Keller has been shortlisted in three categories at the Ground Engineering Awards 2023.
The panel of judges have nominated the company in the Contractor of the Year, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Champion and UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of between £1-3M sections.
The Contractor of the Year nomination comes after an excellent 2022 for Keller. Work on major projects such as HS2 pushed turnover to£127m and profits to £7.8m. Working on HS2 and other major infrastructure projects while maintaining the core business has also seen headcount rise sharply.
One of those projects was at The Acre, London which earned the nomination in the UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of between £1-3M section. The job was a collaboration between ourselves, engineers Arup, client Platform and main contractor McGee.
The Acre is a repurposing of an iconic 240,000 sq ft landmark building in Covent Garden. Keller used its Pali Radice mini-piling system to install additional foundations taking into account existing obstructions beneath ground. Set to complete later this year, the refurbishment will revitalise existing office areas, add floor space, upgrade the building’s performance and provide new public space and retail opportunities at ground level.
Keller UK’s Head of HR and Training, Amrit Ingham, has been nominated in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion category for leading the company's work on EDI issues. In 2002, Keller was awarded Leaders in Diversity status by the National Centre for Diversity, one of a number of accolades the company and Am personally have received for their EDI efforts in recent months.
The winners of the Ground Engineering Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on 12 July at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, London.