Salts Mill chosen in top 200 influential projects that shaped the world

Salts Mill chosen in top 200 influential projects that shaped the world

Salts Mill in Shipley has been named one of the top 200 civil engineering projects which has helped shape the world and transformed people’s lives for the better.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution is celebrating 200 inspirational and world-changing projects, past and present, from around the world throughout 2018. Nominated by ICE’s members and selected by an expert panel, the projects illustrate the breadth and depth of civil engineering’s impact.

Nathan Baker, Engineering Knowledge Director at ICE, said: “Our research has shown that the majority of both adults and young people don’t know what a civil engineer does and most can’t identify a single UK civil engineering project. We aim to change these perceptions with 200 People and Projects, explaining not just the importance of civil engineering but how it has directly transformed people’s lives.

"The chosen projects showcase how civil engineering paved the way to modern life and how it continues to tackle the problems of today, safeguarding the future for generations to come. With the world facing unprecedented challenges, such as climate change and the pressures from a rapidly growing population, there has never been a greater need for civil engineers and the vital work they do.”

Salts Mill joins the 200 projects which will be published throughout the year on the What Is Civil Engineering? pages of the ICE website. What is Civil Engineering? will not only host these projects but can also be used as a career guidance tool for those hoping to pursue a career in civil engineering. Once inspired by the projects being produced each month, there is comprehensive advice and guidance on how to become a civil engineer no matter what level of education someone has, or what stage in their career they have reached.

This platform has been designed to help promote the career of civil engineering after it was revealed that only 45% of adults know what the career entails and only 35% of young people could tell you what a civil engineer does.

For more details, and to watch a video on the project, visit