monday 11 November 2013.
Following numerous ecological surveys, the installation of bat houses, a relocation of 1300 reptiles and 26 weeks of construction, the scheme was put forward in the environmental improvement and sustainable development category. The nomination impressed Green Apple judges who commended the project for its sensitivity to the surrounding areas, extensive ecological work and longer-term aim to cut traffic flows through Crowthorne village.
Recycling has also played a huge part, and nothing has gone to waste, with the majority of construction materials sourced from the demolition process. Over 4,200 tonnes of concrete crushed to create foundations and some 45,000 cubic meters of soil cut and reused. This has already resulted in huge benefits for the project, significantly reducing the need to import building materials to the site.
Receiving the award Neil Montgomery, design and construction manager said: “The delivery of an environmentally sustainable project has always been one of the trust’s top priorities. So, we’re really pleased that our efforts to incorporate this ethos throughout the whole design and build process has been recognised today. It has been a pleasure working with our partners, Balfour Beatty, who shared our vision to ensure this construction was as environmental friendly as possible from the outset and despite the enormity of the task, our award confirms that this has been successfully achieved.”
Currently being constructed off the A3095, the new 1km road forms part of the Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment planning conditions. Initially developed as a route for construction vehicles, the new road will become the main access route for hospital staff and visitors once the new hospital opens.
At over 150 years old, the current Broadmoor Hospital is becoming increasingly unfit for purpose. The new buildings scheduled to open in 2017, will create a suitable, therapeutic environment for the provision of modern day high secure mental healthcare, allowing hospital staff to carry out their work as efficiently and effectively as possible.
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