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Prestigious Brownfield award for WSP and partners for Coast Guard development

Our North American Environment & Energy business is part of the project team that has won the prestigious James D. P. Farrell Brownfield Project of the Year Award for its work on the $435m construction of the US Coast Guard HQ development in Washington D.C. This award, sponsored by The Environmental Business Council of New England, is awarded to a Brownfield project which serves as an example of excellence notwithstanding the social, economic, technical and institutional challenges imposed.


WSP is recognized alongside our partners on this high profile project: U.S. General Services Administration; U.S. Department of Homeland Security / U.S. Coast Guard; Mabbett & Associates; and Tishman / AECOM JV.

Commenting on the award, WSP's Managing Director for North America, Jan Chizzonite, said: "We are delighted to receive this high profile accolade. It has truly been a team effort. The proposed 1.2m square foot facility represents an exciting and impressive regeneration of this area of the city and the teamwork between all the project partners has enabled this project to be driven forward successfully. We are delighted to be part of the team, and we have contributed a large on-site team of our own to work around the clock to manage the site clean-up."

The James D. P. Farrell Brownfield Award is specifically recognizing the redevelopment of the former St Elizabeth's Hospital Campus, a national historic landmark in D.C., as the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. WSP has played a key role in ensuring the environmental requirements have been met while still achieving critical construction milestones at the largest ARRA funded construction project in the country. Under WSP's guidance, 1m tons of soil has been excavated and over 600,000 tons of ash and contaminated soil has been removed and appropriately managed.