The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has today released its shortlist of 10 projects being considered for the top accolades in its London Civil Engineering Awards 2018. Awards will be given for Best Infrastructure Project, Innovation and Community Benefit. All projects are also considered for the Greatest Contribution to London Award, in association with the Mayor of London.
The Awards ceremony is the most prestigious event in London's civil engineering calendar and is being held in association with SNC-Lavalin and Atkins, which together form a globally fully integrated professional services and project management company and is a major player in the ownership of infrastructure.
Marking 200 years of the Institution of Civil Engineers, this year's ceremony will take place during a black-tie awards dinner on Thursday 24 May 2018 in the Institution's Great Hall in Westminster.
The evening will be presented by Maggie Philbin OBE, former presenter of the BBC's Tomorrow World and current President of the Institution of Engineering Designers, and is hosted by Professor Lord Robert Mair, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, joined by 200 London-based civil engineering and built environment professionals.
Jonathan Baggs, Director of ICE London, said:
"Our Awards, in association with SNC-Lavalin and Atkins, showcase how new infrastructure can improve the lives of millions of the capital's residents and demonstrates the fantastic and exciting schemes that London-based engineering companies are delivering every day."
The projects in the running for Best Infrastructure Project, Innovation, Community Benefit and the Greatest Contribution to London are:
- Crossrail – delivering the Elizabeth line; Europe's largest infrastructure project
- Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 – upgrading and monitoring London's tidal defences for the future
- Victoria & Albert Museum, Exhibition Road Quarter – a new public cultural space for the Museum
- Kirtling Street Temporary Marine Structures – enabling work to aid the use of river transport for the Thames Tideway project
- Enjoy Waltham Forest – place-making in Walthamstow and promoting healthier lifestyles
- Nine Elms South Bank Cable Tunnel – upgrading critical power infrastructure in the Battersea area
- Green Dragon Lane, London Borough of Enfield – London's first road to include recycled plastic
- Chelsea to Battersea Tunnel by Cadent Gas – future-proofing London's gas infrastructure
- Nereda® Technology – game-changing technology in waste water treatment for Thames Water
- Southwark to City of London Cable Tunnel - new infrastructure to ensure reliable electricity supply
The ICE London People's Choice Award will be awarded to the project which has inspired and delivered a positive impact in London- chosen by the public, based on votes between now and midday on 14 May 2018. All those voting will be entered into a draw for a book about the ICE and a tour of One Great George Street, Westminster. Three winners will be selected at random from those voting.
The Awards also recognise the emerging talent in engineering and people behind the projects, with categories showcasing the Team, Graduate, Apprentice and Technician of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The following teams have been shortlisted for Team of the Year:
- TEAM2100 (Jacobs)
- Old Oak Common Paddington Approaches (Turner & Townsend for Network Rail and Crossrail)
- M25 Slip Roads Team (enabling work for HS2)
- Atkins' Civil Engineer & Advanced Technology team
- Free4m Consulting
- Costain's London Bridge Station Redevelopment team
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