South West - civil engineering awards

Twin Sails Bridge, Poole.

The ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity around the South West.

The awards recognise construction projects which stand out for their physical achievement, innovation or ingenuity, and promote excellence in the engineering profession.

To enter a project in the 2017 awards, it must have been completed in 2016.

There will be five main categories at the 2017 awards:

  • Under £1 million Award
  • Over £1 million Award
  • The Community Award
  • Regional Showcase Award
  • Designed in the South West Award
  • People's Choice Award

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2016 project winners

Over £1 million New Build & People's Choice Award Winner - South Devon Highway

A380 South Devon Highway

The successful delivery of the project was made possible through an effective joint partnership between Devon County and Torbay Councils and a long term commitment to the scheme. The Councils, working with Parsons Brinckerhoff, progressed the design and business case for the scheme and took a proactive, opportunistic approach to secure Government funding at a time when major scheme funding was being withdrawn.

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Over £1 million Re-engineering - Wimbleball Dam

Wimbleball Dam Grouting Works, Somerset

Wimbleball Dam is a 50m high concrete buttress dam constructed on the River Haddeo a headwater of the River Exe in Somerset. The reservoir is a strategic water resource for South West Water and Wessex Water. Since construction in 1978, increasing leakage has occurred beneath the dam. In 2010, a Reservoir Inspecting Engineer found the situation to be untenable and recommended that measures should be put in place to reduce the leakage.

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Under £1 million Award - Les Hanois Lighthouse landing station

Les Hanois Lighthouse

Following the significant storms in the South West in 2013/2014, the boat landing at Les Hanois lighthouse was noted to be a in a vulnerable condition. Following this discovery, Trinity House, the custodians of the lighthouse, put out a 'Design and Build' tender to fix the landing.

Early 2015 Geomarine were awarded the contract and after much preparation the works commenced on site mid-April 2015 and were finally completed late September 2015.

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Community Award - Clevedon Marine Lake

Clevedon Lake

Clevedon Marine Lake was first built in 1929 in the same location as it is today, situated at the southern end of Clevedon's promenade.

Popularity declined entering the 1980s meaning the lake fell into disrepair. Interest in the Marine Lake didn't start to develop until the early 21st Century; the interest of local councillors and the formation of the Marine Lake Enthusiasts Society (MARLENS) meant that funding was secured in 2012 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish the lake.

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Showcase Award - Gloucester Services

Gloucester Services

Gloucester Services embodies development ideals of intelligent design and sustainability combined with high quality construction that has made it a game changer for the Motor Services Area (MSA) industry.

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