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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

The ICE Yorkshire and Humber Civil Engineering Awards 2024 are now closed. These annual awards are made for civil engineering projects with a regional dimension in recognition of achievement, excellence or innovation in civil engineering.

Individual Awards
Project categories
  1. Centenary Award: for projects £5m and over
  2. Smeaton Award: for projects £5m and under
  3. Sir John Fowler Award: for studies and research
  4. Net Zero Award: for projects, studies and research
Awards ceremony

The winners of our annual ICE Yorkshire and Humber Civil Engineering Awards 2024 were announced at our gala dinner and awards evening on Thursday 08 February 2024 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. 

2024 Sponsors

Sponsoring the awards is a great opportunity for you to directly reach our key civil engineering audiences. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the team for more information at [email protected].

Waterman Aspen

Waterman Aspen

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.

2024 award winners

See who won which award at the 2024 Gala Dinner and Awards.

David Oluwale pedestrian and cyclist bridge, Smeaton Award winners 2024

Smeaton Award: winner

David Oluwale pedestrian and cyclist bridge in Leeds 

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.

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

Smeaton Award: Certificate of Excellence

Flood resilience scheme in Rosmead Street, Hull

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: 2024 Smeaton Certificate of Commendation

Smeaton Award: Certificate of Commendation

NOC 23 Culvert Replacement

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.

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Gouthwaite Reservoir Siphon: 2024 Smeaton Certificate of Commendation

Smeaton Award: Certificate of Commendation

Gouthwaite Reservoir Siphon

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: 2024 Smeaton Certificate of Commendation

Smeaton Award: Certificate of Commendation

Empire Mills Wash Wall Repair

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.

A630 Parkway Widening, Centenary Award winners, 2024

Centenary Award: winner

A630 Parkway Widening

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.

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Rotherham Renaissance Flood Alleviation Scheme, 2024 Certificate of Excellence

Centenary Award: Certificate of Excellence

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

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.

Esholt Sewage Treatment Works, Net Zero award winners, 2024

Net Zero Award

Esholt Sewage Treatment Works

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

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Victoria Barbour-Smith, 2024 winner

ICE President Special Recognition Awards

2024 award winners

  • Duncan Froggatt
  • Ian Boocock
  • Victoria Barbour-Smith
  • Bryan Penny 

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Sharon Strugnell, 2024 winner

STEM Ambassador of the Year Award

2024 award winner

The Yorkshire and Humber STEM Ambassador of the Year was Sharon Strugnell.

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

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