Street Works UK Awards 2017 winners announced in Parliament

17 Nov

New technologies which allow utilities and their contractors to replace underground cables without needing to dig up the road; mapping the location and condition of underground pipes; and directing traffic remotely via cameras in temporary traffic lights were among those innovations which have won accolades at the Street Works UK Awards 2017.

The winners of the Street Works UK awards, sponsored by Virgin Media, have been unveiled at a ceremony held in Parliament on Wednesday 15th November. The event was hosted by the former Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee, Louise Ellman MP. Also speaking were Bob Gallienne, Chief Executive of Street Works UK, and Chris Matthews, Commercial Director at Virgin Media.

The Street Works UK Awards have become a fixture in the street works industry calendar and have once again showcased examples of industry innovation and best practice, with the aim of encouraging practices that drive up standards and reduce disruption.

The awards also recognised a number of individuals who have showed an outstanding contribution to the industry through their long service or mentoring skills. All winning entries will be used as examples of best practice throughout the road and street works industry.

Submissions to the Awards were received from utilities, contractors, local authorities, and research bodies. The winners were chosen by an independent panel of experts including representatives from Utility Week, The Campaign for Better Transport and London First.

Street Works UK Chief Executive Bob Gallienne said:

 “I would like to congratulate the winners and everyone shortlisted for a Street Works UK Award. It is so important and enjoyable to bring together these examples of innovation, collaboration and excellence, and to celebrate the work that is going on right across the industry.

 High quality street works play a vital role delivering and maintaining UK infrastructure which is critical to improving UK productivity, competitiveness and balanced economic growth. So it is to the industry’s credit and UK plc’s benefit that we continue to deliver excellence and push forward the bounds of how street works are delivered.

 I would also like to thank our sponsors Virgin Media, Louise Ellman MP, former chair of the Transport Select Committee, for hosting the event, and all of our judges.”

Chris Matthews, Virgin Media said:

 “Virgin Media is proud to be a founding member of Street Works UK and sponsor for this event. We have embarked upon the single biggest private investment in UK internet infrastructure in over a decade with our expansion aiming to reach an additional 4 million premises amounting to a total of 17 million homes and businesses connected throughout the UK.

 A civils engineering programme of this scale is dependent on the ongoing success of the UK street works industry. We are proud to champion the Street Works UK vision, which is key to the continued success of street works.”


Innovation Excellence


Intelligent Traffic Lights- I-light

Kier/Pike Signals/A plant/Bristol Water/AGD



New Cable Strike Avoidance Tools

Affinity Water


CID T-Cover …. Keeping the Footpaths Open!

CID Group Pro Real-Time Traffic


 Street Works Future



Oxford Plastic Systems Ltd, TRIIO, Cadent, and Wales And West Utilities Replacement for Steel Plates in Driveways

Oxford Plastic Systems Ltd



Site Safety system for the Visually impaired

Balfour Beatty / Cusack


Customer Excellence on the GDSP (Gas Distribution Strategic Partnership) contract North West & West Midlands

Balfour Beatty


Mobile Training Vehicle

KN Group/Openreach


Communication Leaders



Customer communication in Hatton Garden

eight2O alliance with Thames Water



Going above and beyond with stakeholder engagement

Cadent Gas/tRIIO/Copper Consultancy


Customer and Stakeholder Impact Assessment for Gas Mains Replacement Projects

Cadent in Partnership with Balfour Beatty


Chudleigh Surface Water Sewer Separation

SWW Delivery Alliance H5O


Team of the Year


Street works compliance team

United Utilities



Recognition of Year on Year Improvement

Kier/ South West Water

Sustainable Methods



Non‐Intrusive Cable Extraction (NICE)

JSM Group



Closed loop recycling

eight2O alliance with Thames Water


Kier collaborative recycling with roadmender



The original soil stabiliser allowing 80% as dug material to be Recycled and Reused



Best Collaborative Work



FINDIT: Not just mapping – measuring

RSK / BT / University of Birmingham / Geomatrix Earth Science



It’s better together

Cadent Gas, tRIIO and Copper Consultancy


SGN and LSBUD – Best collaborative works



Long Service



Howard Lewis

Affinity Water



Tom Lambert

Balfour Beatty and Cadent


David Turnbull



 Outstanding Contribution



Safe Dig Mentor




Paving the way for Permits

HAUC England – Permits Guidance Group


Exceptional Contribution to Street Works UK



Samantha Brothwell

SWUK/Western Power Distribution