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Wales Cymru 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 Award Winners 2021

The ICE Wales Cymru Awards were held virtually again this year on 1 December 2021.

The annual ICE Wales Cymru Awards are held each year and recognise teams and individuals that have delivered some of the best civil engineering projects/work across the country.

This year an exceptionally wide range of entries was received ranging from a £21m through-school building project to a £650k flood protection scheme. Amongst the entries was a 1,500-bed emergency/surge hospital, which was delivered within a couple of weeks from a standing start and a £3.5m Regency garden restoration project involving the reconstruction of historic lakes, dams, bridges, sluices and waterfalls.

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Winners were announced during the ICE Wales Cymru Awards Ceremony online on Wednesday 1 December2021

The 2022 ICE Wales Cymru Awards are now open!

Yes, following on from this year's fiercely contested competition it is now your turn to nominate a project or individual for the 2022 Awards.

Alun Griffiths Award for Community Engagement winner

Horn Bridge

This Award is sponsored by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd in recognition of the civil engineering industry in Wales and the work undertaken to engage with local communities whilst improving infrastructure and / or services.

The Regency Restoration is the largest project of its kind in Wales and the first ecological and landscape restoration completed for a generation. As the central feature at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, it brings significant benefits to people in the local community and the wider tourist industry. The project was submitted by WM Longreach Ltd for client, National Botanic Garden of Wales

Bill Ward Sustainability Award winner

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The Bill Ward Award is presented to the project best demonstrating the principles of sustainability, i.e. social, economic and environmental benefits during delivery and on completion.

There were a high number of entries for this Award, which reflects ongoing concern about global warming, climate change and the need to reduce CO2 emissions.

This modest-cost project helps deliver key elements of the North Wales Metro and will better connect surrounding communities with the 9,000 jobs the park provides. The project was submitted by Alun Griffiths for client Flintshire County Council.

Deeside Park and Ride

Designed in Wales Award winner

Bewdley Bank Service Reservoi

The Designed in Wales Award is presented to the best project designed in Wales and constructed elsewhere (either in the UK or overseas).

The winning entry overcame many difficult obstacles in the construction. The project was submitted by: Mott Macdonald Bentley for client, Dŵr Cymru. The project was submitted by: Mott Macdonald Bentley for client: Dwr Cymru.

The design incorporated a semi-precast structure which allowed significant programme and health and safety benefits during construction. The judges decided the scheme had a strong sustainability focus with a public health driver at its core and an emphasis on landscape considerations, materials re-use, sustainable drainage and ecology.

Chair’s Special Award winner

The Chair’s Special Award is presented to any individual or project demonstrating exceptional skill and expertise, or made an exceptional contribution to the profession

This project demonstrates a great achievement in collaboration and enterprise, quickly responding to an immediate need, and provided a fully functioning field hospital in a matter of weeks. The project was submitted by: Mott Macdonald for client, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Mott MacDonald has been able to respond to provide support to the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic and working on behalf of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Mott MacDonald and Archus led a consortium of companies to deliver the design and build elements for the temporary hospital at the Principality Stadium.

 Dragons Heart Hospital

Roy Edwards Award winner

St Alban’s Bridge Blaenrhondda

The Roy Edwards Award is in memory of Colonel Roy Edwards who was the longest serving member of the South Wales Association committee. The Award is presented to those involved in a civil engineering project demonstrating excellence in its concept, planning, design, contract management and construction with a final cost of less than £5million.

The judges were particularly impressed with the project team’s care and attention to detail, which allowed this seven-span bridge built in 1934 to be renovated and improved, whilst making best use of its existing piers and foundations with minimal disruption and appropriate community involvement. Project submitted by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd for client, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council

The design incorporated a semi-precast structure which allowed significant programme and health and safety benefits during construction. The judges decided the scheme had a strong sustainability focus with a public health driver at its core and an emphasis on landscape considerations, materials re-use, sustainable drainage and ecology.

George Gibby Award winner

The George Gibby Award is presented to the best example of outstanding design and construction of a project costing more than £5 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.

The judges were particularly impressed with the care taken by the project team during the design and construction process, with the contractor’s health and safety record, with the degree of community involvement and with the quality of the project submission, which succinctly addressed the competition criteria. The project was submitted by, Mott Macdonald for Client, Denbighshire County Council.

Ysgol Gatholig Crist y Gair (Christ the Word Catholic School)