Award win for Crickheath

Having been shortlisted in August, the current phase of restoration of the Montgomery Canal at Crickheath has now won the 2021 Ground Engineering – Community Engagement Award.

The Ground Engineering awards are the premier national event for geotechnics, engineering geology and geo-environmental engineering. This award is made jointly to Arcadis consulting engineers, Canal & River Trust as the client and the Shropshire Union Canal Society as the contractor.

It recognises the complexity of the geo-technical design required for this challenging site, delivery of community-based benefits from the canal restoration and the work being performed entirely by volunteers.

Society chairman Rich Hamp said: ‘We are very proud to be a part of this. It is a well-deserved testament to the quality of work that the Society has achieved.’

Shropshire Union Canal Society

SUCS Project Manager David Carter said: “It is rather surreal to see a volunteer organisation such as ours win a national award like this and beating many construction industry household names in the process.

“We are very grateful to the staff of both Arcadis and Canal & River Trust who are associated with this project for their help and guidance during this work. It has been a real team effort.”

Shropshire Union Canal Society volunteers can feel extremely proud of their contribution to the winning of this Community Engagement Award.