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Top civil engineering projects shortlisted for 2022 ICE Wales Cymru Annual Awards

Date
01 June 2022

The winner of each award category will be revealed during a live awards ceremony at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 30 September 2022. 

Top civil engineering projects shortlisted for 2022 ICE Wales Cymru Annual Awards
Ysgol Gatholig Crist y Gair (Christ the Word Catholic School) in Denbighshire, winner of the George Gibby Award 2021.

The judging panel for the ICE Wales Cymru 2022 Annual Awards has announced the list of shortlisted projects for each category.

The awards showcase the outstanding work done by civil engineers from across the region over the previous year.

This year, the winners will be revealed during a live awards ceremony at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 30 September 2022.

There are five award categories, each with its own criteria and focus.

The George Gibby Award

Presented to the best example of outstanding design and construction of a project costing more than £5 million.

This award honours the highly respected ICE member George H Gibby (1923-2010), who originally proposed the idea of an awards scheme to celebrate civil engineering.

Shortlisted projects

  • A465 Heads of the Valleys Section 2 Gilwern to Brynmawr

Submitted by Costain

Key Partners: Welsh Government, Arcadis, Jacobs and Atkins

  • A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass

Submitted by Main Contractor Jones Bros

Key Partners: Welsh Government, WSP, Arcadis and Ramboll

  • Swansea West Pier

Submitted by Mott Macdonald

Key Partners: ABP and John Graham Construction

The Roy Edwards Award

Presented to the best example of outstanding design and construction of a project costing less than £5 million.

This award was named after Colonel Roy Edwards, the longest serving member of the South Wales Association committee and first territorial member of the institution’s council (1949-54).

Shortlisted projects

  • A55 Junction 19 Glan Conwy Interchange

Submitted by WSP

Key Partners: North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency, Jones Bros and Welsh Government

  • Ely Bridge Tree Catcher

Submitted by ARUP

Key Partners: National Resources Wales, Knights Brown and Binnies

  • Black Bridge – A Ground-Breaking Bridge Lift

Submitted by AMCO GIFFEN

Key Partners: Network Rail and Tony Gee and Partners

  • Colomendy Industrial Estate Expansion

Submitted by Jones Bros

Key Partners: Denbighshire County Council and R Arwel Davies, Denbighshire

  • Llanycil Improvements

Submitted by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd

Key Partners: North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency, YGC (Gwynedd) and Dywidag

  • Mill Lane

Submitted by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd

Key Partners: Isle of Anglesey County Council and WaterCo, Ruthin

The Bill Ward Sustainability Award

Presented to the project which best demonstrates the principles of sustainability, including social, economic and environmental benefits of the project during delivery and upon completion.

Shortlisted projects

  • A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass

Submitted by Jones Bros

Key Partners: Welsh Government, WSP, Arcadis and Ramboll

  • Ely Bridge Tree Catcher

Submitted by ARUP

Key Partners: National Resources Wales, Knights Brown and Binnies

  • Burry Port Harbour Improvement

Submitted by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd

Key Partners: Carmarthenshire County Council, Atkins and CADW

The Alun Griffiths Award for Community Engagement

Presented to an individual or organisation who has demonstrated standards of excellence in engagement with the local community in the planning, design, project management and construction of any project.

The award considers and places emphasis on all aspects of social, economic and ecological matters to ensure future sustainability and wellbeing.

Shortlisted projects

  • A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass

Submitted by Jones Bros

Key Partners: Welsh Government, WSP, Arcadis and Ramboll

  • Colomendy Industrial Estate Expansion

Submitted by Jones Bros

Key Partners: Denbighshire County Council and R Arwel Davies, Denbighshire

The Chair's Special Award

Presented to any individual or project that has demonstrated exceptional skill and expertise or made an exceptional contribution to the profession.

At its absolute discretion, the judging panel may recommend the ICE Wales Cymru chair that a shortlisted project be presented with this award.

The ICE Wales Cymru Chair may accept or reject any recommendation made to them at their own discretion.

This award will be announced at the awards’ gala dinner.

  • Belinda Thomas, marcomms executive at ICE Wales Cymru