Cornwall - Institution of Civil Engineers 2013 Award Nominations

11th June, 2013
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West has announced the nominations for its Civil Engineering Project of the Year Awards 2013.

ICE South West?s 2013 Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner will be held at the Marriott City Centre Hotel in Bristol on Friday 28th June, where the winners of this year?s accolades will be announced.

Trish Johnson, ICE South West Regional Director said: ?The objective of the awards is to recognise construction projects completed in 2012 of particular distinction, physical achievement, innovation, ingenuity or community involvement, which promote the excellence of the engineering profession.?

There are three categories for the award: a major category, celebrating projects costing over ?1m; a minor category, recognising projects costing less that ?1m; and a new community award which highlights the significant achievement of involving the local area and media.

There are several entries from Cornwall this year; including Hayle North Quay Infrastructure Project; Penwithick Retrofit Pilot Phase 1 in St Austell; Prince Charles House in St Austell; RNAS Culdrose Phase 3 in Helston and Truro Tidal Defence Scheme.

The Hayle North Quay Project has prepared North Quay for the 21st Century, facilitated the development of a Marine Renewables Business Park, and acted as a catalyst for further regeneration in Hayle Harbour.

The Penwithick Retrofit Project improved energy efficiency of privately owned, ?hard to treat?, domestic properties which, through monitoring, will result in a better understanding of how to make our Cornish homes cheaper to run.

Prince Charles House is a ?6.2M affordable housing development providing 31 self-contained apartments to achieve BREEAM 'Outstanding' and according with Lifetime Homes and HAPPI standards. It was delivered ?323K under-budget and 1 month before scheduled.

RNAS Culdrose Phase 3 is a major civil engineering project completed by  The Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Lend Lease at one of Britain?s busiest military airfields; delivered ahead of programme, safely, to standard and below budget.

Truro Tidal Defence Scheme is a project that comprised construction of a new 300m sheet piled quay and 80 ground anchors. The lock gates were also refurbished and levels raised.

Speaking about the quality of award entries, Trish Johnson added: ?The judges had an extremely difficult task this year of choosing from such wonderful projects. I am delighted to see so many fantastic engineering projects taking place in the local area.?