Industry awards hattrick for the EcoPark South team

EcoPark South is the first phase in North London Waste Authoritys plan to build a 1.2bn sustainable waste management hub at Edmonton EcoPark. The team is ending the year with some excellent recognition in the form of a hattrick of industry awards!

The Considerate Constructors Scheme Leading Lights Awards are new for 2022 and recognise exceptional sites, organisations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment in the areas of Community, Environment and Workforce.

EcoPark South were recognised with a Community Engagement award for the teams exceptional efforts to maximise social value whilst delivering the project. They have delivered 9.1m of social value, exceeding targets by 1.6m through methods such as:

Working in partnership with supply chain to raise 13k for local charities
Supporting local businesses equivalent to 18.6% of subcontract spend
Creating opportunities for hundreds of local people through apprenticeship, training and employment schemes

The Constructing Excellence National Awards showcase excellence in the built environment across England and Wales, bringing together the regional winners from sixteen different categories to celebrate the very best of the best.

Having picked up the Innovation Award for the South East Region, the team received a Highly Commended Award at national level for the first use of Exegy Ultra Low Carbon Concrete in the UK.

Developed over four years by VINCI Construction and Ecocem, the technology Ecocem Ultra forms part of VINCI Construction's Exegy ultra-low carbon concrete range. It provides an alternative to the traditional cement manufacturing process, and the mix used on the project reduces the carbon footprint by up to 70 per cent when compared to traditional concrete.

The Green Apple Environment Awards recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice and the team received a Bronze Award at this years ceremony, also relating to their work to bring Exegy Ultra Low Carbon Concrete to the UK.

Congratulations EcoPark South!