Flood team picks up big prize

Donald Murray, of Volker Stevin, receives the National Gold Award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme from Barry Clarke in recognition of the firm's work on the Todmorden flood alleviation scheme
Donald Murray, of Volker Stevin, receives the National Gold Award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme from Barry Clarke in recognition of the firm's work on the Todmorden flood alleviation scheme

Contractors for the Todmorden flood alleviation scheme have won a prestigious award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Volker Stevin, who has been carrying out the work at various points around Todmorden, has been presented with the National Gold Award in recognition of the high level of care and consideration shown to the local neighbourhood, general public, site staff and the environment.

Donald Murray, of Volker Stevin, was presented with the award by Barry Clarke, president of the Institute of Civil Engineers, during a ceremony held at the Plaisterers Hall in London.

Volker Stevin was praised for its traffic management on Rochdale Road and also for the help its staff provided to residents affected by last summer’s floods.

The company has also won an Environment Agency Gold Award for community support.

The work aims to protect the upper Calder Valley from further flooding.