ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2014

All professions working in the built environment were invited to enter projects or phases of projects located in Greater London, which were substantially completed in 2013. For our ‘Designed in London’ category, applications were invited for projects located outside Greater London (UK or international projects) which were developed by teams in London.


Chair of the 2014 awards

Rod Macdonald
Rod is the Chief Executive of RunwaysUK encouraging informed debate on the issues of air transport capacity in the UK and is a director of CIMC Modular Systems working on their Verbus System. Until May 2011 he was Chairman of Buro Happold, having been a founding partner since its inception in 1976. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, Member of the Institution of Royal Engineers, Past Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers (2 years), Past Chairman of RedR UK (6 years), and Trustee of the Happold Trust. In 2010 Rod was awarded the ACE Engineering Ambassador of the Year Award for his contribution to the development and future of consultancy and engineering. He has had a principal role in many projects including: the London Olympic Park; Royal Ascot; BBC White City Media Village; The Royal Armories Museum, Leeds; and the Riyadh Financial District in Saudi Arabia.

Cllr Victoria Borwick AM, The Deputy Mayor of London

As a Londonwide member of the Greater London Assembly, Victoria has served on the Transport Committee; led the investigation on reducing the congestion in Oxford Street and examined more innovative solutions to the transport issues in this part of London. As Chairman of the Health and Public Services committee at the GLA, Victoria has worked in cross party groups on improving access to childcare, reducing fuel poverty, a review of the emergency services including detailed work on the London Ambulance Service and how the GLA can help children in care. Victoria has recently spoken on behalf of the Mayor at conferences on reducing the use of illicit tobacco, early intervention on alcohol abuse, reducing obesity and issues surrounding dementia.

As a Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, Victoria was the Chairman of the Civil Liberties Panel, and led the scrutiny of public order policing “Responding to G20”, and a review of the use of DNA in policing: “Protecting the innocent.” Within the MPA, she was also Vice Chairman of the Communities, Equalities and People Committee. She also served on the Economics, Culture and Sport Committee, including working on the scrutiny of the security for the Olympic Games. Victoria has previously served on the Standards Committee and Confirmation Hearings Committee.

She was born in London and has lived and worked here all her life. Married to Jamie, they have four children; she has been a Kensington and Chelsea Councillor since 2002, and is Chairman of Borough Community Relations.

Thomas Lane
Thomas is group technical editor for weekly construction magazine Building magazine and built environment sustainability show Ecobuild. He is responsible for Building’s architectural and technical coverage which includes regulations, sustainability, innovation, best practice and the costs section of Building. He also leads on the content of the extensive Ecobuild conference and seminar programme.

Chris Millard
Following a degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College, London, Chris joined the automotive industry, initially with Jaguar undertaking a number of senior business and technical roles for Rover, Land Rover, BMW and MG Rover.  He was project director on the Land Rover Freelander, and Platform Director for the Rover 75.  Chris gained a masters and doctorate from Warwick University.
In 2004, Chris joined BAA PLC as Head of Engineering for the £4.3bn Terminal 5 programme, at Heathrow Airport.  As a key member of the leadership team, he was responsible for technical integrity throughout the programme, covering design, construction, commissioning and system integration, in addition to quality and the independent assurance of all IT systems.  Following T5, he was appointed as Solutions Director for BAA’s £5bn Capital programme covering their seven UK airports – the client lead for design, engineering and process.
In April 2011, Chris joined Balfour Beatty PLC. As Business Efficiency Director, a member of the executive leadership team of their £3.0bn UK Construction Services business, he is driving a programme of integration and transformation throughout Balfour Beatty’s life-cycle delivery of projects and is leading the implementation of Building Information Modelling throughout Balfour’s UK construction operations.

John Turnzynski
John is a Director of Arup having joined the firm in 1977. Since then he has lived and worked in United Kingdom, the United States of America, Zambia and Australia.
He has led multidiscipline project teams on a variety of projects in the UK, Europe, and the USA and beyond. By bringing together integrated teams of engineers, architects, planners and managers, he has worked on major developments, building projects related to transport infrastructure, particularly major stations, and regeneration and master plans.
He leads Arup’s London & South East sub-region and is responsible for leading Arup’s role and position in the wider business and political environment, for identifying future trends and opportunities, and for setting out a forward strategic plan.
John has been involved in senior leadership of Arup in the USA and the UK, Middle East and Africa. This has included setting strategy, running significant portfolios from operations to marketing, and for running major business units.
Projects, and working closely with clients, remain a significant focus of John’s work - some of his noteworthy projects include: HS2 Euston Station, King’s Cross & St Pancras Station Redevelopment Project (Underground) (LUL), King’s Cross Station Redevelopment Programme (Overground) (Network Rail); Crossrail, London; California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; CalPERS Headquarters, Sacramento, California; General Motors Warren Technical Center, Warren, Michigan, USA; the Royal Opera House Development, Covent Garden, London; Glyndebourne Opera House, Glyndebourne, East Sussex; Portcullis House, Westminster, London; and the Zuidas Project, Amsterdam, Netherlands.



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Shortlist 2014

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Site visits to the shortlisted projects, 2013

Awards ceremony 2013