Port’s Western Docks development achieves another sustainability excellence award

VSBW’s Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development has achieved another CEEQUAL award for sustainability in design and construction in Civil Engineering. The VSBW team and designers were presented with the ‘Excellent’ CEEQUAL Whole Team Interim Award at this year’s Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) by CEEQUAL Director, Chris Broadbent. The project’s success has come from a […]
The VSBW team and designers were presented with the ‘Excellent’ CEEQUAL Whole Team Interim Award

May 31, 2018

VSBW’s Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development has achieved another CEEQUAL award for sustainability in design and construction in Civil Engineering.

The VSBW team and designers were presented with the ‘Excellent’ CEEQUAL Whole Team Interim Award at this year’s Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) by CEEQUAL Director, Chris Broadbent.
The project’s success has come from a strong commitment to embed sustainability in the management processes from the initial planning of the project through to design and ongoing construction.

The project achieved particular assessment scores in the following categories:

• People and communities (93%)
• Historic environment (100%)
• Ecology and biodiversity (100%)
• Water environment (100%)

The project achieved an overall score of 86.4%. The assessment was jointly submitted by VSBW and the designers, Tony Gee & Partners LLP and Ramboll UK Ltd.

Associate Director and project lead CEEQUAL Assessor Natalie Cropp, from Tony Gee and Partners, said: “We are pleased to be part of the team facilitating the revival of Dover’s Western Docks with a design that has sustainability, safety and ease of manufacturing and assembly at its core.

“To encourage sustainability we led a number of project workshops to promote key themes, such as resource efficiency, in the development of the project’s design. The collective approach was to embed the CEEQUAL Award’s guidelines into design and enable the team to make better design decisions to achieve a more sustainable solution.”

The first stage of DWDR is scheduled to be completed in early 2019, and the CEEQUAL assessment for the marine Civil Engineering works will now continue through to the Final Award stage.
Commenting on the project teams’ exceptional performance, CEEQUAL Director, Chris Broadbent, said: “This is another great step for this brilliant project and an excellent achievement by the whole team. It demonstrates the continued commitment to sustainable development at this client and outline design stage.”

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