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North East awards shortlist announced

ICE recognises top engineering projects for Robert Stephenson Awards shortlist 2020.  

Greatham South Flood Alleviation Scheme project team. Large Category Award winners 2019.
Greatham South Flood Alleviation Scheme project team. Large Category Award winners 2019.

ICE North East has released a shortlist of pioneering projects to be recognised at its annual Robert Stephenson Awards 2020.

12 projects from the region have been shortlisted in the awards across three categories, with the winners being revealed at the Annual Dinner on 3 April.

Small Projects Award - value under £1m 

  • Spring Gardens Dam Remedial Works – Environment Agency, Mott MacDonald, BAM Nuttall Ltd
  • Essity Drainage Upgrade & Pollution Prevention Works – Essity UK Ltd, Portland Consulting Engineers,
  • Meldrum Construction Services Ltd, Todd Milburn Partnership: Principal Designer (CDM)
  • Briar Vale Flood Alleviation Scheme – North Tyneside Council, CAPITA, Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water
  • Port of Sunderland Emergency Works – Sunderland City Council, Mott MacDonald, DTA Consulting Engineers LLP, Esh Construction Ltd. 

Medium Projects Award - value £1m-£5m

  • Northern Gateway – Sunderland City Council, Waterman Aspen, AECOM, WSP
  • Seahouses Main Pier Restoration - Northumberland County Council, Royal Haskoning DHV,   Balfour Beatty Environment Agency
  • Haddricks Mill - Newcastle City Council, Byland Engineering, Esh Construction Ltd
  • City of Durham Sewerage, Flass Vale  - Northumbrian Water Ltd, Mott MacDonald Bentley
  • Otterburn Water Treatment Works Upgrade – Northumbrian Water Group, Mott  MacDonald Bentley,  Ross-shire Engineering 
  • Arches Junction Improvements - South Tyneside Council, AECOM, Galliford Try Infrastructure 

Large Projects Award - value over £5m

  • Enterprise Zone – Sunderland City Council, Esh Civils
  • A19 – A1058 Coast Road Improvement – WSP, John Sisk & Son Limited, Lagan Construction, Bauer,  Seymour Civil Engineering

The awards are held every year to showcase the outstanding work done by civil engineers from across the region over the past two years. They are divided into three categories; projects with a total cost in excess of £5 million compete for the Large Projects Award, those between £1 and £5 million can apply for the Medium Projects Award, and projects valued at less than £1m can apply for the Small Projects Award.

This year the judges have been paying particular attention to the sustainability, climate change impact and carbon footprint of the projects.

In 2019 the Large Category Award was won by Greatham South Flood Alleviation Scheme, the Medium Category Award was won by Whitley Bay Central Promenade Coastal Protection Works and the Small Category Award went to River Leven Erosion Protection.

Guests will be joined by ICE’s President Paul Sheffield, North East Chair Laura Brown and civil engineering professionals for an evening of entertainment, food and drinks at Grand Hotel Gosforth Park on April 3, 2020, sponsored by CDM Recruitment.

Book your table at the ICE North East Annual Dinner and Robert Stephenson Awards 2020 here.