CECA North West Award for Collaboration

On Friday 20 October, PP O’Connor and Laing O’Rourke received the CECA (Civil Engineers Contractors Association) Award for Collaboration for the Davyhulme Waste Water treatment works. The two firms have being working together on the project since 2015.

The joint approach was taken to overcome the significant logistical restrictions across the site, with over forty different trades being present, requiring close management and flexibility from all involved.

Dave Marsh Laing O’Rourke Project Director comments about the positive working relationship that has blossomed: “In May 2015, Laing O’Rourke, awarded PP O’Connor a significant package to undertake the initial site remediation works at Davyhulme Waste Water Treatment Works. Due to their outstanding performance and the open trust gained of their management team, their scope of work quickly increased and changed to a more collaborative arrangement that included soil remediation, specialist plant hire, aggregate supply, lime stabilisation and the installation of large diameter ductile iron pipework and associated civil engineering works. All of this work was completed on time, to a very high standard and provided joint cost savings. The works were further extended to include a dewatered attenuation lagoon, structures, site roads, surfacing, kerbing, surface water drainage and associated finishing works. This £150 million project would not be as successful as it is without the collaborative teamwork that we have enjoyed with PPOC.”