Pell Frischmann - News - British Expertise Awards 2011

Thu 17th Nov 2011 - 12:31

In 2009, we received a Commendation from the British Expertise for the Delhi Airport Terminal 3 project in the Major Projects Category and last year were Commended for the Bucharest Historic Zone Masterplanning project in Romania in the Major Consultancy Project of the Year Category. Following on from this success, this year we received a further 3 nominations!

The recently completed Al Zeina Beach Development in Abu Dhabi was nominated for Major Project of the Year and the Mumbai Area Traffic Control project was nominated in two categories, Emerging Market Project of the Year and the Environmental Impact Award.

The projects were commended in all categories and we are pleased to announce that the Al Zeina Beach Development was “Highly Commended” by the judging panel in the Major Project of the Year category.

Al Zeina Beach Development - Al Zeina is considered as the ‘the strategic gateway to the Al Raha Beach Development’. This £310M project provides 1,200 luxury apartments and villas. It provides residents with swimming pools, private gardens, retail facility, gymnasiums, libraries and considerable underground car parking. Designed and constructed in the midst of the global financial crisis, where material, property and labour costs, continuously changed throughout the scheme, we provided a fast and adaptable multi-disciplinary design service to ensure the schemes success. The completed project is now recognised as a new benchmark in sustainable development for the city of Abu Dhabi.

Mumbai Area Traffic Control - The ever increasing travel demand in the Indian city of Mumbai meant that it was necessary to manage the traffic demand by employing advanced Intelligent Transport techniques to minimise travel delays and alleviate congestion as a means of managing future growth. Pell Frischmann was appointed to research, design, procure and supervise the installation of an Area Traffic Control System, funded by the World Bank. Currently the largest Traffic Control System in India, its completion has delivered a range of benefits for local people; reducing accidents, improving travel times and reducing green house gas-emissions, by controlling 253 junctions in the city.

This year’s International Awards were presented by our President, HRH the Duke of Gloucester during our Annual Dinner, held at the Institute of Directors on the evening of 9 November. Members and their guests were then treated to a speech from the Rt Hon Michael Portillo, our presenter for the evening that was self-deprecating but nevertheless showed a profound grasp of the political and economic problems that Europe is currently facing, and their implications for the UK.