Robert Stephenson Awards shortlist announced

ICE North East has released the list of pioneering projects that will be recognised at the 2019 awards. 

Winners from the 2018 ICE Robert Stephenson Awards.
Winners from the 2018 ICE Robert Stephenson Awards.
ICE North East has revealed the shortlist of 13 projects that will be recognised at its annual Robert Stephenson Awards 2019.

The awards, sponsored by CDM, celebrate civil engineering excellence in the region. 

The awards are made to recognise particular merit, physical achievement, innovation or ingenuity. Projects can include research work, technical papers or built infrastructure.

The shortlist is divided into three categories; projects with a total cost in excess of £5m compete for the large award, those valued between £1m and £5 for the medium award, and those less than £5 million for the small award.

The 2019 Robert Stephenson Awards shortlist


  • New Mills Road retaining wall
  • River Leven erosion protection
  • Stranton Cemetery drainage
  • Seaham Sewage Treatment Works Inlet works upgrade
  • ORE Catapult, Blyth Dock 3 Gate Renewal


  • Haltwhistle flood alleviation scheme
  • Monkton flood alleviation scheme
  • Whitley Bay central promenade coastal protection works
  • Howdon Sewage Treatment Works Blowers


  • Middlehaven Dock Priestman Bridge and Road
  • Hartlepool Headland coastal defences
  • East Tanfield Sewage Treatment Works upgrade
  • Greatham South flood alleviation scheme

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The winners will be revealed during a black-tie award ceremony and dinner on 2 May 2019 at the Grand Hotel Gosforth Park, Newcastle. The awards will be presented by ICE President Andrew Wyllie.

In 2018, Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Windfarm Project won the large category, the medium category was won by Castle Eden Dene Outfall, and the small award was won by the Cobalt cycle scheme.

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