South East England - Engineering Excellence Awards

Adur Ferry bridge at sunset

ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards 2018
The premier showcase for engineering excellence across South East England

The ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards recognise excellence and innovation in civil engineering across the region.

These awards showcase the most innovative, creative and sustainable contributions to the physical and social environment. All award winners demonstrate excellence in design and construction, drawing attention to project management, financial control and health and safety.

2018 winners

M3 Junction 2-4 Smart Motorway - Woodlands Lane Bridge Demolition and Reconstruction

M3 Junction 2-4 Smart Motorway

Greatest Contribution to South East England, Best Infrastructure Project and the Thames Valley Branch Award for Engineering Excellence

The £174 Million M3 Junction 2-4 Smart Motorway scheme added 26.8 miles of new lanes to this busy section of the M3. In order to do this, the Woodlands Lane Bridge needed to be demolished and reconstruction in a way to minimise impact on commuters. The project overhauled the technology used in the scheme to give 130,000 drivers who use it every day, better information for their journeys.

  • Client: Highways England
  • Lead Designer: AECOM
  • Main Contractor: Balfour Beatty
  • Sub-Contractor: Kier

Horsey Cycleway scheme –Tollgate and St Anthony's Cycleway Bridges

Highly Commended - Best Infrastructure Project

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) are developing new cycle routes throughout Eastbourne and Horsey Way Cycleway Phase 3 crosses a wetland area and includes two new bridges across waterways in an area subject to frequent flooding. Lifespan Structures was commissioned to design and manufacture the two footbridges with a 60 year design life and ensure the visual aesthetics matches the environment around it.

  • Client/Designer: East Sussex Highways on behalf of East Sussex County Council
  • Main Contractor: AECOM
  • Bridge Design and Manufacture: Lifespan Structures
  • Substructure Designer: CH2M
  • Civil Engineering Contractor: Landbuild Ltd
Horsey Cycleway scheme –Tollgate and St Anthony's Cycleway Bridges

Places Leisure Eastleigh

Places Leisure Eastleigh

Award for Community Benefit and South Award for Engineering Excellence

Places Leisure Eastleigh is a new state-of-the-art BREEAM Excellent £28m leisure centre based in Hampshire. The project team delivered a larger centre without any loss of green space thus preserving the surrounding parkland.

The new centre will not only provide local employment, it will help to deliver, through its inclusive design and exercise programme, a rise in physical activity, but also tackle the wider issues of mental health, social isolation and community cohesion.

  • Client: Eastleigh Borough Council
  • Main Contractor: Interserve
  • Engineer: Arup
  • Architect: AHR

Salt Fleet Flats

Award for Sustainability and Resilience and the Brassey Award (Kent and East Sussex) for Engineering Excellence

Salts Fleets Flats was created on grazing land by reducing the ground level, using the material arising to create a new 2.4km-long flood defence embankment and breaching the existing flood defence to allow the site to be flooded. The 700m-long breach of the flood wall was the largest ever in the UK.

  • Client: London Gateway Port Ltd
  • Main Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd
  • Principal Designer, Tender Design: Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Regulator – Stakeholder: Environment Agency
Salt Fleet Flats

APM Terminals Medport Tanger – Morocco

Medport Tanger

Engineered in South East England Award

The APM Terminals' MedPort Tanger facility will open in 2019 as one of the most technologically advanced terminals in the world and the first automated container terminal in Africa. With a 1,200 meter quay and an annual capacity for 5 million TEUs (standard containers) it will substantially increase current capacity for trade in the region. The port will provide much needed regional employment and support Morocco's rapid economic development.

  • Client and Project Owner: APM Terminals
  • Design Engineers: AECOM
  • Main Contractor: Willemen Infra - member of Willemen Groep
  • Project Management Consultant (Site Stage): Hill International

BAM/Network Rail Southern Multi-Functional Framework

ICE South East England People's Choice award

BAM are delivering renewal and enhancement projects for Network Rail under their five year South East Multifunctional Framework. BAM have refurbished major stations, such as Lewes, Victoria Porte Cochere and East Croydon Platforms as part of this project, without closing to the public, avoiding disruption and making the station a better place for all.

Bam are committed to an inclusive workforce with 25% of our staff working on the project are women– compared to an industry average of 11%.

  • Client: Network Rail
  • Main Contractor: BAM Nuttall Limited
  • Design Consultants: Mott MacDonald, Tony Gee and Partners LLP and KH Engineering Services Limited
BAM/Network Rail Southern Multi-Functional Framework

Safia Whitwham of Osborne

Safia Whitwham

One to Watch for Young Professionals

Safia is an Assistant Site Manager and well-regarded, trusted team member who strives for excellence. Currently Safia is managing and auditing a project to improve workforce wellbeing, through targeted workshops. The impact of the project will determine whether it should be implemented across the industry.

At the forefront of advancing technology, Safia has worked with the technology improvement team organising a simulation project testing capabilities of the BIM field programme. Since then she has pushed the boundaries developing new ideas and testing software through self-learning.

Active in promoting Civil Engineering Safia recognises benefits of introducing engineering to younger children. She has developed a storybook style presentation for Primary School children, receiving high praise from teachers.

Dr John Eckhart

Steve Tebb Award for Individual Excellence in Schools Outreach

After taking his first degree at Bristol University, John spent eleven years designing, constructing and maintaining highway bridges and during this time, qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer. He then joined MacDermott International where initially I designed the structures for the offshore oil & gas industry.

He later moved into project management where he became responsible for the overall design of offshore facilities including the coordination of all the various engineering disciplines. This included both oil & gas platforms and offshore wind turbine farms. His last position before retiring was Regional Director for Offshore Design Engineering in Kingston upon Thames.

Once I retired, John became a STEM Ambassador because he felt as an engineer he was lucky to have a career that was useful to society, enjoyable and full of interest. Sharing his enthusiasm with the younger generation, he has taken part in in a number of different activities with both primary and secondary students. John has also helped out a local Grammar school with student interviews and assessing their science and engineering Crest projects.