Anglian Water, Kier and Clancy Docwra’s Roadmender has picked up the prestigious ‘Excellence in Street works in Association with NJUG award’ at the 2016 Utility Week Awards in London.

Roadmender is a piece of equipment which allows repair teams in IMR Water and Water Recycling Alliances to mix asphalt on the roadside. It has changed the way reinstatements are carried out, as holes can be filled 24 hours a day without the need to wait for a separate team to complete the job. The new technology means street works can often be completed quicker and are less disruptive.

Steve Burley, Compliance and Performance Manager for the IMR Water Alliance said: “This award pays homage to the Alliance principles of collaboration, innovation and transformation, with the award being for the collaborative working and joint efforts of Kier, Clancy Docwra and ourselves. This is the first of what I hope to be many awards won by the Alliance.”

Roadmender has also won the National Joint Utilities Group award for Innovation at the House of Commons.