Morrison Construction wins double at Saltire Infrastructure Awards

Morrison Construction projects, Queensferry Crossing and Camogli Medical Centre, have won at the prestigious Saltire Infrastructure Awards.

Published: 25 October 2018
Capability: Infrastructure
Market: Roads and bridges

The Queensferry Crossing was awarded the Greatest Contribution to Scotland Award with the Camogli Medical Centre winning the Engineered in Scotland Award.

The Saltire Infrastructure Awards celebrate the best in civil engineering across Scotland showcasing outstanding projects and the professionals involved.

Taking place on 24 October,, the awards were held in the National Museum of Scotland and organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in partnership with the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Scotland for the Saltire Society.

The Greatest Contribution to Scotland Award adds to a growing collection of recognition the Queensferry Crossing has received, including the Major Project Highway Award won just last week. Officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in September 2017, the Queensferry Crossing is the longest three-tower cable-stayed bridge in the world. The crossing is the focal point of a major upgrade to transport corridor across the Firth of Forth in east Scotland.

Located on the world’s most remote inhabited island, Tristan da Cunha, the Camogli Medical Centre site was only accessible by sea, creating challenging design and construction conditions. Home to 256 people the island sits in the South Atlantic 1,500 miles from South Africa and 2,500 miles from the Falkland Islands. Off-site construction was maximised with all material, equipment and plant transferred to shore on a single ship.

Morrison Construction Infrastructure Scotland & International Managing Director, Jim Steele, said: “Considering the outstanding quality of the other shortlisted engineering projects this year, we are honoured to win these two awards from the Saltire Society.

"It is an achievement that would not be possible without our talented employees who steer these schemes to completion, and I’m pleased to see their work recognised in this way.

"Our people work very hard for our clients to deliver infrastructure of the highest standard, benefiting the communities we work in for many years to come.’’