Cain-Bio Engineering wins the CIHT award for innovate work on the River Wylye

31 January 2020

This award recognises projects, policy initiatives or strategies delivered by the highways and transportation industry that can demonstrate a contribution to sustainable working and living in the UK.

The River Wylye is located in a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; its clear waters providing the perfect opportunity for local anglers. However, the river’s proximity to the A36 created a potential threat when an undercut embankment slope collapsed during heavy rainfall.

“An impressive and clever use of both innovative and sustainable materials and methods to deliver the repair with great sensitivity to both the environmental and engineering needs of the area, resulting in a project that delivers its objectives without overengineering.  The scheme gives consideration to traffic control and reduces air pollution, whilst the team undertook a thorough consultation and dialogue process to ensure the project adhered to the sustainability principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.”  Said the award Judges

“ Cain Bio-Engineering devised a solution tailored to the very specific needs of the challenge, we pride ourselves on providing innovative solutions while working sensitively with the environment. 

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Very proud winners of this award