A TEAM of engineers from Glasgow have won a coveted award for their innovative reconstruction of a Renfrew pumping station.

The reconstruction of the Provost Driver Court Pumping Station was named Best UK Project with a Geotechnical Value up to £1m at the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards.

Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the behaviour of earth materials, and the Ground Engineering Awards is the flagship award event for the geotechnical profession.

The team was presented with their award by comedian Marcus Brigstocke at a ceremony in London.

The £4m project reconstructed the pumping station, which was damaged by ground settlement in 2013, and densified the surrounding ground to prevent further movement.

The work was led by the Glasgow office of Danish-headquartered international engineering firm COWI.

COWI worked with main contractor Morrison Construction, groundwater specialist WJ Groundwater, ground stabilisation contractor Uretek and monitoring specialist Datum Monitoring to carry out the project on behalf of Scottish Water.

The judges praised the innovative dewatering technique used to densify the ground and commended the team’s engagement with residents in the cul-de-sac where the station is located.

COWI was also a shortlisted finalist in the ‘UK Geotechnical Team of the Year’ category.