​Engineering awards open in Yorkshire

​Engineering awards open in Yorkshire

Businesses from across Yorkshire and the Humber have been invited to showcase their work in the annual Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Awards.

The awards celebrate excellence in Civil Engineering projects which are designed or constructed in the region, and are open to those which have been completed in the past two years. The winners will be announced at the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Annual Yorkshire and Humber Gala Dinner at the National Railway Museum in York in March 2017.

The awards are divided into three categories; projects with a total cost in excess of £5 million compete for the Centenary Award, those between £500,000 and £5 million can apply for the Smeaton Award, and those costing £500,000 or less are eligible for the Sir John Fowler Award.

In 2016 the Centenary Award was won by the new Leeds Station Southern Entrance, the Smeaton Award by the Scarborough Railway Bridge, over the River Ouse in York, and the Sir John Fowler Award went to Naburn Weir Elver and Lamprey Pass, near York.

ICE Regional Director Penny Marshall said: “Last year’s entries for our Yorkshire and Humber Project Awards were of an exceptional standard and we expect no less this year. It is important to recognise the outstanding civil engineering projects delivered across Yorkshire and the Humber, and the teams behind them, to encourage innovation and excellence in our industry.”

Full details of the awards and an entry pack can be obtained from. The closing date for entries is Friday 25th November 2016.