Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services Transport Division, is proud to be shortlisted in two award categories at this year’s Highways Awards for its work on the Hampshire Highways contract.
The awards recognise the established and successful collaboration between Milestone Infrastructure and its client Hampshire County Council, working together as Hampshire Highways.

The team has been shortlisted in the Environmental Sustainability Award and Highway Partnership Award categories.

The Hampshire Highways Carbon Strategy, launched in 2020, is shortlisted for the Environmental Sustainability Award.

Aligned with Hampshire County Council’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050, the strategy includes long and short-term solutions and considers how to ensure the sustainability of projects, from the planning and design stages through to the delivery.

The Micheldever Road Materials Recycling Facility is shortlisted for the Highway Partnership Award.

The facility, created in partnership between Milestone Infrastructure, Hampshire County Council and OCL Regeneration, first started operating in January 2021 thanks to the County Council’s investment. At the end of March 2022, it had recycled 25,553 tonnes of construction waste, saving 485 tonnes of CO2 emissions, the equivalent to driving 233 average petrol cars for a year. This saved an astonishing £945,148 in waste road materials disposal costs for the Hampshire Highways contract.

In November 2021, the Micheldever site received an international Green Apple award recognising its contribution to environmental sustainability. Details have been shared with other county councils who are now working with Hampshire County Council, Milestone Infrastructure and OCL Regeneration to implement similar facilities.

Anna Harries, Sustainability Manager at Milestone Infrastructure, said: “As Hampshire Highways, together with Hampshire County Council, we have set bold targets and a clear action plan to achieve net-zero by 2050. We held two carbon workshops with our client and supply chain and these opportunities for collaboration have helped us with our low carbon focus.

“The Micheldever Road Materials Recycling Facility is vital in helping Hampshire Highways reduce carbon and continually trial new, sustainable products and methods.”

Councillor Nick Adams-King, Executive Member for Highways Operations at Hampshire County Council, said: “This facility has put us at the cutting edge of material re-use and recycling. With around 5,500 miles of roads to maintain across Hampshire this will make a significant contribution to reducing our carbon footprint, leading the way in sustainable construction – reducing reliance on external supply chains by bringing back material taken up during repair, processing it cleanly and quietly, and then re-using it elsewhere on the local road network.”

The awards are due to take place Wednesday 19 October at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London and we wish the team the very best of luck.

Now in their 19th year, the prestigious Highways Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the people, teams and projects that have gone above and beyond to keep the country moving.

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