Bridge contractor of the year

This award seeks to recognise the best contractors – main contractors or specialists - involved in delivering the construction element of new build bridge projects or who carry out major refurbishment schemes on bridges.

Balfour Beatty Vinci Joint Venture; SPMT Bridge Drive

The delivery of Fulfen Wood Overbridge demonstrates the completion of the heaviest SPMT drive in the UK to install a concrete portal intersection bridge, standing at 6,200 tonnes. BBV successfully drove the overbridge into position during a 9 day rail blockade on Europe's busiest mixed use railway, the West Coast Main Line, in Lichfield. BBV collaborated with the designer to optimise the design, improve cost effectiveness and decrease risk during the blockade. Overall the team showed great co-ordination between all parties involved and collaboration to hand back the rail ahead of time to allow service to resume.

Beaver Bridges

Beaver Bridges has disrupted the Bridge Sector through the delivery of Concept to Completion projects, under the banner of Next Generation Bridge Solutions. Rather than a client engaging separate designers, constructers, installers and stakeholders, Beaver Bridges takes complete responsibility. This approach reduces client risks of cost and time overrun, by enabling Beaver Bridges to design the most sustainable and efficient solutions. Significant projects have already been delivered with outstanding client satisfaction. The business continues to listen to client needs, develop its manufacturing and professional competencies, and is ambitious to expand the offer both at home and overseas.

Briton Fabricators

Briton Fabricators Limited is one of the UKs best steel infrastructure specialists. We are adept at contracting, offer ECI advice, and our diverse portfolio covers all of our clients Bridge and Gantry Infrastructure needs. From Viaduct to Pedestrian, 5 meter to 50 meter, our team is experienced and keen to offer innovative, safe solutions to meet the industries requirements on all civil engineering schemes.


GRAHAM has an outstanding ability to deliver projects that go beyond physical structures, encompassing a commitment to innovation, sustainability, social value, and community impact. Striving for organic growth, we will continue to reinforce our position as a leader in bridge construction. Through early engagement and advice to clients, brainstorming innovative ideas with our supply chain, and proactive design and delivery solutions. We aim to create a positive impact within the communities where we operate, delivering the client's vision while leading the way in modern construction.

Vinci Construction Grand Projets

Vinci Construction Grands Projets (VCGP) stands out in bridge construction, boasting recent triumphs like HS2 Area North and international projects. Pioneering innovation, VCGP introduces ground-breaking bridge-building technology in the UK, setting industry benchmarks. Notably, the 6.6 km HS2 viaduct project showcases adaptability in construction methodologies, addressing challenges through strategic solutions. VCGP's achievements extend to technological innovations, including next-gen pre-stressing duct couplers and PT jack handlers. Our commitment to continuous improvement and Lean Management exemplifies transformative industry leadership. Demonstrating expertise on HS2, VCGP deserves acclaim for managing complex bridge projects with cutting-edge methods, promising safer, quicker, and cost-effective infrastructure solutions.


VolkerLaser is the specialist contractor of choice for bridge projects across the UK, with extensive knowledge and experience in major refurbishments, complex structural repairs, new build projects, access solutions and sensitive restorations. Our expert team has successfully delivered works to some of the country’s most iconic structures, regenerating areas for local communities, as well as improving transport links and networks. Our capability in providing innovative solutions means we often save clients time and money, making our bridge offering efficient and cost effective, as well as high quality and industry leading.