The Blackbrook Bypass scheme has scooped two national awards
The Blackbrook Diversion Scheme - Stanley Bank Way - has scooped two national awards. It has earned the accolade of the Green Civil Engineering Project of the Year which is sponsored by Construction News and Public Project of the Year category winner at the Builder and Engineer Awards.
The first award is given to a project completed in the last three years that demonstrates that environmental sustainability was high on the agenda throughout its development, from the earliest design right through the construction period.
One of the main criteria for judging the second award was whether the project could demonstrate that it made a significant contribution to reducing carbon footprint. The Blackbrook Diversion has removed up to 20,000 vehicles a day from the centre of Haydock and the scheme embodied sustainability features from the outset, with 76% of the materials used having a recycled content.
During construction, heritage sites were opened up including the former Garswood Colliery and Stanley Bank Country Park.
The road was officially opened earlier this year by the former Transport Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman.