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.

There will be six categories of prizes awarded at the 2016 Annual Awards.

  • Project over £1 million Award - to promote the excellence of projects in the engineering profession.
  • Project under £1 million Award - to promote the excellence of projects in the engineering profession.
  • The Community Award - to recognise projects that improve the local community environment.
  • The Public Choice Award - to give the public and members the opportunity to vote for their favourite project.
  • Showcase Award - awarded at the discretion of the judging panel.

The President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Sir John Armitt, will present the winners with their Award(s) and certificates on Friday 8th July in Plymouth.

Download the Awards information pack

2016 People's Choice Award

Voting has now closed for the People's Choice Award, thank you to all those who voted. The results will be announced shortly.

A380 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and took a proactive, opportunistic approach to secure Government funding at a time when major scheme funding was being withdrawn.

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A391 Carluddon Road Improvement, St Austell

The £12.3m A391 Carluddon Road Improvement demonstrates innovation, creativity and social value with an embedded safety and sustainability culture.

This CEEQUAL 'Excellent' project provides 1.6Km of new road and 3.7Km of new cycle trail. It has unlocked the development of a 2.8ha Technology Park which is a critical part of the 'Unlocking the Economic Potential of Place' under the ERDF Convergence Programme which provided 50% finance for the project.

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A396 Stabilisation Schemes, Exmoor

A396 Stabilisation Schemes, Exmoor

Exmoor has many distinctions but highway infrastructure might not readily come to mind as one of them. However, with challenging topography, sparse communities, far flung local services and very lengthy diversion routes… a thoughtful observer soon recognises their importance.

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Asset Recovery Programme Area 8, Devon and Cornwall

Asset Recovery Programme Area 8

The WEM Framework Lot 4, Asset Recovery Programme (ARP) has demonstrated what can be achieved through close collaboration between the Environment Agency (EA) and BMMJV to benefit and protect local communities throughout the South West. Adopting a streamlined delivery process enabled the successfully delivery of a diverse range of river and coastal improvements and repairs across 53 sites within Devon and Cornwall.

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ATMOS Totnes

ATMOS Totnes

ATMOS Totnes is a project to reinvigorate a former creamery for the benefit of the Community of Totnes. The site has a long history of positive contribution to the Town's economy having provided employment to several generations of the people of Totnes.

Its closure in 2007 resulted in the loss of 160 jobs. Quickly, the community formulated a desire to bring the land back into productive use, to provide uses tailored to the needs of the community, as a community owned asset.

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Bournemouth Pier Approach, Phase One

Bournemouth Pier

Two architecturally arresting steel-framed 'leaf' structures and an interactive water play feature are the centrepiece of the first phase of works to transform Bournemouth's seafront and boost Bournemouth's tourist industry.

Inspired by the Bourne Stream, which once connected to the sea in this location, the project comprises a public water play feature and multi-coloured concrete pavement, with 'twig' lighting columns and two 'leaf' buildings.

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Box Tunnel Subway Infill

Box Tunnel

The infilling of a subway under the rail line within Box Tunnel is part of a £25.5m contract to deliver route clearance work for the electrification of the Great Western Main Line between London and Bristol via Bath.

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Charminster Bridge and Flood Alleviation Scheme, Dorset

Charminster Bridge

For over a century there has been a history of flooding in the centre of Charminster village; which has repeatedly inundated a number of listed buildings, including the Saxon church.

The main cause was the existing bridge with three small brick arches, which acted as a dam when the river levels were high. After a comprehensive investigation and public exhibition by the Environment Agency, it was proposed to rebuild the bridge with larger openings to prevent this build-up of potential flood waters.

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Clevedon Marine Lake Refurbishment, Somerset

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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Dawlish Lower Seawall Construction, Devon

Dawlish Lower Seawall

Following the much publicised emergency works AMCO Rail undertook to repair the breach in the seawall at Dawlish in 2014.

AMCO Rail worked with Network Rail and designer Tony Gee & Partners to fast track develop and implement a new 340m section of reinforced concrete sea wall to guard against future catastrophic failures and ensure a robust railway service is maintained along this important route.

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Derriford Hospital Helipad, Plymouth

Derriford Hospital Helipad

In 2012, Derriford Hospital in Plymouth was appointed as the Peninsula Trauma Centre with responsibility for the care of the most severely injured patients from a population that can reach two million people in the summer months.

For the most severely injured patients, the speed at which they begin to receive the specialist treatment they urgently need critically affects their chances of survival and the degree to which they eventually recover. In trauma cases, a helicopter is often the best, or only, method of quick and safe emergency transfer to the hospital.

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Devon Metro, Newcourt Railway Station, Exeter

Newcourt Railway Station

Newcourt Railway Station was one of five stations to win part funding from the Department for Transports New Station Fund, with the remaining scheme costs met by developer contributions from the surrounding 3500 home developments in the Newcourt area of Exeter.

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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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Granite & Gears, Devon

Granite & Gears, Devon

Granite and Gears was an ambitious programme of work to improve access to and on Dartmoor for cyclists and pedestrians. Working to a strict 18 month timescale 50km of new or improved shared use path, 12 new structures and extensive improvements to existing on road routes were delivered.

The individual elements of the project build on the existing network, addressing existing obstacles or closing gaps on existing routes, provided new family friendly multiuse trails between previously un-connected communities or putting sustainable transport links in place ahead of future development.

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Hayle Viaduct

Hayle Viaduct

Hayle viaduct is a 37 span structure carrying the main line from Paddington to Penzance. The viaduct's construction is masonry piers supporting steel girders and a timber deck, the site is located in the town centre of Hayle, alongside a world UNESCO site, SSSI and conservation area.

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Laira Rail Bridge Pedestrian and Cycling Scheme, Plymouth

Laira Rail Bridge

Plymouth's iconic Laira Rail Bridge opened in May 2015 after lying derelict and blighting Plymouth's beautiful natural marine environment for 28 years. Phase One breathed new life into the former rail bridge, converting it into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. Phase Two, installing a bridge over The Ride and providing a new permanent access ramp, was completed in October 2015.

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Les Hanois Lighthouse Boat Landing Repairs

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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Marjon Link Road Scheme

Marjon Link Road Scheme

The £2m+ Marjon Link Road scheme was completed in September 2015 and is a critical piece of strategic transport infrastructure, needed to support Plymouth's growth ambitions and the significant numbers of new homes and jobs planned for the north of the city over the next 10 years.

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Plymouth Energy from Waste Project

Plymouth Energy from Waste Project

In April 2012, Kier Infrastructure & Overseas commenced the first project of its kind for Kier – the construction of Energy from Waste plant situated in an area of North Yard inDevonport Naval Base, Plymouth, Devon.

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Plymouth School of Creative Arts

Plymouth School of Creative Arts

Plymouth School of Creative Arts is an all-through free school for children aged 4-16 sponsored by Plymouth College of Art. It realises their ground breaking vision of a continuum of Arts education in the City. Through making, performing and discovering the school pursues its core intent of Creating Individuals and Making Futures.

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Poole Harbour Sea Wall Defences

Poole Harbour Sea Wall Defences

Geoffrey Osborne Ltd and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff were commissioned by Network Rail to undertake structural repairs to the 1.1km causeway across Holes Bay, in order to restore the integrity of the structure on one of the busiest and most congested routes on the network.

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Portreath Finger Pier Repairs Project

Portreath Finger Pier Repairs Project

The Portreath Finger Pier project illustrates the social value of Civil Engineering to the community and the important contribution to heritage and the environment. This challenging project required an innovative approach to all aspects of the work with an embedded safety and sustainability culture.

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Radstock Town Centre Infrastructure Project

Radstock Town Centre Infrastructure Project

The Radstock Town Centre Infrastructure Project represents a combination of improvements to the existing road network in Radstock, extensive public realm works and the provision of a section of new highway (The Link). Together, the works cater both for current congestion within the town plus the additional traffic forecast to be generated by future consented development.

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Redruth Brewery Public Realm Scheme, Cornwall

Redruth Brewery Public Realm Scheme

Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site for Cornish Mining and in a Conservation Area, this regeneration project unlocked 2.28 ha of derelict land for investment and employment. The scheme enabled the transformation of the area into a vibrant mixed used development and 251m of pedestrian and cycle links connecting the wider sustainable transport network.

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Royal Albert Bridge

Royal Albert Bridge

The iconic Royal Albert Bridge (1859) stands as testament to the engineering genius of lsambard Kingdom Brunel. Unique in design; it still carries the main line railway over the River Tamar between Devon and Cornwall.

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St Mary's – A Walkable Village, Jersey

St Mary's – A Walkable Village, Jersey

The project aimed to reduce community severance created by the two distributor roads that run through the village of St Mary. The roads are narrow and had few facilities for pedestrians. During the extensive consultation process to determine the scope and nature of the project, parishioners, school pupils and parents reported a reluctance to walk between facilities due to the intimidating nature of the traffic on these roads.

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Union Corner Roundabout Scheme

Union Corner Roundabout Scheme

The Union Corner scheme by Cornwall Council and CORMAC Contracting Ltd is a project that has improved infrastructure for the benefit of people living and working in the community. Importantly; thanks to the Department of Transport's Pinchpoint Fund, this £1.7m project has improved a previously congested part of the road network, releasing previous barriers to the growth of Falmouth.

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Wessex Water's Trunkmain Phase 1 – The Deverills Link

The Deverills Link

Wessex Water's water supply grid scheme is the largest, most complex project the company has undertaken and will be fully operational by March 2018.

It will serve to meet future demand for water and ensure security and quality of supply to customers while reducing water abstractions in areas of low river flows.

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Widcombe Parade and Rossiter Road, Bath

Widcombe Parade and Rossiter Road, Bath

The Widcombe Parade and Rossiter Road scheme is a £2.1m civil engineering led project, by Bath & North East Somerset Council completed in 2015. It successfully concludes a long campaign by Widcombe's community, conserving and revitalising Widcombe's historic high street, set in the World Heritage City of Bath.

The project has transformed the environment of the high street into a significantly more pleasant place for shoppers, pedestrians and cyclists whilst retaining good access for local drivers.

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Wimbleball Dam Grouting Works, Somerset

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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