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Saltire Civil Engineering Awards 2017
The premier showcase for engineering excellence in Scotland

ICE Scotland's annual Awards run in partnership with the Saltire Society, celebrated outstanding engineering achievements in Scotland. Civil engineering is about creating, improving and protecting the world in which we live.

The 2017 Awards Entries

See video of the 15 entered projects above and learn more about the projects by reading the Awards Booklet.

The 2017 Winning Projects

From the 15 entered projects the following projects were winners in the Saltire Civil Engineering Awards 2017.

Beauly-Denny Overhead Transmission Line

Greatest Contribution to Scotland Award

To meet needs of future renewable energy generation in the UK, the existing 132kV overhead electricity transmission line between Beauly and Denny required to be replaced with a new 400kV line. The project effectively doubles the renewable energy capacity of the network, enabling the country to meet nearly half its target of 50% renewable energy supply by 2020.

M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements

Infrastructure Award

The M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements project - one of Scotland's largest infrastructure projects - completed the "missing link" in the Central Scotland Motorway Network. £500 million investment in Scotland's 50-year-old motorway infrastructure combined the construction of a new motorway with upgrades to three of the busiest arterial motorways in Scotland.

Glasgow Subway Modernisation

Infrastructure Innovation Commendation

The biggest modernisation of Glasgow Subway in more than 30 years. While most of the city was sleeping, up to 150 individuals were deployed to modernise and strengthen the 120-year-old Victorian tunnels to ensure quality service delivery to 40,000 passengers using the Subway daily. Works were carried out over 4½ hours every night, re-opening the subway each morning.

Cuningar Woodland Park and Footbridge

Community Award

Part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy, this regeneration saw the 15-hectare Cuningar Loop site transformed from a vacant, derelict and unusable stretch of land into a popular community greenspace. A 99m span footbridge constructed between the Athletes' Village and Cuningar Woodland Park, connects the local communities, improving accessibility and significantly benefitting visitor numbers.

Edinburgh Gateway

Building Award

Edinburgh Gateway Station is a new multi-modal station on the main Edinburgh to Aberdeen railway line. The new interchange, hailed the 'Gateway to Scotland', is the flagship station of a £1bn investment programme in the railway between Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is the first station in Scotland to link train and tram services to the airport.

Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme

Environmental Award

This £32.1million flood protection scheme used an extensive consultative framework, it harnessed multi-agency collaborative working, achieving multiple benefits. The scheme protects 595 properties from major flood events. Varying levels of protection up to 0.2% AEP provided. Achieves identifiable economic benefits, demonstrates value for money, and complements the natural and built environment.

E4 Stockholm Bypass

Designed in Scotland Award

A new motorway linking Southern and Northern Stockholm in Sweden. To reduce the impact on sensitive natural and cultural environments, just over 18km of the 21km length of the motorway is in tunnels. When the route opens for traffic it will form one of the longest road tunnels in the world.