Sir John Fowler Award

River Hull Navigation Authority Feasibility Study

Pell Frischmann is delighted to have won the Sir John Fowler Award at the Yorkshire and Humber Region ICE Gala Dinner 2018 - for the River Hull Navigation Authority Feasibility Study.

The study investigated current arrangements and proposed four options for developing a form of navigation authority - do nothing, positive enforcement of existing powers, agreement of a trust between existing parties, and establishing a full navigation authority.


River Hull Navigation Authority Winner

These four options outlined the cost implications, key considerations for decision making, and advantages and disadvantages - including the increase in tourism to both Beverley and Driffield due to the replacement of Wansford Bridge. Opportunities were also identified to support regeneration of adjacent land and deliver a scope for commercial and residential development.

Opportunities were also identified to support regeneration of adjacent land and deliver a scope for commercial and residential development.

The study was well received at the River Hull Board (a consortium of interested parties, local authorities, and regional politicians). 

The Judges made this award, citing 'the potential for improvement and economic development in the area with advantages such as better control over berthing; income contribution from the river to part offset regular costs for maintenance; support of regeneration; and scope for commercial and residential development'.

We are pleased to have been awarded the prestigious Sir John Fowler Award, which reflects not only the excellent work of our specialists on this unique project, but the insight and vision of the clients and stakeholders throughout. 

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