This project led by Scheme Client Partner, Highways England, is the first major infrastructure project to be recognised as an Ultra Site.
Being part of an Ultra Site has proved to be a positive driving force on this project, as it has provided a cohesive framework for contractors and the entire supply chain to work to the same high standards.
Mark Berg, Project Director for A14 IDT Cambridge to Huntingdon Bypass said: “Being part of the CCS Ultra Site is important to the Integrated Delivery Team. Working with the Ultra Site, in particular working with our supply chain, allows us to push the boundaries, the capability and capacity of our supply chain.
“They are engaged in the process going forward and try to really drive the values of what Ultra Sites stand for. This is really important to us and we hope to use Ultra Sites as a means of changing the industry going forward, not just for the A14 but to further communities.”
This project was shortlisted in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018 as one of five nominees in the ‘Conservation Success of the Year’ category. Praising the ecology team for its painstaking care for the environment, judge Sheena Harvey said: “It’s a project that should lead the way in how to mitigate the damage done by infrastructure works – this is an example that needs to be out there for people to follow.”
Watch the video below to find out more about this Ultra Site.
About the project
UK’s biggest road construction project. Upgrade of 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
Client Highways England
Joint venture Balfour Beatty Costain Skanska
Scheduled for completion 2021
“Highways England is a Client Partner of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. We’re really proud to be an Ultra Site. We find these days, it’s not just about what we build, it’s how we build. The A14 is a flagship project creating a fantastic opportunity to leave a legacy for this community. We really look forward to working with our delivery partners and their supply chain to make a lasting difference for this area.”
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