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2019 South West Regional Award Winners

Winners of the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2019 are listed below:

A film of the judging process can be viewed below.

Individual Awards

Graduate of the Year, sponsored by Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rosheena Jugdhurry, nominated by Ove Arup & Partners
Gagandip Sehmbi (Highly Commended), nominated by AECOM

Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Tony Gee and Partners LLP
Elizabeth Tripptree, nominated by Peter Brett Associates

Project Awards

Wool Old Bridge Reconstruction

Winner - People’s Choice Award and Project under £3m re-engineered

Wool Bridge, made famous by Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles, collapsed last year. Erosion of its foundations caused the arch and wall to slip into the river requiring action to make this well used crossing safe. Reconstruction has significantly enhanced the bridge structurally, using modern materials which have been clad in stone recovered from the watercourse and new stone sourced from the same bed used 500 years ago.

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Wool Old Bridge Reconstruction

Bromley Heath Viaduct Refurbishment and Enhancement Works

Winner - Community Award

Bromley Heath Viaduct Refurbishment and Enhancement Works

This is a major £11million scheme close to the M32 and M4/M5 interchange, combining essential maintenance and innovative enhancements. The structure was understrength, in an ever-deteriorating condition with a foot-way unfit for purpose. The viaduct is part of Bristol’s strategic network carrying daily over 55,000 vehicles and 500 cyclists. The scheme has removed the need for major maintenance and improvement works in future

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Starcross and Cockwood Tidal Defence Scheme

Winner - Collaboration Award

This scheme reduces flood risk to over 650 properties and was a priority scheme in the Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy. Completed within five years of strategy, it met heritage and planning requirements. Public engagement resulted in pedestrian and road safety improvements, habitat niches, and flood gate, wall and railing finishes reflecting local character, in addition to the scheme’s flood risk benefits.

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Starcross and Cockwood Tidal Defence Scheme

Cowley Bridge Flood Alleviation

Winner - Project under £3m New Build

Cowley Bridge Flood Alleviation

Cowley Bridge Junction flooded when the culverts underneath the diverging ‘V’ of the Taunton-Exeter main line and the Devon and Cornwall line become overwhelmed with water. This complex project provided a new flood relief culvert to provide additional capacity under the existing railway. It successfully improved the flood resilience in and around the junction, providing significant protection for the railway, travellers and the surrounding communities.

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Hinkley Point C - Earthworks Unit 1 Heatsink

Winner - Project over £3m New Build and Showcase Award

The Heatsink is an essential part of Hinkley point C and is key to the successful completion and operation of the plant. It consists of the fore bay intake tunnel, the pump house and the outfall shaft and the nature of the top down excavation and slope support process presented complex logistical challenges. The Heatsink is an essential part of Hinkley point C which is securing the next generation of power for the region.

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Hinkley Point C - Earthworks Unit 1 Heatsink

Filton Bank Four Track

Winner - Project over £3m re-engineered

Filton Bank Four Track

This Network Rail flagship projects unlocked the potential of the wider network to deliver the new Intercity Express Programme. The project has been delivered in a congested and constrained rail corridor, surrounded by numerous urban neighbours and a multitude of stakeholders. A significant bottleneck in Bristol’s national rail network was removed by increasing the number of tracks from two to four.

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Carcaddon Footbridge

Winner - Judges’ Special Award

This project involved the replacement of a 30-year old footbridge linking two areas of the National Trust’s Trelissick Garden. The bridge is unusual because there are few privately owned footbridges spanning roads in the UK that do not meet minimum height requirements and are constructed from hardwood timber. The new bridge was fabricated and then transported to Trelissick as individual pieces before being assembled on site.

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Carcaddon Footbridge
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