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Awards

ICE Yorkshire & Humber works to promote and celebrate the outstanding work of members. It organises awards to recognise exceptional projects, teamwork and individual excellence.

Our 2024 awards

The annual gala dinner and awards ceremony took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Thursday 8 February.

Our 2024 awards sponsor

With thanks to our sponsor of this years awards. Find out more about becoming an award sponsor.

Waterman Group

Waterman Group

Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets.


Charity partner

This year, the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Gala Dinner and Awards partnered with Bowel Cancer UK and raised money to save and improve the lives of those affected by bowel cancer.

Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK

We’re the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.

Our 2024 awards winners

Our awards are split into two main categories, projects and people. See all our winners below.

Project award winners

Ranging from a NetZero award to multi million pound projects, these awards celebrate improvements across our region.

David Oluwale pedestrian and cyclist bridge in Leeds

David Oluwale pedestrian and cyclist bridge, Smeaton Award winners 2024
David Oluwale pedestrian and cyclist bridge, Smeaton Award winners 2024

The hotly contested Smeaton Award went to David Oluwale pedestrian and cyclist bridge in Leeds, spanning the River Aire.

The bridge was delivered by Leeds City Council, Mott MacDonald, BAM Nuttall and SH Structures.

Their open and honest communication resulted in many compliments from the local community at the end of the scheme, who they clearly went above and beyond for.

Since 2007, there’s been significant investment to reduce these incidents. However, to prepare and adapt to climate change, a collaborative, long-term vision is required.

The project brought together technical excellence in design and construction, aesthetic appearance and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion from the outset.

Extensive consultation with interested parties, including user groups, helped to inform the final design and obtain community buy-in.

A630 Parkway Widening

A630 Parkway Widening, Centenary Award winners, 2024
A630 Parkway Widening, Centenary Award winners, 2024

The winner of the Centenary Award was the A630 Parkway Widening.

It was delivered by Rotherham Metropolitan Council, WSP, Balfour Beatty, National Highways, the Environment Agency, Sheffield Council, South Yorkshire Police and K. Rouse Ltd.

The Centenary Award is presented to a project that has put the local community at its heart while delivering to almost impossible deadlines.

The judges were impressed with the approach to engaging with the local community and seeking to understand concerns before finalising design decisions.

It was clear that the whole team was fully integrated from the very start, with a common goal driving the project.

Esholt Sewage Treatment Works

Esholt Sewage Treatment Works, Net Zero award winners, 2024
Esholt Sewage Treatment Works, Net Zero award winners, 2024

The winner of the Net Zero Award was Esholt Sewage Treatment Works, delivered by Mott MacDonald Bentley, Yorkshire Water, Hyperion and Tarmac.

The judges said the project demonstrated an excellent commitment to net zero, reducing its embodied carbon by two thirds.

The project followed the principles of build nothing, build less, build clever and build efficiently.

The judges were impressed that the project repurposed existing infrastructure, used precast standardised solutions and eliminated structures through clever collaborative design.

Project award commended

Flood resilience scheme in Rosmead Street, Hull

Flood resilience scheme, Rosmead Street: 2024 Smeaton Certificate of Excellence
Flood resilience scheme, Rosmead Street: 2024 Smeaton Certificate of Excellence

The judges commended this project for effectively dealing with complex logistics and ensuring community engagement at all stages of the project.

It was delivered by Living with Water (Yorkshire Water), Alan Wood and Partners and Morrison Water Services (MWS).

NOC 23 Culvert Replacement

NOC 23 Culvert Replacement: 2024 Smeaton Certificate of Commendation
NOC 23 Culvert Replacement: 2024 Smeaton Certificate of Commendation

The innovative and unobtrusive construction of a flood relieving structure through a live railway embankment to replace the existing NOC 23 culvert, which was in serious distress.

The proposal infilled the existing structure and constructed three 1.8m diameter concrete replacement culverts using three tunnel boring machines (TBMs) simultaneously whilst keeping two out of four tracks operational throughout by using rules of the route possessions.

The construction procedure was a first of its kind using three TBM’s concurrently in the UK and completed within a 54-hour period requiring various disciplines to come together to successfully complete the works.

It was delivered by Living with Water (Yorkshire Water), Alan Wood and Partners and Morrison Water Services (MWS).

Gouthwaite Reservoir Siphon

Gouthwaite Reservoir Siphon
Gouthwaite Reservoir Siphon: 2024 Smeaton Certificate of Commendation

Gouthwaite dam impounds the River Nidd on its route from the head of Nidderdale. It is the third reservoir in a cascade of three within the valley, the reservoirs upstream being Angram and Scar House.

The category A Dam was constructed between 1893 and 1901. The project undertaken by MMB on behalf of Yorkshire Water was the construction of a new reservoir draw down siphon pipe with a hydraulic capacity of 13,000 l/s to allow the water level in Yorkshire Water’s second largest reservoir to be lowered by 5m in 5 days in the event of an emergency.

Delivered by Mott MacDonald Bentley and JN Bentley for Yorkshire Water Services

Empire Mills Wash Wall Repair

Empire Mills Wash Wall Repair team
Empire Mills Wash Wall Repair team collecting their award.

Empire Mills was a project requiring washwall repairs through new sheet piling and masonry restoration to a 250m section of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal located in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield.

With a length of the canal’s embankment starting to fail, the project scope was to repair, restore and rebuild a 250m section of wash wall and bridge on the towpath side of the canal. The site was extremely constrained and it was critical we maintained access for the numerous residential homes and local businesses in the area throughout the project.

Delivered by Arcadis and JN Bentley Ltd for the Canal & River Trust.

Rotherham Renaissance Flood Alleviation Scheme (RRFAS) – Phase 2A

Rotherham Renaissance Flood Alleviation Scheme team
Rotherham Renaissance Flood Alleviation Scheme team collecting their award.

This project successfully overcame the technical and logistical challenges of a highly constrained site.

It delivered a high-quality scheme, promoting biodiversity and contributing to the regeneration of the town.

The scheme was delivered by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Pell Frischmann, Jackson Civil Engineering, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, ERDF, Urban Canvas, the Environment Agency, Network Rail, CRT and ECUS.

People awards

ICE Yorkshire & Humber organises and supports awards that showcase the outstanding achievements of ICE members in the region.

STEM Ambassador of the Year Award

Sharon works as a group leader - underground structures at WSP

The judges were particularly impressed with Strugnell's drive to encourage others to become involved in STEM outreach including involvement in podcasts and conferences.

ICE President Special Recognition Award

Victoria is our current Education Lead in Yorkshire and Humber. She has been committed to supporting STEM activities since her first month of becoming a graduate engineer.

She recently wrote the education initiative around the ‘Time is Running Out’ touring exhibition when it came to the region last year.

ICE President Special Recognition Award

Duncan has delivered walking talks for ICE around Sheffield since 2018 since the publication of his book, Sheffield – A Civilised Place.

In 2023, with increasing mobility issues, Duncan has created an audio guide in collaboration with BBC Radio Sheffield and the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind. Duncan has taken up a considerable role in championing civil engineering’s impact on society.

ICE President Special Recognition Award

Ian became a committee member at the first meeting of the Yorkshire branch of the Society of Civil Engineers and Technicians in 1970, before the society became incorporated into ICE. Later, he worked with ICE to devise the first national ICE training scheme and travelled the length and breadth of the country holding workshops.

Following retirement, Ian joined the retired members group, RICE, and represented Yorkshire and Humber on the Panel for Historical Engineering Works. In total, Ian has clocked up just under 52 years of service with ICE.

Could you be our next awards sponsor?

With local representation and multiple options from single award through to headline sponsor for all 12 regions, we have a sponsorship package tailored to you. Get in touch with the team today.

Emerging Engineers Award

Showcasing our student and graduate members originality and communication skills in this regional, then international competition, with the winner receiving the Emerging Engineers Cup.