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Innovation in Project Management Award

Celebrate with us on 20 November 2023
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Innovation in Projects Award

Sponsored by KBR

The winner of this category has now been announced. Congratulations to all our finalists in this category.

A unique award recognising projects or programmes that demonstrate progressive, diverse and innovative approaches to project delivery.

We live and work in an ever-progressive world, which is why here at APM we value and encourage innovation in project management techniques and methods. We also recognise that new and exciting ideas for project management exist in every sector, for every type of project. That’s why all entries, across every category, will be automatically considered for this award, given at the discretion of our awards judges and ASG.

In each existing entry, our judges will be looking for projects or programmes that demonstrate progressive, diverse and innovative approaches to project delivery, including techniques, processes or methods, that have directly contributed to successful project outcomes.

Because all entries are automatically put forward for this award, there is no need to submit any additional material to ensure your entry is included. The judges will purely use stage one written submissions to choose their winner for this award, who will be announced on the night.

Congratulations to our Winner

Winner  Low Crosby Flood Risk Management Scheme, Environment Agency

Through exemplary collaboration and engagement, Low Crosby Flood Risk Management Scheme implements an entirely nature-based, carbon sequestration solution to reduce flood risk to 95 properties, deliver £15M of benefit and provide long-term climate resilience.

To better plan and adapt to increasing flood risk, this project takes a radically different approach. Instead of building ever higher defences, the entirely nature-based solution involved lowering a 3km private embankment on the opposite bank of the river to reconnect 185ha of historic floodplain. This maximises the natural conveyance capacity and significantly reduces flood levels at Low Crosby.

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Finalist  HS2 Phase 2b, Mott MacDonald WSP Joint Venture 

MWJV managed a high profile, highly political and visible programme to develop Western Leg of HS2 Phase2b to introduce the Bill into Parliament, pass the Bill through House of Commons and Lords to secure the powers to construct, operate and maintain HS2 between Crewe in Cheshire and Manchester.

This scheme will deliver connectivity and capacity, wider network impacts, support development and regeneration of the North of the UK, provide sustainable alternative to long-distance travel thus contributing to net zero, create skills and jobs. It will make a huge difference to 800+ team members if it is recognised at APM awards.


Finalist  Transpennine Route Upgrade West (TRU West)

The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) is a multi-billion pound, multi-disciplinary, long-term infrastructure transformation programme including civils, track, railway systems and electrification. The TRU west Alliance is transforming the railway between Manchester and Leeds with participants Network Rail, BAM Nuttall, Arup, Amey and Siemens.

The Transpennine Route is the key East-West rail artery in the North, running between Manchester and York; incorporating 25 stations, 285 bridges and viaducts, six miles of tunnels, and 29 level crossings. To rise to the challenge, TRU digital construction team implemented a multi-faceted solution that drove data integration, true collaboration and optimum project outcomes.

Finalist  Arcadis Sustainability, Arcadis UK

Arcadis Sustainable Advisory Team provides Climate Change services for clients across the private and public sectors. This can be for an individual asset, asset portfolios and business operations.

Arcadis has been supporting the City of London Corporation (CoLC) in achieving their Climate Action Strategy (CAS) through the delivery of various projects, including Climate Change Impact Modelling for Corporate and Investment Property Assets on temperature and extreme precipitation across the Square Mile.