Ten projects in total have been shortlisted from across Wales for the 2017 Awards which celebrate the contribution of civil engineering to Wales by recognising schemes for their excellence in concept, planning and design, contract management and construction.
Three projects have been shortlisted for the George Gibby Award (for projects over £3m) and five for the Roy Edwards Award (for projects less than £3m), while two projects were shortlisted for the Made in Wales Award (schemes designed in Wales, but constructed elsewhere in the UK or overseas).
Keith Jones, Director ICE Wales Cymru said: "I am pleased to see such a wide range of projects representing the breadth of civil engineering on the shortlist for this year's awards. We are proud to be able to celebrate the contribution of civil engineering to communities in Wales and further afield through our Project Awards and I look forward to the winners being announced on 16 June at our Awards ceremony in Cardiff in the company of the President of the Institution Professor Tim Broyd."
- Two of the projects, both in the £3m and over category, are located in north Wales: Llangefni Link Road – Sections 1 & 2, Anglesey and Colwyn Bay Waterfront – Phase 1b/c.
- Three projects are located in south east Wales, one in the £3m and over category: Radyr Weir, Cardiff; and the other two in the under £3m category: Risca Flood Scheme and River Usk Bridge Strengthening Design, Newport.
- The remaining three projects constructed in Wales are all based in the south west and shortlisted in the under £3m category: Mynydd y Gwrhyd Wind Farm, Swansea; A486 Llain to Synod Inn Improvement, near New Quay; and Tank 114 Bund Lining Works, Milford Haven.
- The final two projects were shortlisted for the Designed in Wales Award category: The Outhouse, St. Briavals, Forest of Dean is an unusual concrete house project, whilst Cuningar Boulder Park, Glasgow is a much larger regeneration and leisure project with a value of £5.7 million as a 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy scheme.
Overall, the shortlist reflects the many aspects of civil engineering in the UK: two strategic transportation routes; a major road bridge scheme; a coastal defence/tourism/regeneration project; a flood defence scheme; a community sustainable energy project; a green energy/flood defence scheme; a storage scheme; a building project; and a regeneration/leisure scheme.
The judges may also award Heritage Award, Innovation Award or the Bill Ward Sustainability Award to projects in either or both categories. The ICE Wales Cymru Awards 2017 is sponsored by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, CITB, Symmons Madge, Ocuair and Arcadis.
Full shortlist and more information about the projects.