Council wins national award for work on bus interchange project
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council won a prestigious national award for its âcollaborative work and shared visionâ on the construction of the new bus interchange.
The Council received the first Client of the year reward at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) awards ceremony last night in London.
CIOB is the world’s largest professional body for construction management and leadership, with a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction “for the good of society”.
The Council has faced a series of solid inputs from projects in areas such as business, sport, leisure and education, including pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Wolverhampton.
Caroline Gumble, Director General of CIOB said:
âThe level of nominations was very high and I was incredibly impressed with the caliber of our finalists. Congratulations to Merthyr Tydfil County City Council as the winners of the first customer of the year award.
Ms Gumble said the Board, a client of Morgan Sindall and a design team from Capita, had a vision for a new state-of-the-art facility and a modern, high-quality transportation hub “that stood out â.
She said the team impressed the judges with examples of collaborative work and shared vision, “and the addition of the electrification of public transport and the commissioning of ultra-low emission vehicles is a story in itself. “.
Funded by the Welsh government, Wales’ first fully electric transport hub and the only one that allows electric vehicles to be recharged on site, the interchange also has no gas or other fossil fuel supply and a recovery tank rainwater for public toilets. All the heating and hot water in the building are powered by renewable green energy sources, thus reducing its carbon impact over the entire lifecycle of the building.
It was also shortlisted for three other national awards, for âSustainabilityâ and âBest Customerâ, as part of the 2021 Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards; and the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) Cymru Awards for Planning Excellence 2021 – both in November.
The Board was nominated for the CIOB Award by Morgan Sindall Project Manager Ross Williams, who said: âI was delighted to hear the name of Merthyr Tydfil being the recipient of this prestigious award. It was great to see the County Borough in the spotlight across the UK.
âThe board took a unique approach to collaborating and managing the new transportation interchange project which was truly impressive – and that’s why I had to nominate them for the customer’s award. year. “
The award was received by the Council’s Strategic Infrastructure Program Manager, Alun Evans, Council Leader Lisa Mytton, and Deputy Leader, Cllr Geraint Thomas.
Regeneration, Processing and Marketing Cabinet Member Cllr Thomas said:
âWe are very proud of the bus interchange and of this fantastic achievement, which deserves to be recognized for our regeneration team and the contractors working in partnership at every stage of the project.