New £30m bypass team strikes gold at awards ceremony

Staff from Carillion and Northumberland County Council with the gold award.
Staff from Carillion and Northumberland County Council with the gold award.

The team who built Morpeth’s new £30million bypass has scooped a national industry award, just a day after it officially opened.

Northumberland County Council and project contractors Carillion Civil Engineering were awarded gold in the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards in the £10million to £50million scheme category.

The accolade recognised ‘outstanding interaction’ with the community and highlighted ‘exemplary’ presentation of all operational areas. It also noted the work to promote women in engineering and the team’s efforts to protect the environment.

The council’s director of local services and housing delivery Paul Jones said: “We’re delighted the work on this flagship project has been recognised with a national award.

“It is a credit to all those who have been involved with the bypass construction over the past two years.”

Carillion project manager Scott Beattie said the success of the bypass scheme was “very much dependent on our successful relationships within local communities and the project working sustainably for the local wildlife and landscape”.