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.

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

People's Choice Award voting

Voting is now open for the South West People's Choice Award 2017. Find out more and be in with a chance to win a Nikon camera!

The Projects

A39 Causeway

A39 Causeway

The A39 Causeway is the key strategic link between Sedgemoor and Mendip, carrying 24,000 vehicles a day. By early 2016 the road was showing signs of significant structural failure, requiring 78 visits to fix potholes in two years – clearly unsustainable!

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A338 Bournemouth Spur Road

A338 Bournemouth Spur Road

The A338 is Dorset County Council's (DCC) busiest road carrying around 59,000 vehicles a day. After years of repairs, the foundations were crumbling and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership secured funding for its £22 million reconstruction through the Dorset Growth Deal.

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Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge

Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge

VolkerLaser have delivered essential refurbishment works at Bristol's Grade II‐listed Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge, which showed clear signs of structural instability. The bridge forms part of a local access cycle route over the river Avon.

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Creation of a physical model of an AGR nuclear reactor graphite core for shaking table explorations of seismic behaviour

Creation of a physical model of an AGR nuclear reactor graphite core for shaking table explorations of seismic behaviour

This is a unique, highly innovative and technically challenging earthquake engineering project that has provided vital evidence to underpin the seismic safety assessment of EDF Energy's ageing Advanced Gascooled Reactor (AGR) nuclear power station fleet.

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Cockington Lakes Restoration

Cockington Lakes Restoration

Located within a steep sided valley, accessed by very narrow roads, the restoration of these historic lakes was always going to be a big challenge. Here the very same micro climate that has protected the many rare trees and plants for hundreds of years is by contrast the biggest benefit and the greatest challenge.

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Hayward Main Bridge

Hayward Main Bridge

The existing Hayward Main Bridge deck was suffering from severe corrosion in the main plate girders that had been in place since 1903. Following an options study the best value whole life cost option identified was to replace the bridge deck, retaining the existing stone abutments and central pier.

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Jubilee Pool Restoration Project, Penzance

Jubilee Pool Restoration Project, Penzance

The New York Times "52 Places to Go in 2017" places Penzance Cornwall UK at number 14, with Jubilee Pool 'the best thing to see'. What has happened to make this 1930's Art Deco sea water pool so famous?

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Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter

Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter

The Living Systems Institute (LSI), at the University of Exeter, is a new landmark research building encompassing a world‐class, next generation, collaborative research community. The Institute will pioneer novel approaches to understanding diseases and how they can be better diagnosed.

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Maltsters Rising Main

Maltsters Rising Main

Maltsters sewage pumping station rising main was identified for improvement after seven historic bursts within the last two years. These bursts had all been on a 50m section outside an idyllic rental property, which was affecting both their business and that of the Maltsters Public House at the opposite side of the estuary.

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Plymouth Coach Station

Plymouth Coach Station

Plymouth City Council appointed SWH Civils as Principal Contractor under a Design and Build JCT Contract to construct a high quality 7 bay coach station and a 97 space public car park on the site of the of Mayflower Street West multi‐storey car park. In addition, the surrounding public highways were to be improved.

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Project Wareham

Project Wareham

A multi‐million pound civil engineering project has been completed to restore and upgrade three miles of former Network Rail line through Dorset. Passenger trains can once again run from the London Waterloo to Weymouth main line at Wareham to Swanage, along the heritage railway branch line.

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Rock Park Bridge Major Refurbishment

Rock Park Bridge Major Refurbishment

The former Railway Bridge was built in 1887 and converted to a cycle/footpath in 1986. The bridge is an important link within Barnstaple, allowing pedestrian access to the local houses, school and the Seven Brethren industrial estate.

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Sandstone Rock Cutting

Sandstone Rock Cutting

Sandstone rock cutting is a single site which is part of a much larger Network Rail scheme to improve the stability of rock cuttings across the Western Route and hence improve the safety of Network Rail infrastructure.

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Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC)

Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC)

The Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC) constitutes the key component of a large integrated waste management solution to sustainably treat up to 400,000 tonnes per annum of non‐recyclable municipal solid waste ("black bag") arising from West London and the South West of England.

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Shaldon Bridge Refurbishment

Shaldon Bridge Refurbishment

Shaldon Bridge provides a vital link across the Teign estuary and a bridge structure has existed on the site for nearly 200 years. The original 34 span timber bridge was replaced in 1931 by the current structure consisting of 23 fixed spans and one lifting span.

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South Bristol Link

South Bristol Link

The South Bristol Link (SBL) was a partnership project with North Somerset Council (NSC), Bristol City Council (BCC), MetroBus (MB) and Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd (AG) being responsible for the design and construction at an overall cost of £47m.

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Wessex Water's Water Supply Grid

Wessex Water's Water Supply Grid

The supply Grid provides important new infrastructure for the South West region with resilience connections to Bournemouth Water, Bristol Water and South West Water via Wimbleball reservoir. It is effectively a South West area regional grid.

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People's Choice Award voting

Welcome to the ICE South West People's Choice Award 2017 voting. We have some fantastic entries for you to choose from and all you have to do is vote for your favourite project!

The deadline for voting is Friday 16 June 2017.

Prize for voting (winner will be randomly selected) – Nikon Coolpix L340 Bridge Camera.

You can find out the winner of the awards and the fantastic camera on Friday 7 July via ICE South West Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Good luck!

















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