Major nuclear project wins at ICE South West Awards

The awards celebrate civil engineering projects and people that have made significant contributions to their local communities. 

Hinkley Point C – Earthwork Unit 1 Heatsink celebrating with a toast to their award.
Hinkley Point C – Earthwork Unit 1 Heatsink celebrating with a toast to their award.
A multi-million pound nuclear development and a bridge reconstruction in Dorset have been crowned two of the winners at the ICE South West Awards.

The ICE South West Awards celebrate projects and people who convey the significant contribution made by civil engineers to their local communities. 

The Wool Old Bridge Reconstruction (Dorset) received two awards on the night, the award for a re-engineered project less than £3m and the People's Choice Award, after receiving more than 3,200 votes. 

Nuclear project Hinkley Point C - Earthworks Unit 1 Heatsink also won two awards, one for a new build project over £3m and the Showcase Award.

A panel of industry experts visited all the shortlisted projects for on-site reviews.

Saeed Mojabi, Chair, ICESW Judging Panel and Director, Infrastructure West, at Arup, said:

"It has been amazing to see how innovative some of these projects have been. People are working on some of these projects out of love of engineering, rather than to make money."

As well as civil engineering projects, individual civil engineers were recognised by the awards.

Graduate of the Year went to Rosheena Jugdhurry, while Elizabeth Tripptree won Apprentice of the Year.
 

Full list of winners

Project awards:
  • People’s Choice Award - Wool Old Bridge Reconstruction 
  • Community Award - Bromley Heath Viaduct Refurbishment and Enhancement Works
  • Collaboration Award - Starcross & Cockwood Tidal Defence Scheme 
  • Project Under £3m (Re-Engineered) - Wool Old Bridge Reconstruction 
  • Project Under £3m (New Build) - Cowley Bridge Flood Alleviation 
  • Project Over £3m (Re-Engineered) - Filton Bank Four Track 
  • Project Over £3m (New Build) - Hinkley Point C – Earthworks Unit 1 Heatsink
  • Judges’ Special Award - Carcaddon Bridge 
  • Showcase Award - Hinkley Point C – Earthworks Unit 1 Heatsink
Individual Awards
  • Graduate of the Year - Rosheena Jugdhurry
    • Gagandip Sehmbi (Highly Commended)
  • Apprentice of the Year - Elizabeth Tripptree
Miranda Housden, Director of ICE South West, said: "The ICE South West awards are always a real highlight in our calendar and this year has been no exception.

"It was fantastic to see so many of our members in one room, celebrating the very best of civil engineering in the South West. A huge congratulations to the winners and to all those shortlisted.”

The awards took place at Bristol Harbour Hotel on 27 June 2019. The event was hosted by writer and broadcaster Judi Spiers, and sponsored by Kier Infrastructure. 
 

You can find out more about the winning projects and watch the specially commissioned film, here.

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