South East England - Engineering Excellence Awards

Adur Ferry bridge at sunset

ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards 2016
The premier showcase for engineering excellence across South East England

The awards are an unparalleled opportunity to draw attention to the hidden benefits of civil engineering to society. It celebrates the most innovative, creative and sustainable contributions to the physical and social environment within region and beyond.

Celebrated on 14 July 2016 at the Grand Brighton, this year's winners commemorated incredible civil engineering projects that reshaped and transformed the region. Each of the wining projects demonstrated excellence in design and construction, drawing attention to project management, financial control and health and safety.

Overall winner of 2016 ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards
Overall winner of 2016 ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards

We would like to thank this year's award category sponsors and partners for being part of this great celebration:

Sponsors

Bechtel
Berryrange
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Colas Rail
Crest Nicholson
Trant

Partners

ICE Benevolent Fund
ICE Recruit

2016 Award Winners

Best Infrastructure Project in association with Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

  • Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme

    Broomhill Sands Coastal Defences

      Winner

      • Environment Agency

      The £30M Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme directly protects 1,388 homes and over 100 businesses by increasing the standard of protection from 1 in 20 years to 1 in 200 years, allowing for predicted sea level rise.

    The improvements include 1.8km of Rock revetment and new concrete wave wall, 700m beach recharge and replacement of timber groynes plus improvements to the existing promenade, including access ramps and steps.

    The Broomhill Sands team has led on a number of innovations, many of which are 'firsts' - firsts for the Environment Agency, for the UK and some firsts even for the construction industry – for example the innovative approach with high-risk water sports users within the offshore rock delivery and storage area.

    Work begins on the coastal defences
    Work begins on the coastal defences
    Rocks and sand being put into place
    Rocks and sand being put into place
    The completed project
    The completed project

    The team have reported over £8.9m of efficiencies. Broomhill Sands is highlighted in a Cabinet Briefing as an example of best practice regarding value and the delivery of large efficiencies during construction.

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Urbanisation Award in association with Bechtel

  • Wokingham Rail Station and Link Road Re-Development

    Wokingham Rail Station

      Winner

      • Wokingham Borough Council

      The Wokingham Rail Station and Link Road redevelopment has been a transformational project for this busy Thames Valley interchange.

    Between 2011 and 2015 a collaborative working approach between Wokingham Borough Council, Network Rail and South West Trains has delivered a significant transport interchange in the Town fit for the 21st Century.

    The combined scheme cost of circa £12.68m provided three main elements to the redevelopment; a new station building and associated platform works, a new Access for All footbridge and lifts and a new link road with major junction alterations and changes to traffic flow patterns.

    Redevelopment of the old station
    Redevelopment of the old station
    A brand new bridge lifted into place
    A brand new bridge lifted into place
    Station building being developed once again
    Station building being developed once again

    Some of the key constructional issues the project had to overcome included; maintaining access for the public to the rail station during all construction works, co-ordination of three main contractors, especially the railway building and footbridge and technical design and delivery of the new "linked" road traffic signal and level crossing barrier control systems.

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Best Use of Civil Engineering in a Building Project in association with Crest Nicholson

  • Blavatnik School of Government

    Blavatnik School of Government

      Winner

      • Pell Frischmann

      The Blavatnik School of Government is a global school pursuing a vision of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed and with such high ambitions deserved a world class home. The building was specifically designed to support the School's mission and provides a state-of-the-art home for its vibrant academic community.

    With Herzog de Meuron we have created a remarkable building providing a low carbon solution with landmark appeal and spectacular quality. The design and construction required close co-operation to enable such a complex form to be erected and together we refined materiality and build method to create a spectacular structure safely and effectively.

    BIM of the new school building
    BIM of the new school building
    The school hall under construction
    The school hall under construction
    The school hall once complete
    The school hall once complete
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Excellence in Construction in association with Colas Rail Limited

  • Thorndell Viaduct

    The new Thorndell viaduct

      Winner

      • BAM Nuttall Limited

      In October of 2015 BAM Nuttall successfully delivered a highly technical and challenging £5.5 million design and build replacement of the Thorndell Viaduct within a floodplain located between Pulborough and Amberley stations. The Viaduct was deemed under strength in need of being brought back to full strength with a 120year design.

    This project was an all-round success which saw the handover of high quality works 4hrs ahead of schedule within a 75hour possession.

    Rigorous health, safety, and environmental processes were instilled which resulted in zero reportable injuries/incidents and award recognition for above and beyond initiatives. BAM Nuttall invested in future talent and incorporated collaborative working with supply chain, stakeholders and the local community.

    The old Thorndell bridge
    The old Thorndell bridge
    The new bridge on site ready to be moved
    The new bridge on site ready to be moved
    The new bridge being moved into place
    The new bridge being moved into place

    Newly adapted processes/techniques derived from the works have been shared companywide for future projects. Innovative working, project management and client satisfaction were key and saw the implementation of new technologies, open communication and effective cost/programme controls.

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Engineered in South East England in association with ICE Recruit

  • District Hospitals Ghana - Dodowa Hospital

    District Hospitals Ghana

      Winner

      • Campbell Reith Hill LLP

      The Ghana District Hospitals project is an exemplary illustration of the core values of modern civil engineering.

    The hospitals will transform the lives of those living in each district and they have been engineered to provide an optimum solution bringing together the best of modern facilities, modern construction methods, knowledge transfer of these methods, and the use of new technologies to achieve a sustainable user friendly layout that economically addresses the site constraints.

    A BIM model of the new hospital
    A BIM model of the new hospital
    Ground works taking place to get the site ready for building
    Ground works taking place to get the site ready for building
    The frame of the main building going up
    The frame of the main building going up

    The project has involved everything from the use of satellite imagery, drones, Revit 3D, PDS 3D cut and fill analysis to sustainable drainage, solar energy, modern composite wall systems and low energy self-sufficient sewerage treatments.

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Brassey Award for Engineering Excellence (Kent and East Sussex) in association with Berryrange

  • Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme

    Broomhill Sands Coastal Defences

      Winner

      • Environment Agency

      The £30M Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme directly protects 1,388 homes and over 100 businesses by increasing the standard of protection from 1 in 20 years to 1 in 200 years, allowing for predicted sea level rise.

    The improvements include 1.8km of Rock revetment and new concrete wave wall, 700m beach recharge and replacement of timber groynes plus improvements to the existing promenade, including access ramps and steps.

    The Broomhill Sands team has led on a number of innovations, many of which are 'firsts' - firsts for the Environment Agency, for the UK and some firsts even for the construction industry – for example the innovative approach with high-risk water sports users within the offshore rock delivery and storage area.

    Work begins on the coastal defences
    Work begins on the coastal defences
    Rocks and sand being put into place
    Rocks and sand being put into place
    The completed project
    The completed project

    The team have reported over £8.9m of efficiencies. Broomhill Sands is highlighted in a Cabinet Briefing as an example of best practice regarding value and the delivery of large efficiencies during construction.

    Read more

Engineering Excellence Award for Thames Valley in partnership with ICE Benevolent Fund

  • District Hospitals Ghana - Dodowa Hospital

    District Hospitals Ghana

      Winner

      • Campbell Reith Hill LLP

      The Ghana District Hospitals project is an exemplary illustration of the core values of modern civil engineering.

    The hospitals will transform the lives of those living in each district and they have been engineered to provide an optimum solution bringing together the best of modern facilities, modern construction methods, knowledge transfer of these methods, and the use of new technologies to achieve a sustainable user friendly layout that economically addresses the site constraints.

    A BIM model of the new hospital
    A BIM model of the new hospital
    Ground works taking place to get the site ready for building
    Ground works taking place to get the site ready for building
    The frame of the main building going up
    The frame of the main building going up

    The project has involved everything from the use of satellite imagery, drones, Revit 3D, PDS 3D cut and fill analysis to sustainable drainage, solar energy, modern composite wall systems and low energy self-sufficient sewerage treatments.

    Read more

South Award for Engineering Excellence in association with Trant

  • Thorndell Viaduct

    The new Thorndell viaduct

      Winner

      • BAM Nuttall Limited

      In October of 2015 BAM Nuttall successfully delivered a highly technical and challenging £5.5 million design and build replacement of the Thorndell Viaduct within a floodplain located between Pulborough and Amberley stations. The Viaduct was deemed under strength in need of being brought back to full strength with a 120year design.

    This project was an all-round success which saw the handover of high quality works 4hrs ahead of schedule within a 75hour possession.

    Rigorous health, safety, and environmental processes were instilled which resulted in zero reportable injuries/incidents and award recognition for above and beyond initiatives. BAM Nuttall invested in future talent and incorporated collaborative working with supply chain, stakeholders and the local community.

    The old Thorndell bridge
    The old Thorndell bridge
    The new bridge on site ready to be moved
    The new bridge on site ready to be moved
    The new bridge being moved into place
    The new bridge being moved into place

    Newly adapted processes/techniques derived from the works have been shared companywide for future projects. Innovative working, project management and client satisfaction were key and saw the implementation of new technologies, open communication and effective cost/programme controls.

    Read more

South East England Engineering Excellence Award

  • Thorndell Viaduct

    The new Thorndell viaduct

      Winner

      • BAM Nuttall Limited

      In October of 2015 BAM Nuttall successfully delivered a highly technical and challenging £5.5 million design and build replacement of the Thorndell Viaduct within a floodplain located between Pulborough and Amberley stations. The Viaduct was deemed under strength in need of being brought back to full strength with a 120year design.

    This project was an all-round success which saw the handover of high quality works 4hrs ahead of schedule within a 75hour possession.

    Rigorous health, safety, and environmental processes were instilled which resulted in zero reportable injuries/incidents and award recognition for above and beyond initiatives. BAM Nuttall invested in future talent and incorporated collaborative working with supply chain, stakeholders and the local community.

    The old Thorndell bridge
    The old Thorndell bridge
    The new bridge on site ready to be moved
    The new bridge on site ready to be moved
    The new bridge being moved into place
    The new bridge being moved into place

    Newly adapted processes/techniques derived from the works have been shared companywide for future projects. Innovative working, project management and client satisfaction were key and saw the implementation of new technologies, open communication and effective cost/programme controls.

    Read more

2017 Awards

Entries for next year's awards will be announced later this year. If you would like to enter 2017 Awards, please contact Vilma Marques to register your interest:

e: vilma.marques@ice.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2462

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