Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering has been presented with a Green Hero Award in recognition of their sustainability initiatives on the Blackfriars Station and Bridge Redevelopment project.
The trophy, a certificate and bespoke zinc-etched green plaque, was presented by The Green Organisation at the 18th annual international awards ceremony at a recent House of Commons ceremony.
The Green Apple Awards are presented annually in recognition of companies, councils and communities carrying out projects that enhance environment and there were more than 500 nominations this year.
The award-winning project will be featured in the next Green Book, the world’s only work of reference on environmental best practice.
The judges commented: “A high profile redevelopment project on a highly complex and constrained site that makes use of alternative materials, transport and waste. that incorporated sustainability into the design process.”
International organiser Roger Wolens commented:
“To show continued interest in environmental issues during the current financial climate shows great foresight and Balfour Beatty deserve the recognition of being Green Apple Award winners.
“To then go further and become International Green Heroes is an even bolder statement of environmental intent.
“Organisations that go the extra mile and become International Green Heroes are demonstrating a serious commitment to the world around them.
“They invest in a better future for us all and deserve to be recognised for their efforts.”