Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award

Oct 05, 2015

The British Construction Industry Awards recognise all-round excellence in construction, including the overall design, and delivery of buildings and civil engineering projects. The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award is the pinnacle of this awards ceremony. Nominees were assessed on a range of standards including economic and social value.

The Gobbins Coastal Pathway has been shortlisted for the Prime Minster’s Better Public Building Award.

The Gobbins is a Victorian coastal pathway in Co. Antrim.  A group led by Larne Borough Council invested over £6m to restore the walkways to their original splendour and once again promote the walkways as a key tourist attraction for the North. The new walkway features 15 bridges, including innovative tubular bridges and impressive cable stay structures.

ByrneLooby’s Belfast office were geotechnical designer on the project and advised on rockfall strategy, landslip avoidance, geological inspections, foundation design (assisted by both London and Dublin offices) and other support structures.

Other members of the project team includes:
Client – Larne Borough Council
Contractor – McLaughlin & Harvey (Mallusk, Newtownabbey)
Bridge Designer – Doran Consulting
Geotechnical Designer – Byrne Looby Partners (UK) Limited

The winning project will be presented at the British Construction Industry Awards ceremony in Park Lane, London on 14th October.