Alex Mitchell and Nerissa Patel win ICE Brunel Award

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Brunel Award recognises low-carbon solutions in the built environment and infrastructure. It reflects the ICEs commitment to decarbonisation with the international award going to a team, an individual or an organisation.

We are thrilled to announce that this years award has gone to Alex Mitchell and Nerissa Patel for their work in implementing the first use of Exegy ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK at our EcoPark South project.

Developed over four years by Ecocem and VINCI Construction, the technology Ecocem Ultra forms part of VINCI Constructions Exegy ultra-low carbon concrete range. Significantly reducing the CO2 footprint of any project on which it is used, Ecocem Ultra provides an alternative to the traditional cement manufacturing process.

The pour took place at EcoPark South, the first phase in North London Waste Authoritys plans to create a 1.2 billion sustainable waste management hub and Energy Recovery Facility at the existing Edmonton EcoPark. Alex and Nerissa identified the opportunity to use the ultra-low carbon concrete at the site and drove the process from inception through to successful completion.

Their efforts were instrumental in delivering a substantial reduction in carbon footprint that can be replicated to drive down carbon emissions throughout our industry.

Congratulations both!