Doncaster Council and its main contractor Carillion have won a major regional award for the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS).
The scheme won the Project of the Year over £5million crown at the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards 2015, run by the Chartered Institute of Building. FARRRS was also shortlisted in the Innovation and Collaborative Working categories.
The event is a showcase for the professionalism, excellence and innovation in South Yorkshire’s construction community. Now in its eighth year, the awards are open to public and private organisations, as well as individuals located in and around the region whose business is related to construction.
Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “This is fantastic news for all who have worked hard on this project – well done. FARRRS will be the catalyst for transforming the whole area into a world-class business location levering in major private investment and delivering jobs and growth.”
Lee Tinkler, Carillion’s Project Director, North, said: “This scheme has posed many challenges for Doncaster Council and Carillion. The teams’ collaborative approach to resolving many issues and delivering this complex scheme on time is great achievement for all concerned. FARRRS will significantly improve transportation links to the South and East of Doncaster, promoting new jobs and growth for the area. We are delighted that the scheme is now nearing completion and we are excited by the benefits it will bring to the area.”
The first phase of the Doncaster Council led £56million FARRRS project received financial assistance from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, backing from private sector partners Harworth Estates, the Peel Group and Verdion and is supported regionally by the Growing Places Fund and the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. The main contractor for the works is Carillion.
The FARRRS link road will speed up journey times to Doncaster Sheffield Airport and unlock developments along the route like the £400million iPort and the 1,200 new housing development on the former Rossington Colliery site.
Surfacing works are now well underway on the three mile link from Junction 3 of the M18 which will open in early 2016.
More information on the scheme is available at: www.doncaster.gov.uk/FARRRS