top of page

Net zero award win for Mott MacDonald Bentley

Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) has taken home the coveted Net Zero award at the annual Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber Awards.


At Yorkshire Water’s largest sewage treatment works in Esholt, near Leeds, lead contractor MMB collaborated with supply chain partners Hyperion and Tarmac to explore the latest sustainable construction solutions and techniques – bringing to life a 3D-printed concrete design to replace standard applications.


As a result, four bespoke drawpits – traditionally heavy, box-shaped structures placed underground for the containment of electrical cabling – have been designed and put in place at Esholt thanks to the new robotic technology.


By challenging the design requirements and identifying carbon hotspots, the team have been able to implement the carbon hierarchy whilst still meeting the project outcomes and saving approximately 300 tonnes of carbon.


The innovative scheme won the Net Zero award after the judges were impressed with the project’s “excellent commitment to net zero, reducing its embodied carbon by two thirds, while repurposing existing infrastructure thanks to clever collaborative design.”


Ruth Watson, MMB Project Leader, said, “It’s been an absolute pleasure designing and delivering this scheme following the principles of build nothing, build less, build clever and build efficiently. More than ever we need to be doing what we can to tackle the climate crisis.


"Esholt is a prime example of how the design and site team have strived to implement low carbon solutions by challenging different design elements through value engineering trial in the use of 3D printing and working with the client. Congratulations to all those nominated and awarded!"


Winning team collecting award at ICE Yorkshire & Humber

Congratulations also to the MMB team at Gouthwaite Reservoir - where a new siphon to improve drawdown capacity has been designed and constructed - and the JN Bentley team carrying out washwall repairs at Empire Mills for the Canal & River Trust: both projects were awarded certificates of commendation.


MMB is committed to becoming net zero by 2040 through its carbon approach. The company is proud to be at the forefront of innovation in the industry, meeting clients’ needs for low carbon solutions and accelerating progress towards a net-zero built environment.


You can check out all award wins on the MMB website.


-


Looking for a place to build your career? Find out more about careers at JN Bentley and MMB: careers.mottmacbentley.co.uk/early-careers  


Follow us on LinkedIn, X and Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news from across the business.


89 views

Comments


Commenting has been turned off.

Supply chain

Add paragraph text. Click “Edit Text” to update the font, size and more. To change and reuse text themes, go to Site Styles.

Supply chain

Add paragraph text. Click “Edit Text” to update the font, size and more. To change and reuse text themes, go to Site Styles.

FEATURED NEWS ARTICLE

News

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

bottom of page