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Yorkshire and Humber Annual Awards

The annual ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards showcase the collective and individual achievements of civil engineers and civil engineering.

ICE Yorkshire and Humber Civil Engineering Awards 2022

Awards are made for civil engineering projects with a regional dimension in recognition of achievement, excellence or innovation in civil engineering.

Factors to be taken into account will include value and impact on society, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, health safety and welfare, quality of design, innovation and best practice, difficulty and response, collaboration and excellence in delivery.

To be eligible for submission projects must be constructed in the Yorkshire and Humber region, designed in the region and constructed overseas, or a feasibility study/research project largely undertaken in the region.


  • Centenary Award - projects £5m and over. Studies and research sponsored by YORhub
  • Smeaton Award - projects less than £5m
  • Sir John Fowler Award
  • Company Award
  • STEM Ambassador Award

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Last year’s results were announced live at the Online Awards Ceremony, which you can watch again here.

The results were announced live at the Online Awards Ceremony.

Watch the ceremony

2021 award winners

Centenary Award - projects £5m and over winner

Murdoch’s Connection

Murdoch’s Connection delivered by Highways England, Arup and Interserve, was the Centenary Award winner at the ceremony. The category was eligible to projects with a total cost in excess of £5 million.

This project reconnects the city centre of Hull with its rejuvenated waterfront across the busy A63. It is a new landmark bridge in the city that forms a gateway to the historic centre of Hull.

Smeaton Award - projects less than £5m winner

Sugden End Landfill Remediation Works, delivered by Bradford Council, Wardell Armstrong, Eric Wright Civil Engineering was the Smeaton Award winner for projects valued under £5million.

Work on the 10-hectare site involved stripping temporary restoration subsoil materials then capping with geo-synthetic clay liner. The new landscape was contoured to the previous ground level removing depressions caused by settlement.

New drainage ensured leachate did not pollute watercourses. Planting of seed moorland mix and trees with restoration of stone-walls and fencing was undertaken creating public open access woodland and moorland.

Sugden End Landfill Rememdiation Works

Sir John Fowler Award - projects or studies less than £500k winner

cold formed steel systems

Optimisation of cold formed steel systems for large scale manufacturing of modular houses, delivered by University of Leeds and Ilke Homes, was the Sir John Fowler Award winner. The category was eligible to projects which had undertaken research or a feasibility study in the region.

The Ilke modular systems based on cold-formed steel enable rapid house manufacturing, but their cost limited their widespread use in the northern region. The project between the University of Leeds and Yorkshire-based Ilke Homes, transformed the Ilke structural design from steel bracing to sheathing braced systems.

By doing full-scale experiments and high-delity numerical analysis, savings of 10% of steel and 4% of production time were achieved in new systems, leading to carbon savings, enhanced productivity and reduced cost. The new Ilke house design is cost competitive in Yorkshire.

Block Regional Education Award winners

Regional Education Award Winners

  • STEM Ambassador Award winner – Selina Rai
  • Company Award winner – Story Contracting #

Other schemes nominated for an award were given a Certificate of Excellence or Commendation.

Certificates of Excellence:

Sir John Fowler Award

Internal Sewer Flooding Reduction - Pilot Study (Stantec, Yorkshire Water)

Smeaton Award

College Road Roundabout (Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, WSP,BB)
Church Street Flood Alleviation scheme (Scarborough Borough Council, Mott MacDonald, Esh Civils)

Centenary Award

Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Mason Clark Associates, Pell Frischmann, COWI)
Bentley Ings Pumping Station (Environment Agency, JBA Bentley)
Cottingham and Orchard Park Flood Scheme Phase 2 (East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Pell Frischmann, Esh Civils)
Scarborough Spa Slope Stabilisation Scheme (Scarborough Borough Council, Coffey Geotechnics Ltd, Balfour Beatty)

Certificates of Commendation:

Smeaton Award

Lindley Wood Spillway Replacement (Yorkshire Water, Mott MacDonald Bentley)
Glasshoughton Southern Link Road (Wakefield Council, Tetra Tec formerly WYG, Tarmac Trading Ltd)
Phase D Hidden Construction Shaft Investigation (AmcoGiffen, Network Rail, COWI)

Centenary Award

East Leeds Orbital Route Phase 1 (Leeds City Council, Balfour Beatty)
Grey to Green Phase 2 (Sheffield City Council, Amey Consulting, NMCN)
Hessle Foreshore Stabilisation Works (Network Rail, Pell Frischmann, Story Contracting)


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