Pell Frischmann has announced that the A69 Junction Improvements project has picked up two Highly Commended awards at the 2022 Constructing Excellence North East Awards. Now in its 17th year, the awards are a celebration of the built environment in the North East region. The A69 project beat some extremely tough competition to be awarded Client of the Year and Civils Project of the Year.
The A69 is an important route between Newcastle in the North-East and Carlisle in the North-West, heavily used by hauliers and commuters. Pell Frischmann was responsible for preliminary and detailed design to transform the traditional roundabout arrangement at Bridge End into a grade-separated junction. This facilitates free-flowing travel, reducing congestion and most importantly, improving safety for all road users.
The project is an example of how state-of-the-art software can be used to create visual designs and hyper-real animated videos combining drainage, geotechnical and infrastructure elements. These videos can then be used for transport modelling as well as public and stakeholder engagement.
Pell Frischmann was commended alongside Tilbury Douglas, National Highways, Carnell, H W Martin, North East Earthworks, Bemac Construction Ltd and Tarmac, proving that collaboration is not only at the heart of what we do, but essential in delivering outstanding infrastructure projects.
On receiving the awards, Pell Frischmann’s Divisional Director Keith Stockdale said: “I’m delighted that the hard work and incredible levels of collaboration on the A69 project have been recognised by this award and against some very strong competition. Well done to the entire project team.”