A £20m project to reduce the risk of sewers flooding in Portsmouth was recognised at a national awards ceremony.
The scheme by Southern Water was praised at the Considerate Constructors 2014 Site Awards.
Carried out by contractor 4Delivery, the scheme involves building new pipes and sewers, as well as two new underground pumping stations, including at Stamshaw Park.
Construction started in October 2012 at various places across the city and is due to be completed this year.
The comment from judges was: ‘This site has shown the highest levels of consideration towards the public, its workforce and the environment through adhering to the scheme’s own code of considerate practice.’
Geoff Loader, Southern Water’s director of communications, said: ‘This is a major project involving construction across several parts of the city.
‘We and 4Delivery are working hard to engage with and ease the impact on our customers and this award recognises those efforts.’