Scarborough bathing water scheme grabs top award

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A project to make Scarborough’s beaches cleaner triumphed over some of the region’s most impressive property schemes to gain top honours at this year’s RICS Pro Yorkshire Awards, held at The National Railway Museum in York last night.

Yorkshire Water’s ‘Scarborough Bathing Water Scheme’ won the Infrastructure accolade for its £50 million investment to improve the town’s waste water pumping, storage and treatment facilities.

The scheme is also designed to ensure that any Yorkshire Water Services (YWS) assets which could influence bathing water quality, do not adversely affect achieving the new revised Bathing Water Directive (rBWD) which has introduced more stringent water quality standards for designated bathing waters.

RICS judges praised the project team for successfully reducing the chance of untreated water entering the sea during times of heavy rainfall, ensuring Scarborough’s beaches are much cleaner.

The judges also applauded the project team for the high quality of works undertaken, which they said will allow Scarborough to play a huge part in securing the highest standards of bathing water quality for the town.

The prestigious RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Pro Yorkshire Awards are better known as the regional property Oscars and celebrate inspirational initiatives in the land, property and construction sectors. TV personality, Phil Spencer was the host for this year’s annual glittering ceremony.

Best known for his work on the Channel 4 series, Location, Location, Location, Phil proved a huge hit with the audience of over 330 local property professionals.