CRA Awards Shortlist 2021 Announced

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The shortlist for the Concrete Repair Association Awards has been finalised! This year, there are 2 categories of awards: The Project of the Year Award and the Innovation of the Year.  

The Concrete Repair Association Project of the Year Award recognises projects of exceptional achievement in the repair or refurbishment of an existing structure. The judging panel considered each entry in terms of complexity, quality of service, innovation and environmental considerations of the project.

Three projects have been shortlisted from entries received from members of Concrete Repair Association. They include:

  • Mapei & Gunite – The Chocolate Factory, Bristol
  • CRL & Fosroc – Milford Towers Estate
  • Balvac – M60 Palatine Road Bridge


The Concrete Repair Association Innovation of the Year recognises projects showcasing an example of an innovative, concrete repair product or service e.g. installation method, or new product.

Three projects have been shortlisted from entries received from members of Concrete Repair Association. They include:

  • CLM – HAVS prevention drilling tool innovation, A38 Repair works
  • Balvac – Reaching for HAVS free concrete breakout, Queensway Tunnel Concrete Repairs,
  • SIKA – Sustainable Concrete Repair, MonoTop® Sustainable range

Project of the Year Award Shortlist

Mapei Ltd & Gunite Ltd – The Chocolate Factory, Bristol 





Mapei Ltd & Gunite Ltd and their joint work on the Elisabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory in Bristol. The factory was originally built in 1915 and produced over 250 tonnes of chocolate each week. In 2006, it shut its doors for the last time. The factory is now being developed into prestigious apartments, meaning a novel method of restoring and, importantly, strengthening the structure was required.

CRL & FOSROC – Milford Towers Estate 



Fosroc Ltd & Concrete Repairs Ltd for their joint work on Milford Towers Estate, London.
Fosroc worked closely with CRL to provide a product specification that addressed the defects identified in the CRL Survey Report and helped overcome the numerous challenges involved, such as:

• Dealing with the residents
• Maintaining accessibility to commercial and residential areas
• Health and safety of the public
• Rapid return to service (to minimise disruption)
• Making the once condemned, brutalist structure a safer and more attractive place for people to live and work in.


Balvac Ltd – M60 Palatine Bridge 


The project involved structural concrete repairs and impressed current cathodic protection to the crossheads on Piers 17 and 18. The scheme was delivered as a Task Order on the Highways England Area 10 4 Year Construction Works Framework (CWF), where Balvac is one of two CWF Suppliers for Structural Services and Cathodic Protection.


Innovation of the Year Award Shortlist

Currall Lewis & Martin (Construction) Ltd –


Currall Lewis & Martin (Construction) Ltd for its HAVS prevention drilling tool innovation, which was created during their repair works on the A38 for Highways England (now National Highways), a scheme of work which was commissioned through Kier Highways.


Balvac Ltd – 

Balvac Ltd for its HAVS-free concrete breakout innovation to drive down vibration exposure when undertaking structural concrete repairs, during work on the Queensway Tunnel Concrete Repair project.

SIKA Ltd – 

SIKA LTD for the Sika MonoTop® Sustainable Concrete Repair Range, the first reduced carbon footprint concrete repair system is unique to the industry. The range consists of the following products:

  • Sika MonoTop®-1010
  • Sika MonoTop®-3020
  • MonoTop®-4012

Good luck to all of the shortlisted entries, and we hope to see our CRA members and guests for the ceremony and dinner!

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