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Project Awards

The Wales Cymru Awards celebrate projects of all sizes and scopes from across the region. Every year, the awards are presented to the best civil engineering projects or teams, or to ground-breaking research in the region.

ICE Wales Cymru Project Awards 2022 shortlist announced

We are delighted to announce the Shortlist of projects for this year's awards.

The Awards will be presented at the ICE Wales Cymru Annual Award Gala Dinner at the Principality Stadium on 30 September.

Presented to the best example of outstanding design and construction of a project costing more than £3 million. This award honours the highly respected ICE member George H Gibby (1923-2010), who originally proposed the idea of an awards scheme to celebrate civil engineering.

This year's shortlisted projects are:

  • A465 Heads of the Valleys Section 2 Gilwern to Brynmawr
    Submitted by: Costain
    Key Partners: Welsh Government, Arcadis, Jacobs and Atkins
  • A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass
    Submitted by: Jones Bros and Balfour Beatty 
    Key Partners: Welsh Government, WSP, Arcadis and Ramboll
  • Swansea West Pier
    Submitted by: Mott Macdonald
    Key Partners: ABP and John Graham Construction

Presented to the best example of outstanding design and construction of a project costing less than £3 million. This award was named after Colonel Roy Edwards who was the longest serving member of the South Wales Association committee and first territorial member of the Institution’s Council (1949-54).

This year's shortlisted projects are:

  • A55 Junction 19 Glan Conwy Interchange
    Submitted by: WSP
    Key partners: North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency, Jones Bros and Welsh Government
  • Ely Bridge Tree Catcher
    Submitted by: ARUP
    Key partners: Natural Resources Wales, Knights Brown and Binnies
  • Black Bridge – A Ground-Breaking Bridge Lift
    Submitted by: AmcoGiffen
    Key partners: Network Rail and Tony Gee and Partners
  • Colomendy Industrial Estate Expansion
    Submitted by: Jones Bros
    Key partners: Denbighshire County Council and R Arwel Davies, Denbighshire
  • Llanycil Improvements
    Submitted by: Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
    Key partners: North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency, YGC (Gwynedd) and Dywidag
  • Mill Lane
    Submitted by: Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
    Key partners: Isle of Anglesey County Council and WaterCo, Ruthin

Presented to the project which best demonstrates the principles of sustainability, i.e. social, economic and environmental benefits of the project during delivery and upon completion.

This year's shortlisted projects are:

  • A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass
    Submitted by: Jones Bros and Balfour Beatty JV
    Key partners: Welsh Government, WSP, Arcadis and Ramboll
  • Ely Bridge Tree Catcher
    Submitted by: ARUP
    Key partners: Natural Resources Wales, Knights Brown and Binnies
  • Burry Port Harbour Improvement
    Submitted by: Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
    Key partners: Carmarthenshire County Council, Atkins and CADW

Presented to a project that has demonstrated outstanding design and construction and which has been designed in Wales and constructed elsewhere (either in the UK or overseas).

No entries for this award in 2022.

Presented to an individual or organisation who have demonstrated standards of excellence in engagement with the local community in the planning, design, project management and construction of any project, taking into consideration and placing emphasis on all aspects of social, economic and ecological matters to ensure future sustainability and wellbeing.

This year's shortlisted projects are:

  • A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass
    Submitted by: Jones Bros and Balfour Beatty JV
    Key partners: Welsh Government, WSP, Arcadis and Ramboll
  • Colomendy Industrial Estate Expansion
    Submitted by: Jones Bros
    Key partners: Denbighshire County Council and R Arwel Davies, Denbighshire

Presented to any individual or project which has demonstrated exceptional skill and expertise or made an exceptional contribution to the profession. At its absolute discretion, the Judging Panel may make a recommendation to the ICE Wales Cymru Chair that a shortlisted project be presented with this award. The ICE Wales Cymru Chair may accept or reject any recommendation made to him/her at their own discretion.

This Award will be announced at the ICE Wales Cymru Annual Award Gala Dinner on 30 September at the Principality Stadium.