Ormeau Avenue Hydraulic Upgrade Completion and other News


Ormeau Avenue Hydraulic Upgrade Completion

We were delighted to attend the completion ceremony of our £5 million project which involved the upgrade of major sewers within the Ormeau Avenue/Lower Ormeau Road, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Sandy Row and Joy Street areas of Belfast. Some of the sewers within this area dated back to the late 1800’s and were in very poor condition. In addition to the upgrade of the existing sewers in the area, the project included the construction of a new underground Wastewater Pumping Station within an existing car park in Hardcastle Street. Photograph L-R: Dennis McGall, Managing Director of DAWSON-WAM; Chris McCracken, Linen Quarter; John Finucane, Lord Mayor of Belfast; Sara Venning, CEO of NI Water.

ISO 45001

We have successfully transitioned from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001. Well done to Peter Kerr and the rest of the team for their efforts.

.Richmond Building

Works are progressing well on a very compact site in London for a new office accommodation. Piles were installed within 250mm of existing party walls and through significant man made obstructions. Our works included UXO probing and derisking as a result of World War II bomb strike on the site.

Lincoln's Inn

Its not often that we get to see how our embedded retaining walls work when projects are complete but love how this basement is displayed to its users and how fits in so beautifully to its surroundings. We were contracted to GRAHAM Group to install the secant walls and load bearing piles for the new scheme to conserve and extend Lincoln’s Inn’s Grade II* listed Great Hall (1845) and Library (1873).


Water Aid Ball

We had a great time at WaterAid's 'Winter is Coming' annual ball. The event, attended by over 300 guests was a great success and raised £44,500 for WaterAid. We are delighted to continue to support this fantastic Charity!

Photo: Sara Venning WaterAid NI President with Rodney Moates and Alan Clyde from Dawson WAM


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