South West - civil engineering awards

Twin Sails Bridge, Poole.

The ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity around the South West.

The awards recognise construction projects which stand out for their physical achievement, innovation or ingenuity, and promote excellence in the engineering profession.

2018 Awards

Nine stunning civil engineering projects walked away with awards at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards.

View some of the projects insights:

 

Winning projects

River Diversion, Colleton Mill

River Diversion, Colleton Mill

Collaboration Award

Devon's River Taw is known to have a mind of its own – with a rapidly varying flow and a disregard for anything in its way. The locally important Tarka Railway line in North Devon follows the river along much of its length.

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  • Client: Network Rail - Western Route
  • Lead Designer: WSP
  • Main Contractor: Construction Marine Ltd (CML)

Metrobus, Hartcliffe Way

Community Award

The Hartcliffe Way project formed part of the Metrobus Network in South Bristol. The project value was £4m. The start of the project was aligned with the opening of South Bristol Link to minimise disruption to the travelling public. Works therefore commenced in January 2017 and were complete just 9 months later, some 3 months ahead of programme.

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  • Client: Metrobus
  • Contractor: Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
Metrobus, Hartcliffe Way

Hulk Lane Reinstatment, Thorverton

Hulk Lane Reinstatment, Thorverton

Community Award Highly Commended

Hulk Lane was officially "lost" when a large section of the highway slipped down the hillside following severe wet weather conditions in 2013. The slippage occurred in a narrow block of land near Thorverton in Mid Devon, where alluvial deposits lie above an impervious clay bed, making it susceptible to land slippage.

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  • Client: TABSCAP Thorverton and Brampford Speke Community Access Project
  • Lead Designer: AWP (Awcock Ward Partnership)
  • Main Contractor: Stuart Luxton

B4058, Horsley Hill

Project under £3million (re-engineered)

As part of the Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) contract, Amey Consulting (Principal Designer) were commissioned in 2017 to undertake the remediation of the B4058 carriageway with Graham Construction (Principal Contractor) being responsible for the planning of the construction works, managing the sub-contractors and managing health and safety during the construction in delivering the £1m project.

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  • Client: Gloucestershire County Council
  • Lead Designer: Amey Consulting
  • Main Contractor: Graham Construction
B4058, Horsley Hill

Wallbridge Lock

Wallbridge Lock

Project under £3million Highly Commended

Wallbridge Lock was the missing link between the Stroudwater Canal and the Thames and Severn Canals which are undergoing extensive restoration works. This disused lock had partially collapsed, and needed careful strengthening and restoration works before it couldbe reopened.

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  • Client: Stroud District Council
  • Lead Designer: Tony Gee and Partners LLP
  • Main Contractor: GRAHAM

Castle Bridge, Finzels Reach, Bristol

Project under £3million

Castle Bridge was named by the people of Bristol. It was a project carried out through the collaboration and involvement of many parties but most importantly the Communities where it sits and influences. Castle Bridge meanders across the Floating Harbour providing an important additional pedestrian and cycle link between the Finzels Reach Development, Cabot Circus, Castle Park and MetroBus routes.

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  • Client: Cubex
  • Lead Designer: Opus International Consultants (UK) Ltd
  • Main Contractor: Andrew Scott Ltd
Castle Bridge, Finzels Reach, Bristol

Metrobus, Bathurst Basin Bridge

Metrobus, Bathurst Basin Bridge

Project under £3million Highly Commended

Bathurst Basin Bridge is a key component within the West of England's £230 million MetroBus project. Not only does the new bridge remove a key pinch point on the new bus route it also encapsulates all the wider community aspirations of the MetroBus project.

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  • Client: Bristol City Council
  • Lead Designer: Jacobs - CH2M
  • Main Contractor: VolkerLaser

Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme

Project over £3million

Dawlish Warren is an eroding sand spit at the mouth of the Exe Estuary in Devon and plays a vital role in protecting key infrastructure and property from flooding, including 5km of the London-Penzance mainline railway. The Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme implements a balanced and sustainable solution taking into account the unique demands of the location.

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  • Client: Environment Agency
  • Lead Designer: Volker Boskalis Atkins
  • Main Contractor: BMMJV (Bam Nuttall, Mott MacDonald Joint Venture)
Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme

Tate, St Ives

Tate, St Ives

South West Showcase Award

Following its opening in 1993, Tate St Ives became a model for how museums connect to their location and their community. It has engaged and inspired local visitors as well as attracting people from around the UK and across the world, generating £11m a year for the economy of Cornwall.

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  • Client: Tate
  • Lead Designer: Jamie Fobert Architects
  • Main Contractor: BAM Construction

Torcross Sea Defence

People's Choice Award

The aim of the project was to identify the underlying issue with the existing sea defence in Torcross and rectify before the Winter 2016/17 storms. Funding was secured from the FDGiA and the £2.4m project was completed within 14 months of failure of the defence being identified.

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  • Client: Environment Agency
  • Lead Designer: Mark Secker BMMJV (Bam Nutall, Mott Macdonald Joint Venture)
  • Main Contractor: Don Higgs BMMJV (Bam Nutall, Mott Macdonald Joint Venture)
Torcross Sea Defence

Nicola Day

Nicola Day

Apprentice of the year – Sponsored by Tony Gee and Partners

Nicola was nominated by WSP and described as willing, outgoing and passionate. These positive attributes were evident in her interview – and the judges said she was a real star.

Joe Snowdon

Graduate of the year – Sponsored by Hays Specialist Recruitment

Joe was nominated by Pell Frischman and judges saw that his dedication goes further than his daily job. Joe is a humanitarian who gives up one day a week to volunteer his services to provide water to those in need.

Joe Snowdon
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