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Civil Engineering Awards

ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2022
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.

Engineering works of all shapes and sizes are eligible for our project awards, including emergency and temporary schemes, as well as project phases. Outstanding apprentices and graduates living or working in the south west can also be nominated for one of our individual awards.

Project Awards

  • Project over £8 million new build
  • Project over £8 million re-engineered
  • Project under £8 million new build
  • Project under £8 million re-engineered
  • Resilience Award
  • Community Award
  • Collaboration Award
  • Judges’ Special Award (discretionary)
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Showcase Award

Showcasing new talent

As part of the award scheme there are two individual categories recognising the rising stars of the profession.

These awards showcase the individual excellence, achievement and commitment of talented early career professionals across the South West.

Individual awards categories

  • Apprentice of the Year Award 2022
  • Graduate of the Year Award 2022

If you have any queries about the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards, please contact us.

Key dates and deadlines

  • Judging of individual award finalists: Tuesday 21 June
  • Judging of project award finalists (site visits): Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June
  • Gala awards ceremony: Thursday 15 September

Judging panel

Our judging panel is made up of 5 experts from across the industry.

Plymouth, £1.8m, South West Highways Ltd

People's Choice Award

A38 Mowhay Footbridge Widening

The widening of Mowhay Bridge has made crossing the A38 a much safer and more pleasurable experience, with the wider bridge able to accommodate cyclists, pedestrians, wheel chair users, and those with pushchairs.

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Buckfastleigh, Devon. £260k. Teignmouth Maritime Services Ltd

People's Choice Award

Buckfast Abbey Fish Pass

Manmade structures such as weirs and dams, though important for low-carbon hydroelectric power production and water abstraction, can inhibit the natural movement of fish between rivers and the sea.

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Calstock, Cornwall. £198k. Land and Water Services Ltd

People's Choice Award

Calstock Flood Defence

The Environment Agency worked in partnership with a local community group, Tamar Community Trust, to address the impacts of coastal squeeze, protecting in excess of 500 properties in the Tamar Estuary.

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Exeter. £3m. Kier

People's Choice Award

Clyst St Mary Flood Defence Improvements

This scheme set out to provide flood defences to protect the residents of Clyst St Mary from future flood events.

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Bridgwater, Somerset. £8.5M. Alun Griffiths

People's Choice Award

Gravity Link Road

This scheme has opened up a regionally important employment site which will provide around 4,000 jobs. The sensitive design has mitigated impacts on the local communities.

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Gloucestershire. £11M. MJ Church

People's Choice Award

M5 J11 Golden Valley N & S Bridges

M5 Junction 11 Golden Valley is a strategically important interchange on the M5 Motorway serving Gloucester and Cheltenham and the tourist areas of the Cotswold AONB and the Forest of Dean.

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Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. £4M. Alun Griffiths

People's Choice Award

Oceans Canal Bridge

The site is a peaceful and much-loved nature spot, a winding hole for boats with reeds, waterlilies, swans, moorhens, dragonflies, and other species, such as kingfishers.

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Tewkesbury. £6.5M. GEDA Construction Ltd

People's Choice Award

Severn Ham Watermains Replacement

The project has secured a key conduit for the safe drinking water supply with the region with a sustainable engineering solution that will last for many generations.

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Sidmouth, Devon. £1.3M. South West Highways Ltd

People's Choice Award

Sidmouth Flood Alleviation Scheme

The Sidmouth flood alleviation scheme protects 64 residential and business properties from flooding in the 100 year storm, by diverting flood water from the adjacent road into the Knowle Arena park.

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Okehampton, Devon. £46M. Network Rail/Great Western Railways

People's Choice Award

The Dartmoor Line

The reopening of the Dartmoor line has given Okehampton and the wider area a regular train service which had been missing for nearly 50 years.

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Awards 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.

Kier BAM

Kier BAM

Kier and BAM Nuttall, with their specialist geotechnical division BAM Ritchies, are in a fully integrated joint venture to deliver the OH2001 Earthworks, site preparation and infrastructure for the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C (HPC).

AECOM

Aecom

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come.

Alun Griffiths

Alun Griffiths

We are a leading regional civil engineering and construction contractor with a track record stretching back fifty years.

ARUP

Arup

Arup is a world class firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists.

Atkins

Atkins

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years’ design and engineering expertise.

Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.

Richter

Richter

Richter is a firm of consulting civil, structural and geotechnical engineers dedicated to excellence in design and construction. Founded in 1990, Richter specialises in temporary works design.

Stantec

Stantec

Stantec designs with community in mind—whether that's in engineering, architecture, energy, water, or project management.

Tony Gee

Tony Gee

Consulting Engineers, Tony Gee is renowned for delivering complex, competitive permanent and temporary infrastructure design solutions.

WSP

WSP

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer.

2021 Awards

ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2021 winners included a Nightingale Hospital, a major cultural centre, a canal restoration and an emergency homeless housing scheme, as well as other excellent projects from across the South West.

Get some inspiration for your application by finding out more about last year’s winners and finalists.

Northern Powerhouse

he 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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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.

A38/A419 Whitminster Roundabout Canal Bridges

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Emergency Homeless Housing Project Cornwall

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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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.

NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter

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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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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.

Hinkley Point C Marine Works

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Marine Parade

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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