ICE London Civil Engineering Awards

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The ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2019 in association with Jacobs celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity in London.

The ICE London People’s Choice Award will be awarded to the project which has inspired and delivered a positive impact in London- chosen by the public. Ten projects have been shortlisted for their creative, sustainable and innovative thinking to transform the lives of Londoners.

People's Choice vote

Voting has now closed. Three voters will be selected at random to win Shaping the World book by the ICE.

The winning project will be announced at the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards on Thursday 16 May and online via Londonist.

2019 shortlist

Chiswick Park Footbridge, submitted by Expedition

Chiswick Park Footbridge

Chiswick Park Footbridge is a 120m long, three-span arched bridge providing an important public pedestrian link between the successful Chiswick Park business park and the surrounding community and transport links. The improved connectivity removes the mixed pedestrian and traffic railway level crossings and includes the key societal benefit of reducing overcrowding at nearby Gunnersbury station.

Coal Drops Yard, submitted by Arup

Coal Drops Yard is a vibrant new destination forming the jewel in the crown of the King’s Cross development, the regeneration of this once abandoned part of central London. Centred around the Victorian-era East and West Coal Drops, it included repurposing these Victorian era buildings and linking them together with a 33m-spanning “floating floor” and curved roof high above the central courtyard. Cutting-edge steelwork design and assembly was mixed with delicate and specialist repair and reconfiguration of the grade II listed buildings to create this new space for the public to shop, eat, drink and play.

Coal Drops Yard

Deephams STW Major Upgrade Project, submitted by Thames Water

Deephams Sewer Major Upgrade Project

Working in collaboration with Thames Water, a joint venture of AECOM, Murphy and Kier has designed and constructed the upgrade work to the UKs fourth largest sewage works. The aim of the project was to support the natural and built environment by improving the quality of treated water and achieving a 99% reduction in odour emissions. The site treats the wastewater from around 1 million customers and the upgrade had to be completed without disrupting this essential day to day operation.

Hackney Wick Station Redevelopment, submitted by Mott MacDonald Ltd

As a legacy of the London Olympics, the new inclusive station improves connectivity to the surrounding area and has accelerated local regeneration. The design reflects the area’s industrial heritage and encapsulates the artistry and creativity for which the area is well known.

Hackney Wick Station Redevelopment

Meridian Water Station, submitted by London Borough of Enfield

Meridian Water Station

Meridian Water Station is a new £46M station funded by London Borough of Enfield and the Greater London Authority, in collaborative partnership with Network Rail. Its landmark design combines ‘Civic meets Civil’ engineering with stunning architecture. With an innovative design, the station will connect communities with 24-hour access for people to cross the railway line and is fully accessible for street level to three platforms with step free access.

Terminal 3 Flight Connections Centre, Heathrow Airport, submitted by WSP

This £54.5m project involved the demolition and re-construction of the Terminal 3 Flight Connections Centre at Heathrow Airport. The new facility is designed to meet the projected growth in connecting passenger numbers at Terminal 3 over the next 20+ years. The new FFC provides 7,000m² of accommodation, including a 2,000m² 10-lane security search area, 46 airline service desks, a 5-bay coaching station for connections to other terminals and commercial spaces.

Terminal 3 Flight Connections Centre, Heathrow Airport

Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (TEAM2100) Programme, Jacobs, Environment Agency and Balfour Beatty

Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (TEAM2100) Programme

The TEAM2100 programme is a top 40 government infrastructure project responsible for the refurbishment, replacement and upgrade of London’s tidal defences. Protecting 1.3 million people and £275 billion worth of property, London’s tidal defences provide a significantly positive impact to London, both in terms of its economy and to Londoners. It is the first flood risk programme to receive ISO55001 certification.

University College London Student Centre, submitted by Curtins Consulting Ltd

Located at the heart of University College London’s Bloomsbury campus, the new Student Centre is the centrepiece of a £1.25 billion redevelopment programme set out by UCL Estates. It embedded sustainability throughout, reducing energy and carbon and using photovoltaics solar panels. The project team focused on delivering a new gateway onto campus and focal point for students that embodied the university’s aspirations and commitment to excellence and innovation.

University College London Student Centre. Nicholas Hare Architects © Alan WIlliams Photography
Nicholas Hare Architects © Alan WIlliams Photography

Victoria Station Upgrade, submitted by Taylor Woodrow and BAM Nuttall

Victoria Station Upgrade

Victoria Station Upgrade is a major enhancement project that provided additional capacity and step-free access at this critical transport interchange. The project delivered a new North Ticket Hall, expanded South Ticket Hall, nine escalators, eight lifts and 300m of passenger tunnels, all whilst maintaining the operational station for 300,000 daily users. Victoria is the third busiest London Underground station on the network and is a key interchange station for National Rail services including the Gatwick Express, Victoria Bus station and Victoria Coach station. The upgrade means that it meets passenger demands, while the provision of step-free access makes it accessible for all.

Woolwich Ferry New Berths, submitted by BAM Nuttall Limited

The successful delivery of the project was carried out in two phases, to enable testing of the new ferries and pontoon facility, and to avoid disruption to ferry service. The project was complex due to piling within 5 metres of the Woolwich Foot Tunnel, however it used innovative 3D modelling technology to carry out the work.

Woolwich Ferry New Berths
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As the population of our cities continues to grow, a range of new challenges will present themselves. From thinking about how transport infrastructure will allow people to travel around, providing sufficient housing and community spaces, and how we can utilise technology to improve our cities.

In meeting these challenges, civil engineers and other built environment professionals will have to understand the needs of our cities' populations and also how they can utilise technology.

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