South East England - Engineering Excellence Awards

Adur Ferry bridge at sunset

ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards 2017
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.

The Awards Ceremony

The winners of the ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards Ceremony were announced on Thursday 27 July 2017 at the beautiful Grand Brighton Hotel.

The awards were presented by past ICE President Professor Jean Venables and Maggie Philbin, TV personality; President of the Institution of Engineering Designers and co-founder and CEO of TeenTech.

The evening was attended by senior figures from across the region's built environment and construction sector.

The Hard Interchange Redevelopment in Portsmouth which was recognised for the Greatest Contribution to South East England will now compete nationally at the 2017 ICE People's Choice Awards.

Watch our time lapse to see the setup and event in action.

2017 Award Winners

Tim Healey, Director of Civil Engineering at Capita Property and Infrastructure

Tim Healey

Greatest Individual Contribution to Civil Engineering Award in association with TeenTech

Tim was nominated by co-worker John Evans who said this about his colleague:

"Throughout his career he has exemplified what it is to be a Civil Engineer and how to promote and nurture the profession and the people working in the industry. He has consistently found time to mentor staff irrespective of the challenges of his 'day job' and provide guidance and encouragement to the graduates at Capita.

"I can only estimate the number of engineers he has mentored who have passed through our East Grinstead offices as being in the hundreds. Always inclusive and fair, Tim passionately includes and encourages all team members both in professional and career progression, and ensures that all have equal treatment.".

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Moses Ajala, CPS Structures Asset Engineer

Steve Tebb Award for Individual Excellence in Schools Outreach

Speaking about the recognition, Moses Ajala said "I am very grateful for this award. It was such a good surprise and a great motivation for me as an ICE STEM Ambassador. I want to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to ICE for recognising me with this. I really enjoy what I do as a Civil Engineer and I am happy to share my passion, knowledge and experience with the next generation as they are what matters".

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Moses Ajala

Dover Sea Wall Project

Dover Sea Wall Project

Best Infrastructure Project in association with ICE Recruit

  • Costain

The judges were impressed with the high level of complexity involved within the project and the immediate call to action following severe storm damage caused over the winter of 2015. It was a very difficult site to access but was delivered to the highest health and safety standards with a fully integrated project delivery team. It was then opened 3 months ahead of programme in order to minimise delays and disruption to the community.

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Robertsbridge Junction Station Platform & Mainline Connection

Community Benefit Award in association with ICE Benevolent Fund

  • Rother Valley Railway Heritage Trust

The long term benefits to the community at large in terms of accessibility and connections to and from London was considered to be of major importance, and the works were safely carried out immediately adjacent to a live electrified main line railway.

The coordination of many disparate parties involved with the design and construction of the works was of an excellent standard, and significantly contributed to the success of this project. The scheme benefits local tourism and the economy, and has made extensive use of recycled material.

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Robertsbridge Junction

British Airways i360 Moving Observation Tower

British Airways i360

Innovation Award in association with Mainmark Ground Engineering

  • HOP Consulting

The British Airways i360 Moving Observation Tower is a unique development. Its impressive design and 'wow factor' for the community makes it a perfect piece of infrastructure to help advertise the role of a Civil Engineer.

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Hydropower Station, Sonning

Award for Sustainability and Resilience & Thames Valley Award for Engineering Excellence

  • Greenford Ltd

On behalf of Greenford Ltd, Managing Director Claire Greenwood said, "we are thrilled, excited and proud to win our first ICE Award in such a prestigious category. It goes without saying that the team delivered an excellent design and build project, incorporating all of the sensitive aspects in terms of the environment, watercourse, and location as well as the engineering excellence in delivering the scheme from start to finish".

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Hydropower Station, Sonning

The Fusion Building - Bournemouth University

The Fusion Building

Engineered in South East England

  • WSP UK

The team received the award for the use of latest technologies whilst taking into consideration user interface, environment, health and safety and sustainability. The judges also recognised the project utilised local suppliers as much as possible and created a lot of local jobs.

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North Bexhill Access Road

Brassey Award (Kent and East Sussex) for Engineering Excellence in association with Berryrange

  • Breheny Civil Engineering

The North Bexhill Access Road is a 2.4km single carriageway road which provides a strategic link for East Sussex residents and businesses, opening up new employment opportunities and the potential for over a thousand new homes for the area. The judges were particularly impressed by the sustainability practices used and the innovation employed across the scheme.

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North Bexhill Access Road

The Hard Interchange Redevelopment

The Hard Interchange Redevelopment

South Award for Engineering Excellence in association with Trant & Greatest Contribution to South East England

  • Osborne

The judges felt that this project was an excellent example of how to strike a balance between rejuvenation and sustainability. The project created a modern interchange to serve and to connect the city's key commercial area and the historic dockyard. By reusing existing structures and through the use of recycled materials where possible, the environmental impact was minimised.

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