The Wave, Bristol takes top honours at ICE SW Civil Engineering Awards
The Judging Panel described the scheme as groundbreaking and praised the work of Andrew Scott Ltd, Hydrock, WWA Surveyors, APG Architects, ABG Geosynthetics, Wave Garden and the team from The Wave who delivered the project.
The judges said: “(The Wave) had some world leading technology and it engaged well with the community, it had a vision of what it wanted to be, and where it was in society.”
The awards celebrate civil engineering projects that have made significant contributions to local communities and recognise the rising stars of the South West industry.
Mike Gallop, Chair of the Judging Panel and Route Director, Western, Network Rail, said:
“At no time since the early part of the Twentieth Century have we needed skilled engineers as much as we do today to help our country recover from this global pandemic. These winners show that we have the skills across the South West to do exactly that. I am sure they will help inspire the next generation to show what is possible in this wide and exciting field.”
The award winners were announced at an online event on Thursday 24 September 2020, after the physical awards ceremony, schedule for early July, had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Writer and broadcaster, Judi Spiers hosted the online event, which was sponsored by Kier Bam, Hays Specialist Recruitment and Tony Gee and Partners.
Miranda Housden, Director of ICE South West, said:
“The field this year has been truly inspirational with projects that capture the imagination and push the boundaries of civil engineering.
“Moving our awards ceremony online allowed us to include many more people and it was fantastic to share the experience with our members and industry partners. Well done to the winners and to all those shortlisted.”
The Institution of Civil Engineers is the oldest professional engineering association in the world, representing more than 95,000 civil engineers and technicians across the world, with over 6,000 members in the South West, who design, build and maintain the region’s infrastructure.
Watch the video about the amazing projects and talented individuals involved in the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2020.
Full list of winners
- People’s Choice Award – The Wave
- Community Award – Colley Lane Southern Access Road
- Collaboration Award – M49 Avonmouth Junction
- Project Under £3m (Re-Engineered) – Polperro Tidal Gate Repair
- Project Under £3m (New Build) – A38 Stover Country Park Wetlands
- Project Over £3m (Re-Engineered) – Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme
- Project Over £3m (New Build) – Colley Lane Southern Access Road
- Judges’ Special Award – A38 Stover Country Park Wetlands
Showcase Award – Tintagel Castle Bridge and Landscape Project
- Graduate of the Year – Rob Henley and Rosie Poad (joint winners)
- Apprentice of the Year – Shannon Martin
About the Institution of Civil Engineers
Founded in 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a UK-based international organisation with more than 95,000 members, ranging from students to professionally qualified civil engineers. As an educational and qualifying body, with charitable status under UK law, we support our members throughout their careers, and help society to have trust and confidence in infrastructure professionals. Under our Royal Charter, ICE has become recognised worldwide for its excellence as a centre of learning, a public voice for the profession and a leading source of expertise in infrastructure and engineering policy.