North West - civil engineering awards

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The annual ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards showcase the collective and individual achievements of civil engineers and civil engineering.

The winners will be revealed live on the night at our gala North West Civil Engineering Awards dinner, on Friday 10 March 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool.

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2017 nominees

Diversity Award

  • Arup
  • MWH

Heritage Award

  • Albert Edward Dock, Preston
  • Barton Road Swing Bridge, Trafford
  • Carlisle to Settle Railway
  • Hodbarrow Sea Defences, Duddon Sands
  • Manx Electric Railway
  • Mersey Queensway Tunnel and Ventilation Stations
  • Nent Force Level, Alston
  • Ramsey Harbour Bridge, Ramsey, IoM
  • Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
  • Southport Pier
  • Stone and Swing Aqueducts of Barton-upon-Irwell
  • The Junction of the Industrial Revolution, Hall Bank, Patricroft near Eccles, Manchester
  • Thirlmere Water Supply Scheme, Cumbria
  • Warrington Transporter Bridge
  • Widnes Runcorn Railway Bridge - Aethelfleada Bridge

Volunteer of the Year

  • Joanna Bateman, Mouchel
  • Peter Hallsworth, Batchplace Ltd
  • Jonathan Han, Laing O'Rourke
  • Zak Jones, Engineers for Overseas Development North West and AECOM
  • Keith MacDonald, United Utilities

Mentor of the Year

  • Andrew Groves, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Stuart Smith, John Sisk & Son Ltd

Community Award

  • Currock Bridge Cycleway Scheme, Carlisle - Cumbria County Council, Mott MacDonald, Story Contracting
  • Irwell Valley Slope Stability, Bury - Forestry Commission England, Atkins, Whitehouse Construction
  • Northwich Town Centre, Northwich - Environment Agency, Black & Veatch, Galliford Try
  • Reveal the Roch, Rochdale - Rochdale Borough Council, CH2M Hill, VBA Ltd, Donald Insall Associates
  • Runcorn Cutting Stabilisation Works, Merseyside - Network Rail, GHD, J Murphy & Sons Ltd, Vertical Access

Small and Medium Project

  • Carters Bridge, Wigan - Network Rail, Tony Gee and Partners, J Murphy & Sons Ltd, Shay Murtagh
  • Cumbria County Council Highways, 7 sites - Cumbria County Council, Westlakes Engineering, Thomas Armstrong
  • Currock Bridge Cycleway Scheme, Carlisle - Cumbria County Council, Mott MacDonald, Story Contracting
  • Irwell Valley Slope Stability, Bury - Forestry Commission England, Atkins, Whitehouse Construction
  • Lancashire Bridge Protected Opening and Public Realm Improvement, Stockport - Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Wilde Consultants Ltd, Bethell Construction Ltd
  • LLWR Reception Area, Drigg, Cumbria - LLWR Ltd, Aecom Infrastructure and Environment UK Ltd, GRAHAM Construction Ltd
  • Northwich Town Centre, Northwich - Environment Agency, Black & Veatch, Galliford Try
  • Orlando Street MVE1 Over bridge 54, Bolton - Network Rail, Tony Gee and Partners, J Murphy & Sons Ltd
  • Princess Street Bridge Replacement Scheme, Blackpool - Blackpool Borough Council, Wilde Consultants Ltd, A E Yates
  • Swindale Raw Water Intake & Fish-Pass, Near Shap, Cumbria - United Utilities Water Plc, Coffey Construction Limited
  • The Wrangling FRMS, Blackburn - Environment Agency, Black & Veatch Ltd, VBA Ltd
  • Twemlow Viaduct, Holmes Chapel - Network Rail, J Murphy & Sons Ltd, Moore Concrete
  • Warrington Flood Risk Management Scheme, Warrington - Environment Agency, Jacobs Engineering Group, VBA a VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster, Atkins joint venture

Large Project

  • Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool - Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, BDP, Laing O'Rourke, WSP |Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Anchorsholme Park Storage Tank, Thornton Cleveleys - United Utilities, C2V+, a CH2M|VolkerStevin joint venture
  • Ash Lane Detention Tank, Widnes - United Utilities, Mouchel, KMI (Kier, Murphy & Interserve)
  • Gladstone Biomass Terminal, Liverpool - Peel Ports Group Ltd, GRAHAM Construction, Ramboll UK, HBPW Consulting
  • Harrowside Long Sea Outfall, Blackpool - United Utilities, United Utilities Engineering, Land & Marine Engineering Ltd (Part of the Murphy Group)
  • Heysham to M6 Link Road, Lancaster - Lancashire County Council, Costain Ltd, Jacobs
  • Liverpool 2, Liverpool - Peel Ports, BAM Infraconsult, BAM Nuttall, Van Oord
  • Manchester Metrolink, Exchange Square Spur, Manchester - Transport for Greater Manchester, MPT
  • Northwest's first guided busway, Greater Manchester - Transport for Greater Manchester, Atkins, Balfour Beatty
  • Pile Fuel Cladding Silo Waste Retrievals, Sellafield, Cumbria - Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Sellafiled Ltd, Sir Robert McAlpine, Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Services
  • St. Peters Square Public Realm, Manchester - Manchester City Council, Arup, Laing O'Rourke Construction Limited, Latz und Partner, Transport for Greater Manchester

2016 Award winners

Our 2016 award winners are listed below.

Large Project

  • Victoria Station Redevelopment, Manchester

    The new Manchester Victoria station


      A £44 million redevelopment project that has vastly improved Manchester Victoria.

    The work involved:

    • A spectacular new roof;
    • A new link bridge;
    • New stairs;
    • 3 new bridges spanning a culvert;
    • Plus work on platforms, drainage, light rail, mechanical, electrical and telecoms…
    • At the same time enhancing the station's heritage features.

    All of this was achieved while keeping the station operating for heavy and light rail.

    Congratulations to Network Rail, Morgan Sindall and Arcadis.

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Medium Project

  • Ballure Bridge Refurbishment, Ramsey, Isle of Man

    Ballure Bridge refurbishment


      The Ballure Bridge is a significant heritage feature on the Manx Electric Railway.

    Originally built in 1899, the recent renovation project cost £1.4 million and used innovative techniques to pressure-mould large plastic sections from recycled material.

    Congratulations to Isle of Man Transport, Burroughs Stewart Associates and Auldyn Construction.

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  • Greystone Footbridge, Knowsley

    Greystone footbridge

      Highly Commended

      The original Greystone Footbridge, known locally as the 'sausage bridge' carried a pedestrian footpath across the M62 Motorway in Knowsley.

    The client’s brief for Greystone Footbridge required that the bridge meet all the functional requirements of a modern footbridge while at the same time providing a gateway presence marking the entrance to the city of Liverpool at a key location on the strategic highway network. Our judges were impressed with the results on both counts and in recognition of this, awarded the scheme Highly Commended.

    Congratulations to Knowsley Council, Mouchel and Eric Wright Civil Engineering.

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Small Project

  • Rochdale Underpass Renovation

    Rochdale Underpass Renovation


      The objective of the project was to re‐open a disused underpass, which had been closed since 1979, located at Rochdale Station, providing a more direct route between the Park & Ride car park and rail station /Metrolink stop.

    The Rochdale Underpass project brought back into use a facility that had been closed since 1979 and that was in poor condition. The underpass was vital to improve the links between Rochdale Station, its park-and-ride car park and the new Metrolink stop. The project impressed the judges with its combined innovation and tradition.

    Congratulations to Transport for Greater Manchester, Mott MacDonald and Jamieson Contracting.

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Community Project

  • Ulverston water quality improvement scheme, Cumbria

    Ulverston water quality improvement scheme


      A 1,425m3 detention tank and combined sewer overflow was built on a congested and contaminated allotment site to improve water quality and aesthetics.

    The Ulverston water quality improvement scheme tackled sewage spills, improved water quality and safeguarded local protected species while carrying out the work. The project also putsignificant funding back into the local community through a variety of local groups and organisations.

    Congratulations to United Utilities, GHD Livigunn and KMI Plus.

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Heritage Award

  • Blackpool Tower

    Blackpool Tower


      Blackpool Tower is one of the most instantly-recognisable works of civil engineering in the country.

    Sadly, both its designers – James Maxwell and Charles Tuke – died before the Tower was completed. So we honour Maxwell and Tuke, and we congratulate the Tower’s owners, Blackpool Council, and its managers, Merlin Entertainments.

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Diversity Award

  • MWH Global

    MWH Global win Diversity Award


      Our new diversity award is about recognising what is already happening to promote diversity in the profession.

    MWH Global have continually shown through their programme “one global community” and their work with Women in Engineering that they are serious about diversity in civil engineering.

    By ensuring that women have the support to succeed, they have created a pipeline of candidates from all backgrounds and are clearly building a truly inclusive culture.

    Congratulations MWH Global.

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Mentor Award

  • Stephen Dempsey

    Stephen Dempsey

      Steve Dempsey, Mentor of the Year Award 2016, has a long history of mentoring colleagues and supporting academia in the North West region.

    He’s mentored dozens of final year undergraduates at Liverpool John Moores University and sponsored more than 30 candidates for professional review. Since gaining his fellowship, Steve has also encouraged others to follow in his footsteps. We are grateful for his vast amount of time, energy and enthusiasm.

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Volunteer Award

  • Chris Thomas

    Chris Thomas

      Chris Thomas is ICE North West's Volunteer of the Year, 2016.

    Chris has been promoting the profession and the Institution for many years. As part of his work in inspiring and supporting younger engineers, Chris is currently responsible for six graduates. He is also mentoring three more colleagues approaching membership.

    Chris constantly dedicates time to STEM events and he has the reputation for making the necessary time and resources available to support Graduates and Mentees.

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