Amey’s Meticulous Restoration of Chetwyn Bridge Receives Prestigious Awards

Amey’s Meticulous Restoration of Chetwyn Bridge Receives Prestigious Awards

(IN BRIEF) Amey’s restoration project of the historic Chetwyn bridge in Staffordshire has received multiple industry awards. The Grade II* listed road bridge, the largest surviving pre-1830s cast iron bridge in England, underwent meticulous repairs to its ironwork and paintwork. Despite unexpected challenges, the project team successfully restored the bridge to its former glory. The restoration project was recognized at the CIHT West Midlands awards, where Amey received two awards for innovation and environmental sustainability, and at the IHE Mercia Branch Awards, where they secured the small project award. The project’s commitment to sustainability was evident as the site operated on solar energy and batteries, resulting in a significant reduction of CO2 emissions and cost savings. Amey takes pride in their partnership with Staffordshire County Council and the remarkable success of the Chetwyn bridge restoration project.

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, 25-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey, a leading infrastructure services and engineering company part of Ferrovial,  is proud to announce that its partnership with Staffordshire County Council has received prestigious industry recognition for the successful restoration of the Chetwyn bridge, a Grade II* listed road bridge located near Alrewas.

The project team’s outstanding work was acknowledged at both the CIHT West Midlands awards and the IHE Mercia Branch Awards. At the CIHT West Midlands event, the team was delighted to receive two awards, one for best innovation and another for environment and sustainability. Additionally, their efforts were highly commended in the best small project category.

Further acclaim came at the IHE Mercia Branch Awards, where the project secured a trophy in the small project award category. These accolades celebrate projects that promote sustainable development and showcase the innovative application of technology, products, and services.

Account Director for Amey, Richard Harris adds: “This is a fantastic achievement for the project team. We’re all delighted to work with Staffordshire County Council on this project and receive so much recognition for our work.”

Chetwyn Bridge holds great historical significance as the largest surviving pre-1830s cast iron bridge in England and the second largest in the world. The restoration work involved meticulous attention to detail, including the careful restoration of the ironwork and a sympathetic reinstatement of the paintwork. The team faced significant challenges due to the bridge’s age and the unexpected discovery of more severe damage to the cast iron structure than initially anticipated.

Over a span of eight months, the project achieved an impressive milestone by utilizing solar energy and batteries to power the site, resulting in a substantial reduction of 69.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions. This environmentally friendly approach not only contributed to sustainable practices but also saved approximately £48K in fuel costs.

Amey is thrilled to have played a pivotal role in preserving and restoring the iconic Chetwyn Bridge. These esteemed industry awards serve as a testament to the team’s dedication, innovation, and commitment to excellence. The successful completion of this project highlights Amey’s expertise in delivering complex infrastructure projects while embracing sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Staffordshire County Councillor David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “Chetwynd Bridge is listed and a historic asset to people in Staffordshire and neighbouring Derbyshire. Our careful restoration work will now ensure it is safe to use and in keeping with its historic status.

“The awards success for the county council and Amey is testament to the hard work crews put into what was, at times, a very tricky project to undertake. It is also good that our commitment to innovation and sustainability has been recognised too.”

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Amey is a leading infrastructure services and engineering company.

We are at the heart of modern Britain, helping the economy to grow by designing, maintaining and transforming the nation’s strategic assets.

Our 11,000 people are behind the critical services the country relies on every day and we each take personal pride in our public service.

Our unique engineering and operations experience, together with data driven insight from our consulting business, delivers better results for our clients.

We are trusted partners of Government – both national and local – managing assets and complex projects that are vital to the sustainable growth of the country.

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