Nine South West projects crowned winners in prestigious awards ceremony

The ICE South West Awards 2018 which took place on Thursday, July 5 and hosted by Judi Spiers a huge success. Nine out of 14 shortlisted projects were honoured in a glittering ceremony at the Bristol Harbour Hotel.

ICE President, Lord Robert Mair presents the ICE South West Awards 2018.
ICE President, Lord Robert Mair presents the ICE South West Awards 2018.

Nine stunning civil engineering projects walked away with prizes at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards on Thursday 5 July.

The prestigious event, held at the Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa showcased 14 shortlisted civil engineering projects from across the region.

Chris Burton, Business Development Director for Tony Gee and Partners and Chair of Judges was delighted civil engineers were celebrated by master of ceremonies, Judi Spiers, saying: "Local projects, local people, that's a huge part of the value of the ICE South west civil engineering awards."

South West projects were shortlisted through submission forms followed by two days of on-site judging by industry experts. Competition was fierce and judging was difficult as all 14 projects highlighted exceptional design, innovative engineering and community involvement.

Mr Burton led the panel who visited all shortlisted projects, said:

"The South West Civil Engineering Awards go from strength to strength. Hearing the project stories first hand is a vital piece of the jigsaw."

The black tie awards dinner, which was sponsored by Kier Infrastructure was an opportunity for south west civil engineering organisations to demonstrate how they have collaborated with communities, transformed lives and made a difference to people across the region.

Tate, St Ives scooped The South West Showcase Award and the People's Choice award, which was voted for by members of the public, was won by Torcross Sea Defence.

2018 is ICE's bi-centennial year and the awards shone a spotlight on the invisible superheroes that create and improve upon our built environment.

Miranda Housden, Director of ICE South West, 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 beautifully engineered bridges, a new roundabout, a collaborative community project and even the diversion of an historic river.

"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."

You can find out more about the winning projects and watch the video