ICE South West celebrates “civil engineering at its best”

ICE South West has held its annual Civil Engineering Awards ceremony to celebrate innovative projects within the region. The awards were presented on Friday 7 July in Bristol.

Jubilee Pool, Penzance – winner of the People’s Choice Award 2017.
Jubilee Pool, Penzance – winner of the People’s Choice Award 2017.

The South West's finest civil engineering projects of 2016 have been honoured at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2017.

Presented by ICE President Tim Broyd, the awards recognised the outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity that has been taking place around the South West.

The winners were selected by a judging panel, which travelled the length of the region to visit each shortlisted project individually across two days.

However, the public also got the chance to choose its favourite, with Jubilee Pool, Penzance, proving a clear winner in the popular People's Choice Award 2017.

Jubilee Pool, a Grade II listed saltwater lido in Penzance that is one of the last of its kind in Europe, has been restored through a £3M restoration programme, preserving it for future generations.

Richard Fish, Chair of the Awards Judging Panel said: "We were delighted to celebrate the achievements of so many local projects at our awards ceremony.

"Collectively, the winning projects are a real showcase of the breadth and depth of civil engineering; they include a major new water supply grid, bridge restoration and maintenance, a new highway, highway maintenance, a rail line replacement, an historical lake restoration and even a nuclear research project. This is far from an exhaustive list of what civil engineering is all about, but it gives a very good idea of how much our profession impacts upon everybody's quality of life.

"I would like to offer my congratulations to all of the winning and highly commended projects; their work is a shining example of civil engineering at its best."

View a full list of this year's winners