South West - civil engineering awards

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ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards in association with Kier BAM

The ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards in association with Kier BAM showcase the collective and individual achievements of civil engineers and civil engineering in the region.

Book your ticket

Join us for the announcement of this year’s award winners at a special live event in Bristol on Thursday 30 September 2021.

Or if you can’t be there in person, follow @ICESouthWest on Twitter for coverage on the night. We’ll be using the hashtag #ICESWAwards.

Sponsors

We are grateful to our main partner Kier BAM and all our supporting sponsors for helping us to celebrate civil engineering achievement and excellence in the region.

Headline sponsor

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Award and supporting sponsors

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Award categories

Individual awards

Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Tony Gee and Partners

Meet the finalists

Graduate of the Year – sponsored by WSP

Meet the finalists

Project awards

Showcase Award – sponsored by Kier BAM

People’s Choice Award – sponsored by AECOM

Over £8m New Build – sponsored by Arup

Over £8m Re-engineered – sponsored by Alun Griffiths

Under £8m New Build – sponsored by Cormac Solutions Ltd

Under £8m Re-engineered – sponsored by Richter Global

Community Award – sponsored by Stantec

Collaboration Award – sponsored by Atkins Global

Judges’ Special Award

We are grateful to Talon Consulting for sponsoring the drinks reception.

Project finalists’ profiles

A38/A419 Whitminster Roundabout Canal Bridges

Whitminster, Gloucester

This project constructed a missing part of the Stroudwater Navigation Canal through the centre of a major roundabout. It will enable the future regeneration of brownfield sites along the canal corridor and provide a boost to tourism and health by connecting a long-distance walking/cycling route along the canal towpath

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A38/A419 Whitminster Roundabout Canal Bridges

Emergency Homeless Housing Project - Cornwall's Rapid Response to COVID-19

Penzance and Truro, Cornwall

Cornwall's Rapid Response to COVID-19

As part of the emergency response following the coronavirus pandemic, the scheme saw the installation of 22 temporary dwellings on two sites, offering protection and stability to homeless and vulnerable people. With all works completed in three weeks, the project required close collaboration between partners and a willingness to innovate.

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Fleet Helicopter Support Unit HMNB Dockyard

Bull Point, Plymouth

The Fleet Helicopter Support Unit (FHSU) provides a new facility for the Royal Navy’s helicopter operations, specifically including training for both the Royal Navy and navies from other countries. The project has brought £6m of capital expenditure to Plymouth, supporting businesses and jobs for local people in the construction sector.

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Fleet Helicopter Support Unit HMNB Dockyard

Helston Flood Alleviation Scheme

Helston, Cornwall

Helston Flood Alleviation Scheme

This project saw the construction of new defences covering 600m along the River Cober, completed in time for the first winter storm. The scheme has significantly reduced the risk of flooding along the eastern bank of the river from 20% to 1% in any one year, better protecting 121 homes.

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Hinkley Point C Marine Works - Intake Heads

Avonmouth

Four Intake and two Outfall Head structures will deliver essential cooling water required to run the Hinkley Point C Nuclear power station. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the team completed construction at Avonmouth on schedule, ahead of the next phase to lower the structures onto the Bristol Channel seabed.

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Hinkley Point C Marine Works - Intake Heads

Hinkley Point C Marine Works – Tunnels

Hinkley Point C, Somerset

Hinkley Point C Marine Works – Tunnels

This project saw the completion of the first Tunnel Boring Machine drive and all onshore Primary Lining tunnel construction works. It involves the excavation of two 3.5km intake tunnels and one 1.8km outfall tunnel. Located 33m under the seabed, the tunnels are part of the power station cooling water supply.

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Marine Parade

Dawlish, Devon

As part of an ongoing rail resilience programme, a 350m length of sea wall and improved promenade have been constructed. The project has overcome engineering challenges to balance the needs of providing adequate protection to the railway and promenade users, with minimising beach loss and preserving views of the coastline.

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Marine Parade

NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter

Devon

NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter

This highly collaborative project re-purposed a former retail unit into a 116-bed healthcare facility to provide care for patients suffering from coronavirus. At the height of the first national lockdown, the project delivered a fully operational ICU facility in just 57 days, providing vital additional capacity for local NHS Trusts.

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Temple Circus

Bristol

The improvement scheme is a key highway infrastructure development in the ongoing Temple Quarter regeneration area. It has greatly improved the use of public space by widening footways and cycleways, reducing the number of pedestrian crossings, and creating a nicer environment for the public without significantly impacting road users.

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Temple Circus

The Box

Plymouth

The Box

The redevelopment has created the largest multi-disciplinary arts and heritage space in the South West, with 13 new galleries and exhibition spaces, a striking elevated archive, a new glass atrium and a brand new public square. Its ground-breaking design brings together three listed buildings of terrific cultural importance to Plymothians.

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