10 October, 2013 News stories

British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station wins British Construction Industry Award 2013

British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station won a prestigious British Construction Industry (BCI) International Award at a ceremony in London last night (Wednesday 9 October).

Designed by Architect Hugh Broughton, engineered by AECOM and built by Galliford Try, Halley is the most southerly research station operated by BAS. The new science facility represents a massive technical advancement on any of its predecessors.

The project team went through three full value-engineering and peer reviews to optimise functional efficiency without eroding BAS objectives for a world-class science facility or the designers’ concepts.

The BCI judges said,

“The creation of these buildings in one of the most hostile and difficult environments on planet Earth was a triumph for integrated, cohesive team working of the very highest order.”

Professor Jane Francis, Director of British Antarctic Survey said,

“I am delighted with this award – and offer my warm congratulations the design, engineering and construction teams. This construction industry award for British excellence in the international arena very much resonates with the BAS mission.”