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Boston Barrier wins ICE 2020 award


The Boston Barrier has won an internationally renowned award recognising sustainability in civil engineering.

The Environment Agency’s £100m scheme was selected by judges for the Institution of Civil Engineers to win the ‘Edmund Hambly Medal’ – an award which recognises creative design and sustainability.

The barrier was designed and built to better protect more than 14,000 homes and businesses from tidal flooding and will safeguard the area for future generations. From reducing waste and raw materials to cutting carbon emissions, sustainability was put the centre of every construction decision made.

Eadon Consulting played a key part throughout the project as specialist sub consultants to Mott MacDonald. We provided technical expertise for the gate design and MEICA and ensured they were complying with the specification. Once the design was finalised, we also provided an independent design check to ensure the barrier would perform satisfactorily under the harshest of conditions. Eadon are currently in the process of assessing safety for the whole site to the Machinery Directive allowing the mandatory CE Mark to be issued.

Adam Robinson, Boston Barrier project director for the Environment Agency, said:

“It is a privilege to receive the Edmund Hambly Medal and to be recognised by the ICE for making sure sustainability and the UN Global Goals are front and centre of our project.

“It is fantastic that the whole project team can be recognised in this way for their commitment and drive to not only provide Boston with one of the highest levels of protection outside of London, but also how we can positively impact on all 17 UN Global Goals and deliver a sustainable project over its 100-year design life.”

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