Recognising achievement

The Avenue has won several awards since the clean-up began, thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of our team and partners.

Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Award Update

The Avenue has been part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme since commencing remediation work in 2009. The scheme itself monitors construction sites against a Code of Considerate Practice and is concerened about three main areas: the general public, the workforce and the environment. Since joining the Considerate Constructors Scheme the project has achieved many awards.
Most recently, The Avenue were delighted to accept the prestigious Gold Award at the March 2014 Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards ceremony.


 From left to right : David Mahon, Marcus Foweather, Andrew Coapes & Nick Winfield


Considerate Constructors Scheme - National Site Awards 2012 & 2013

The Avenue Project were awarded the Gold Award in 2012 and the Silver Award in 2013. The scheme has recognised the projects aim to reclaim a heavily polluted industrial site, and return it back to community and wildlife use. They are aware of the great efforts made by the team to reassure the surrounding community addressing any concerns they may have had regarding remediation process. The project has been described as "a fine example of a well executed communications programme which kept neighbours onside during work on this locally notorious site"

ICE ‘East Midlands Merit Award for design and innovation

The Avenue project scooped the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers’ East Midlands Merit Award for design and innovation in 2007. The award is to recognise and encourage excellence in design and construction in civil engineering and reflects the fact that The Avenue is seen as a landmark project, bringing together the latest technology from the UK and abroad to solve the complex remediation problems left by decades of industrial contamination.

BB RIA ‘Best Conceptual Design’ Award

The Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation Awards recognise best practice in remediation and the use of remediation technology throughout the UK. Launched by Brownfield Briefing and Newzeye, the Awards also recognise innovation and conceptual design work. Our partner, Jacobs UK, won a ‘best conceptual design’ award for their work at The Avenue in 2006 and was presented with their award at a special ceremony in London.

BTO ‘Business Bird Challenge’ Conservation Award

Also in 2006, The Avenue team, along with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, won a British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) ‘Business Bird Challenge’ Award for Conservation. The ‘Business Bird Challenge’ recognises and applauds the efforts of businesses and organisations to improve their sites’ conservation value, as well as their work within local communities.


The Avenue has been awarded ‘feature project’ status by Eurodemo.

Clean up
The team
Award ceremony