The Woodhouse Tunnel project in Leeds has been shortlisted for the Construction News Specialist Awards 2016. The VolkerLaser project has made the shortlist from among a record number of entrants within the Project of the Year (subcontract over €2.8m) category.
As a major artery and vital piece of infrastructure within the centre of Leeds, Woodhouse Tunnel - which carries the A58(M) beneath the busy city centre and Leeds General Infirmary, as well as adjacent to the university – sees over 75,000 cars pass through every day. Originally built in the late 1960s, refurbishment and strengthening to the two-lane tunnel was identified as necessary in order to address over forty years of deterioration, and is part of a wider €35 million maintenance scheme of improvements to the Leeds Inner Ring Road.
The Construction News Specialists Awards are the only national awards celebrating the best specialist contractors in the UK. With 18 targeted categories, the awards ensure that whatever size or specialism, there is an appropriate avenue to showcase their achievements.
The winners will be announced on 24 February 2016 at a glamorous ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane, where over 1,000 of the industry elite will join together for a night ofentertainment, celebration and networking.