The ICE London Awards in association with Jacobs has announced the six winning engineering projects which have made a significant impact to the city of London and have demonstrated how they have transformed the lives of Londoners.
Hosted by Physicist Helen Czerski at One Great George Street on Thursday 16 May, the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards celebrated the innovative, sustainable and creative contributions to the city and ICE members who have gone above and beyond to promote civil engineering.
Deephams STW A630 Major Upgrade Project, the fourth largest sewage works in the UK, took the top prize of the evening – The Greatest Contribution to London, supported by the Mayor of London.
In collaboration with Thames Water, the joint venture of AECOM, Murphy and Kier delivered essential upgrades to the site, which treats wastewater for approximately one million people.
The project achieved 99% reduction in odour emissions and was completed without disrupting the essential day-to-day operation.
The project team received the award from the Deputy Mayor of London Jules Pipe, ICE President Andrew Wyllie and Donald Morrison, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Jacobs.
The Bazalgette award
The inaugural Bazalgette award for Sustainability in recognition of Joseph Bazalgette’s 200th Birthday, was awarded to Coal Drops Yard, submitted by Arup.
The visually stunning redevelopment was complimented for its sensitivity to historic fabrics despite the bold design of the new structure.
The shortlisted projects were also put to the public vote with over 4,000 people voting for the favourite.
Chiswick Park Footbridge entered by Expedition was crowned the winner.
The project also received the Innovation Award for combining creativity with technical excellence. The stainless-steel network mesh hanger system is a ‘first’ of such application used in the UK.
Other projects recognised on the evening were: University College London Student Centre, awarded the Judges' Inspiration Award; the Hackney Wick Station Redevelopment, presented with the Award for Community Benefit; and Terminal 3 Flight Connections Centre, Heathrow Airport, received the Best Infrastructure Project.
Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison said:
“These challenges require our profession to learn, unlearn, relearn and to embrace the diversity of talent in this great city.
"These outstanding award winners embody the contribution our profession is making daily in helping London deliver these priorities and create a legacy for future generations.
"Together, we have a tremendous opportunity to adopt bolder and different thinking to connect more people with the means to live better in a healthier, thriving and fairer city.”
Collaboration was also celebrated with the Team of the Year award, which went to Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 for diverse, collaborative and inclusive team generating innovative solutions to protect communities along the Thames Estuary from flooding.
ICE members recognised
ICE members were also recognised for professionalism and for being ambassadors for the industry.
Matthew Chandler from Peter Brett Associates won the Apprentice of the year; Joseph Marner from WSP won Graduate of the Year and Tom Mossop from Arup won the Technician of the year award.
ICE London Director, Jonathan Baggs said: “The ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2019 in association with Jacobs has shown the breadth of civil engineering in London using innovation approaches to create smart infrastructure to address the major challenges facing society.
"The winners highlight the importance of civil engineers who are the heart of delivering the city’s infrastructure and transforming lives of Londoners.”