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Newcastle WwTW wins ICE NI Sustainability Award

Newcastle WwTW was recently awarded the ICE NI Sustainability Award for 2016 by ICE President Professor Tim Broyd at the Annual Dinner in Belfast. The award acknowledged excellence in sustainable construction for a local Northern Ireland project.

Located in one of Northern Ireland’s premier coastal resorts, the £9m Newcastle WwTW project involved the construction of a 2,000m2 extension into the Irish Sea (an SAC/ASSI/ASI/AONB) to house a UV tertiary treatment process, storm storage and additional treatment steam to ensure compliance with the new Bathing Water Regulations. The treatment works was future-proofed to accommodate population growth with the existing treatment works, 300m sea outfall and inline terminal pumping stations all refurbished to meet current industry standards.

Excellence was achieved as a result of the project team going beyond the regulatory environmental requirements. Through stakeholder collaboration (local residents / Down Council / Mourne Heritage Trust) the environment was enhanced / new habitats created by the construction of a green roof, bird boxes, ledges and otter holts. In addition, plans were developed for the existing roof to create a public amenity space opportunity.

Project Team: Client - NIW, Project Managers – McAdam Design, Contractor – Dawson Wam/ Ovivo