Severfield, the UK’s leading structural steel company, is delighted to announce it has won the Best Infrastructure Project Award at the Tekla Global BIM Awards 2016.
Following on from the success at the UK Awards earlier this year, Severfield, as part of The Northern Hub Alliance, has learned that it has also achieved global victory for the Ordsall Chord project in Manchester.
The Ordsall Chord forms part of Network Rail’s multi-billion-pound North of England Programme, which is an impressive project aiming to transform rail connectivity in the north of England, allowing hundreds more trains to run each day, ultimately creating space for millions more passengers each year and will, for the first time, directly link all five of Manchester’s city centre railway stations.
To achieve this, a short length of the Chord will be supported on a new viaduct, and the existing Victorian brick arch railway viaducts that it connects, will be extensively altered. In total, 3.2km of existing railway track, almost entirely supported on viaducts, is to be upgraded. New structures will be built to accommodate 350m of new track, and a further 345m of existing viaduct will be widened.
To deliver the Ordsall Chord project, the Northern Hub Alliance was formed and made up of Network Rail, Siemens, Amey Sersa JV, Skanska BAM JV, AECOM Mott MacDonald JV and Severfield.
The Alliance was formed to allow all parties to work closely together throughout the design development stage. It was recognised that certain aspects of the civil engineering works were particularly critical to the delivery programme, and from a very early stage, Severfield was engaged as the key steelwork subcontractor.
At an awards ceremony in Warsaw, Poland last week, Severfield Project Manager Jarrod Hulme collected the award alongside fellow members from the Northern Hub Alliance.
Jarrod said: “It was a great honour to collect this global award, which demonstrates how working collaboratively from an early stage really does help in the successful design and delivery of a project. Using Tekla detailers and value engineering experience from myself, we quickly developed a relationship that identified positive ways of helping both the engineer and the fabricator to build the best structure possible.”