The Forth Replacement Crossing project, with the dramatic Queensferry Crossing as its centrepiece, has won the Greatest Contribution to Scotland award at this year’s Saltire Infrastructure Awards, with Glasgow’s Shieldhall Tunnel picking up the much-prized Infrastructure award.
The awards, organised by ICE Scotland in partnership with CECA Scotland, attracted 12 entries from across Scotland and included submissions for harbours, bridges, tunnels, motorways, distilleries, railways, public spaces and flood protection schemes.
The state-of-the-art 1.7 mile Queensferry Crossing – the longest, three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world – safeguards a vital transport corridor and enhances the iconic location alongside the Forth Bridge and Forth Road Bridge with its elegant design.
The Shieldhall Tunnel
The Shieldhall Tunnel is a key part of a £250m partnership programme to transform how Glasgow manages rainfall to end uncontrolled flooding and improve water quality in the Clyde.
It's the biggest storm water storage tunnel in Scotland and represents the largest investment in the sewer network since Victorian times.
The Designed in Scotland award went to Morrison Construction for a new health centre in the world’s most remote inhabited island - Tristan da Cunha; the Building award to Macallan Distillery and a Regeneration award to Glasgow’s Sighthill for ground remediation.
Convenor of the judging panel, Ainslie McLaughlin, said:
“Our awards showcase the incredible feats of civil engineering and the unsung heroes behind them.
"The scale and complexity faced in delivering the Forth Replacement Crossing and Shieldhall Tunnel projects make them very worthy winners but all the entries showcase the ingenuity, expertise and dedication required to overcome technical constraints while maintaining safety and quality standards and minimising environmental impact.”