East Midlands - Merit Awards

A bridge under construction at night

The East Midlands Merit 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.

Nominations for our 2017 awards is now open

You can submit a project for the following categories:

  • Small Project
    (up to £750,000)
  • Medium Project
    (£750,000 to £10million)
  • Large Project
    (greater than £10million)
  • Studies & Research
  • Team Achievement

Expression of interest deadline: Friday 20 January
Final submission deadline: Friday 24 February

Entry forms

Download your entry form and pack below.

Download the expression of interest form

Download the entry form

Download the entry pack

The results will be revealed live on the night and awards presented by Prof. Tim Broyd, ICE President at our gala East Midlands Merit Awards dinner, at The Belfry Hotel, Nottingham on Friday 9 June 2017.

2016 Merit Award winners

  • Nottingham Express Transit - Phase 2

    M1 Junction 24

      Large Project

      The Merit Award winner in the Large Projects category was Nottingham Express Transit - Phase 2 - submitted by Taylor Woodrow working on behalf of Nottingham City Council.

    Nottingham Express Transit has been an iconic project for the city. It employed four very innovative bridge solutions including the launch of the Karlsruhe bridge over the track at Nottingham station, and extending an existing tram network south via two routes which both terminate at park and ride facilities. Project delivery demonstrated excellence in overcoming the constraints of delivering works on live highways, with the implications that has for the health and safety of the workforce and road users.

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  • M1 Junction 24 Pinch Point Scheme

    St Botolph's Footbrigde

      Medium Project

      The Merit Award winner in the Medium Projects category was the M1 Junction 24 Pinch Point Scheme - submitted by A-One+, working with Laing O'Rourke on behalf of Highways England.

    A-one+ identified, designed and built an innovative and sustainable improvement of the M1 at junction 24, a severely congested East Midlands intersection, with traffic queuing on all approaches and regularly queuing back onto the main M1 carriageway.

    The £7 million investment will provide:

    • Economic benefit exceeding £200 million
    • Six minute average journey time saving at morning peak
    • Three minute average journey time saving at evening peak
    • 100% return on investment within first year
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  • Loughborough Garendon Green Flood Alleviation

    Low temperature asphalt

      Small Project

      The Merit Award winner in the Small Projects category was Loughborough Garendon Green Flood Alleviation - submitted by NMCNomenca working on behalf of Severn Trent Water.

    Private properties on Garendon Green suffered repeated flooding from the combined sewer network. This scheme alleviated this using tank sewers constructed at two locations providing storage in the network: an innovative gravity solution despite restricted depth, with an array of concrete pipes with bespoke manholes manufactured off-site.

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  • Fast Track Drainage Surveys

    Pinch point highways team

      Studies and Research

      The Merit Award winner in the Studies & Research category was Fast Track Drainage Surveys - submitted by A-One+ working with Carnell, on behalf of Highways England.

    A-one+ with Carnell set out to identify quick and low cost solutions to assess drainage conditions to support a new approach to long term asset management. This methodology in combination with asset maintenance enables joint activities to take place. Cost reduction from over £8 million to £2.5million per annum and a three fold increase in output per shift are just two striking examples of the improvements achieved through this study.

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  • Midlands Highway Alliance

    Slope alarms

      Team Achievement

      The Merit Award winner in the Team Achievement category was Midlands Highway Alliance - submitted by MHA working in partnership with Aecom and Waterman.

    The MHA Professional Services Partnership 2(PSP2) started in April 2015 and is succeeding through a combination of strong leadership, performance management, co-location and detailed business planning. The setting of clear objectives early in the process and collaborative behaviour by all partners enabled the first year of the project to be a total success.

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