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ICE Yorkshire & 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

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.
  • Smeaton Award - projects less than £5m
  • Sir John Fowler Award - studies and research
  • Company Award
  • STEM Ambassador Award

Our 2022 Awards are now closed. The 2023 Awards will open in the autumn.

2022 award winners

Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme

Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme project team

The Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme (MFAS), delivered by VBA (a joint venture between VolkerStevin Limited, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business) delivered the scheme for the Environment Agency and won the Centenary Award, which recognises projects valued over £5 million.

On Boxing Day 2015, the village of Mytholmroyd experienced its highest recorded flood level, with 400 properties directly affected by the event.

Immediately after the flood, central government committed to reducing flood risk in the village with construction beginning 12 months later.

Within five years, the £41m project was completed, better protecting 400 homes and businesses.

The completed project includes new, raised and improved flood walls and the relocation and increased span of Caldene Bridge.

The scheme also widened the river channel at key locations and flood-proofed buildings adjacent to the River Calder and Cragg Brook, all within physically constrained conditions.

The Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme, delivered by WSP, Mott MacDonald and BAM Nuttall for Leeds City Council, won the Smeaton Award, which rewards projects valued under £5 million.

This scheme reduces the risk of flooding to 53 residential properties and a local business who have regularly encountered flooding from the River Wharfe at Otley, in West Yorkshire.

The scheme also protects a key road that crosses the river that would previously become blocked in flood events.

The work on site included the installation of 130 metres of sheet piles cut off wall up to 15m deep that were encased within a landscaped soil embankment above ground level for protection and aesthetics in this conservation area.

Kell Beck, a road in Otley, was also realigned and daylighted. Planting was installed to improve biodiversity.

Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme

Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme project team

Darren Blank

STEM Ambassador Award winner – Darren Blank

ICE President's Special Recognition Awards – Chris Longley, Roger Falconer and Clarie Astwood


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