South West - civil engineering awards

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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.

People's Choice voting

The People's Choice awards gives people the chance to vote for the civil engineering project which has made a mark on their community. Members of the public can vote for their favourite project from all 25 entries for the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2018. This prestigious award enables people to recognise the construction project which represents physical achievement, innovation and ingenuity.

The winner will be announced at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards which take place at Bristol Harbour Hotel on 5 July, 2018.

Cast your vote for your favourite engineering project! One lucky voter will be chosen at random to win a digital camera.

Please note: the public voting has now closed.

2018 projects

A38 Carkeel; At the gateway to Cornwall

A38 Carkeel

This re-engineered junction at the A38 Gateway to Cornwall was completed 6 months ahead of Schedule, with a significant reduction in target costs. The Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase of the project was critical to driving Value Engineering within the Client's sensitive affordability cap.

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A39 Westaway Plain Junction Improvements

The £800k Westaway Plain Junction Improvement was designed, procured and managed by Devon County Council and delivered by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd. The scheme was procured using the GEN3 Framework which placed heavy emphasis on KPIs relating to Contractor Performance. The project regularly scored above 95% throughout.

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A39 Westaway Plain Junction Improvements

A40 Elmbridge Court Roundabout Improvement Scheme

A40 Elmbridge Court Roundabout Improvement Scheme

The A40 Elmbridge Court roundabout, between Cheltenham and Gloucester, is one of the busiest traffic junctions in the county. It is part of the strategic route network linking the county with the M5, M50, A417, and key local employers such as GCHQ in Cheltenham and Messier-Buggati-Dowty in Gloucester.

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B4058, Horsley Hill

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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B4058, Horsley Hill

Bournemouth Beach Lodges

Bournemouth Beach Lodges

'Bournemouth Beach Lodges' is an innovative tourism accommodation project comprising fifteen overnight stay beach lodges, owned and operated by Bournemouth Borough Council. Fourteen of these lodges accommodate sleeping for 6 people across two floors and include a shower room, kitchen, seating and Wi-Fi. One lodge is wheelchair friendly with wider doors and accessible decking area.

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Castle Bridge, Finzels Reach, Bristol

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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Castle Bridge, Finzels Reach, Bristol

Church Square, Bodmin

This ground-breaking £7.5M transportation environment project has made a measurable and positive impact on the town of Bodmin. A unique an innovative project, it upgrades the environment whilst responding to development growth, air quality and traffic congestion, encouraging modal shift to cycling through the creation of high quality cycle routes.

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River Diversion, Colleton Mill

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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River Diversion, Colleton Mill

Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre

Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre

A Joint Venture between Taylor Woodrow and VINCI Environment; VINCI Environment UK, has delivered the state of the art Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre (CERC). The approx. £145m contract saw the team deliver a key facility in supporting the County's integrated approach to waste management. CERC, constructed for client Cornwall Energy Recovery Limited, is operated by SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK.

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Countess Wear Flood Resilience

The project objective was to implement flood protection measures to protect the works from an extreme flood event, including the need to recover / maintain serviceability. With the nature of the ground conditions, there was a risk that the site would flood by: Overtopping, based on breach of defences; and Excessive ground water levels caused by increased hydraulic head.

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Countess Wear Flood Resilience

Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme

Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme

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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Fluxton Sewage Treatment Works Upgrade

Both Ottery St. Mary and Fluxton Sewage Treatment Works (STWs) were overloaded, with substantial catchment growth forecasted within the 2031 design horizon, which would exacerbate the problem at both sites. Since Ottery St. Mary STW had no room for expansion, a strategic intervention was promoted to close Ottery St Mary STW and transfer all sewage for more efficient treatment at Fluxton STW.

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Fluxton Sewage Treatment Works Upgrade

Hayle Sewage Treatment Works Upgrade

Hayle Sewage Treatment Works Upgrade

Hayle Sewage Treatment Works (STW) is a large STW located just outside Hayle in Cornwall. In 2016, South West Water (SWW) identified a need to upgrade the STW to provide additional treatment capacity to ensure robust treatment up to a 2031 design horizon.

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Hulk Lane Reinstatment, Thorverton

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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Hulk Lane Reinstatment, Thorverton

Metrobus, Bathurst Basin Bridge

Metrobus, Bathurst Basin Bridge

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 such as, faster and better bus services, highway improvement, cycling and pedestrian route enhancement, safety improvements, and local amenity enhancement.

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Metrobus, Hartcliffe Way

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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Metrobus, Hartcliffe Way

Metrobus, North Fringe to Hengrove

Metrobus, North Fringe to Hengrove

MetroBus is a new express bus service in the West of England running on a combination of segregated busways and bus lanes, and will provide journeys that are quicker and more reliable than existing services.

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Penzance Long Rock Depot

Spencer Group took two projects – the construction of a new Train Care Depot and the refurbishment of an existing High-Speed Train shed – and designed an innovative solution to construct one facility that looks and feels brand new, whilst keeping the existing depot fully operational. The design of the new building was to incorporate the old shed within the new building using an innovative envelope and cantilever steelwork design.

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Penzance Long Rock Depot

Longrock Sea Defences, Penzance

Longrock Sea Defences, Penzance

Long Rock is located between Penzance and Marazion on the South coast of Cornwall. It is named after the rocks at the mid-point of the three mile stretch of beach running from Penzance Railway Station at Eastern Green to the iconic St. Michael's Mount.

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Somerset Fingerpost regeneration project

Back in the 1960s, Highway Authorities were advised to remove all fingerposts and replace them with the modern, standardised road signs, now found everywhere. In Somerset this advice was ignored, resulting in Somerset having a wonderful back catalogue of fingerposts, remaining as iconic landmarks in our countryside and offering a tantalising glimpse into the past.

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Somerset Fingerpost regeneration project

Tate, St Ives

Tate, St Ives

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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Tithebarn Cycle Bridge

The Project was carried out on behalf of Devon County Council and consisted of the design and construction of a 60m long steel warren truss bridge with steel plate deck and steel parapets, supported on reinforce concrete foundations founded on bored piles. Also included in the design and construct package was approximately 200m of associated footpath/cycleway including fencing, drainage, signing and lighting.

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Tithebarn Cycle Bridge

Torcross Sea Defence

Torcross Sea Defence

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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Wallbridge Lock

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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Wallbridge Lock

West Bay Harbour Deep Water Berth Quay Wall Stabilisation

West Bay Harbour Deep Water Berth Quay Wall Stabilisation

The Deep Water Berth is a length of historic, grade 2 listed harbour wall, used by commercial fishermen and is the only part of the harbour where large boats can remain afloat at low tide. Scour of the harbour bed by water flowing into the harbour from the River Brit caused settlement and cracking of the wall over the years and a large void formed under its base.

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People's Choice voting

The People's Choice awards gives people the chance to vote for the civil engineering project which has made a mark on their community. Members of the public can vote for their favourite project from all 25 entries for the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2018. This prestigious award enables people to recognise the construction project which represents physical achievement, innovation and ingenuity.

The winner will be announced at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards which take place at Bristol Harbour Hotel on 5 July, 2018.

Cast your vote for your favourite engineering project! One lucky voter will be chosen at random to win a digital camera.

Please note: the public voting has now closed.

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