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bmJV scoops the CIHT Major Project of the Year award

The M62 Junctions 25 to 30 smart motorway project, delivered by the BAM Nuttall and Morgan Sindall joint venture bmJV, has won the Major Project of the Year award at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Awards 2014. The CIHT Awards recognise outstanding innovation, inventiveness and enthusiasm in the highways and transportation industry that make a real difference to society and to peoples’ everyday lives.

Those familiar with this project will know that it is no stranger to commendation, being a recurring feature on awards and nominations pages across institutional and trade press around the country. The project has been the subject of acclaim, not just for being delivered two months ahead of schedule and under budget, but for its innovative and effective attitude to safety, its efficient approach to construction (resulting in £17 million in cost savings) through value engineering and lean projects and, ultimately, the benefit it has brought to the region’s motorists and economy.

The project’s landmark initiative to eliminate the need for road workers to cross live carriageways undoubtedly contributed to 750,000 hours worked without a reportable incident and has set a standard for the rest of the sector to aspire to.

Roger Wantling, Highways Agency Service Delivery Team Leader, said: “I know that winning such a prestigious award takes hard work and recognises the excellent performance of all involved. The joint venture will rightly be proud of what it has achieved, as should The Highways Agency. I have personally seen excellent work in practice, including taking a lead in fostering the collaborative approach that is required to deliver schemes such as these”.

The bmJV joint venture’s effective partnership is evident in that it is already successfully delivering other smart motorway schemes of strategic importance to the UK, such as M1 junctions 39 to 42. In addition to this, it is working on a £24 million contract to widen a 2.8 mile section of the A14 Kettering Bypass in Northamptonshire and a technology improvement scheme on junctions 30 to 32 of the M62.


For more information about this news release please contact James Delieu at Morgan Sindall on 01788 538430 or e-mail