ICE London Civil Engineering Awards

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The ICE London Civil Engineering Awards celebrates outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity in London.

The premier showcase for engineering excellence in the capital

The ICE London Civil Engineering Awards celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity within Greater London. The Awards have grown over the last decade into the highest honour for engineering excellence in the capital, to recognise the contribution of London’s engineers to groundbreaking projects.

The ICE London Awards 2020 will take place on Thursday 21 May 2020. TV Presenter Rob Bell will host the evening and we will welcome ICE President Paul Sheffield with an audience of over 200 senior figures from London’s construction and built environment sector.

Early bird entries will be accepted before Friday 17 January 2020 and general entries before Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Find out more about this year’s award categories and criteria in the application pack.

Download the relevant entry and payment forms below and send them to [email protected]

There are currently sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please email [email protected]

2019 winners in association with Jacobs

Chiswick Park Footbridge, submitted by Expedition

ICE London People’s Choice and Innovation Award Recipient

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

Inaugural Bazalgette Award for Sustainability Recipient

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.

Deephams STW Major Upgrade Project, submitted by Thames Water

Greatest Contribution to London Recipient

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

Award for Community Benefit Recipient

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.

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

Team of the Year Recipient

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.

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

Best Infrastructure Project

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.

University College London Student Centre, submitted by Curtins Consulting Ltd

Judges' Inspiration Award Recipient

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.

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Growing cities and building resilience

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.

Following the publication of our Urbanisation Green Paper, ICE is looking to spark a discussion on how we can resolve these challenges and deliver world class cities. We want to hear from civil engineers, built environment professionals and the wider public.

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