Yorkshire and Humber - annual awards

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The annual ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards showcase the collective and individual achievements of civil engineers and civil engineering.

Awards are made for civil engineering projects with a regional dimension in recognition of achievement, excellence or innovation in civil engineering. Nominated projects will normally be expected to have been completed or substantially completed not more than two years before the closing date for nominations.

The categories are:

Factors to be taken into account will include sustainability, health safety and welfare, quality of design and workmanship, innovation, engineering difficulty and the effect on the community and society in general.

To be eligible for submission projects must be constructed in the Yorkshire and Humber region, designed in the region and constructed overseas, or a feasibility study/research project largely undertaken in the region.

2016 award winners

Centenary Award - projects £5m and over

  • Leeds Station Southern Entrance (LSSE)

    Leeds Station Southern Entrance

      Winner: Centenary Award

      • Client: West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA); Network Rail
      • Designers: Carillion Rail Ltd; Mott MacDonald; AHR Architects
      • Contractors: Carillion Rail Ltd; William Hare Structural Engineers

    Leeds Station Southern Entrance (LSSE) is a striking landmark constructed directly above the River Aire. It fulfils the brief of an iconic gateway, connecting the station to the new South Bank Urban Village Community, providing a catalyst for further economic growth.

    New ramps and bridges provide stepped and step free access from the banks of the River Aire, and Dark Neville Street to a new concourse located directly above the river channel. From here lifts, escalators or stairs transport passengers 12m vertically to a new ticket hall positioned above the electrified railway, connecting to the existing station concourse beyond.

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Certificates Of Excellence:

Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF)
Client: Veolia Environmental Services Leeds Limited | Designer: Tata Steel Projects Limited | Contractor: Clugston CNIM [Leeds Ltd]

The Diamond, University of Sheffield
Client: University of Sheffield | Designer: Twelve Architects; Arup | Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction Limited

Certificate Of Commendation:

  • Beverley Integrated Transport Plan
  • Castleford Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) FFD Scheme
  • Grimsby Flood Risk Management Scheme
  • Sowerby Bridge Copley Valley Development Infrastructure
  • Tidal Surge Asset Recovery Programme: Albert Dock scheme, Hull

Smeaton Award - projects greater than £500k but less than £5m

  • YMS/1 B/U Scarborough Railway Bridge over River Ouse

    Scarborough Railway Bridge

      Winner: Smeaton Award

      • Client: Network Rail
      • Designer: Network Rail
      • Contractor: Story Contracting

    Underbridge YMS/1 is located 100m north of York railway station spanning over the River Ouse. A 2x24m span bridge carries a twin track up and down the York to Scarborough line. The original railway bridge over the River Ouse was opened in 1845, known as Stephenson's Scarborough Railway Bridge.

    The bridge was renewed in 1875 using the original abutments and the central pier. This wrought iron construction by the iron-founder John Butler, of Leeds, survived 140 years before this latest reconstruction of the river spans. A bespoke orthotropic weathering steel plate fabricated railway bridge was installed using 500 tonne crawler cranes during the February 2015 school holidays.

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Certificate Of Excellence:

Rehabilitation of Old Flatts Bridge, Rotherham
Client: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council | Designer: Streetpride | Contractor: Eurovia Contracting North

Stanbrook Abbey, Wass
Client: The Community of Our Lady of Consolation (Stanbrook Abbey) | Designers: BuroHappold Engineering; Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; Energy Unique | Contractors: QSP Construction; Glulam Solutions

Certificate Of Commendation:

  • A645 Newland Bridge Major Repair Works
  • Ball Street Bridge Strengthening, Sheffield
  • Hook Moor Wind Farm, Micklefield
  • Moor Monkton Raw Water Pumping Station Flooding Resilience, York
  • New RNLI Lifeboat Station, Scarborough (Building Podium and Slipway Structure)
  • Thrybergh Weir Hydroelectric power plant, Rotherham
  • Watersheddles Reservoir Spillway Improvements, Keighley

Sir John Fowler Award - projects or studies less than £500k

  • Naburn Weir Elver and Lamprey Pass

    Naburn Weir Elver and Lamprey Pass

      Winner: Sir John Fowler Award

      Naburn Weir Elver and Lamprey Pass project has successfully provided a means by which these species are now able to migrate upstream beyond the weir at the tidal limit of the River Ouse.

    The pass has created a series of pools and small step-weirs which these species can access on a rising tide. The project required an innovative design approach to provide a channel that was capable of providing a constant trickle flow of water through complex and difficult ground conditions, on a site covered by invasive plant species and subject to tidal inundation and fluvial flood flows.

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Certificate Of Excellence:

Walmgate Bar, York City Walls - Changing the Load Paths in the Elizabethan building, while creating the coolest of cafes
Client: City of York Council | Designer: Structural & Civil Consultants Ltd | Contractors: City of York Masons; Houghtons of York; Hydra Capsule

Certificate of Commendation:

  • Walkley Lane Bridge Strengthening, Sheffield
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