"The standards of entries we have seen this year is exceptionally high and the judges now have a very difficult task ahead of them."
Penny Marshall, Regional Director ICE North East
Six projects in the Newcastle and Tyneside region have been shortlisted for prestigious civil engineering awards with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East.
ICE North East has announced that New Mills Road Retaining Wall in Newcastle, ORE Catapult Blyth Dock 3 Gate Renewal, Haltwhistle Flood Alleviation Scheme in Northumberland, Monkton Flood Alleviation Scheme in South Tyneside, Whitley Bay Central Promenade Coastal Protection Works, and Howdon Sewage Treatment Works Blowers in North Tyneside have all been shortlisted for recognition in its 2019 Robert Stephenson Awards.
New Mills Road Retaining Wall and ORE Catapult Blyth Dock 3 Gate Renewal are two of five projects from across the region to be shortlisted for the Small Projects Award, and Haltwhistle Flood Alleviation Scheme, Monkton Flood Alleviation Scheme, Whitley Bay Central Promenade Coastal Protection Works, and Howdon Sewage Treatment Works Blowers are in the running for the Medium Projects Award.
The awards are held annually to showcase the outstanding work done during the past year by civil engineers in the North East. They are divided into three categories; projects with a cost in excess of £5m will compete for the Large Projects Award, projects valued between £1million and £5million compete for the Medium Projects Award, and those under £5m can apply for the Small Projects Award.
In 2018, the Cobalt Cycle Scheme, delivered by Capita for North Tyneside Council, was the Small Project category winner, and the Castle Eden Dene Scheme, delivered by Mott MacDonald Bentley for Northumbrian Water was the winner of the Medium Project category.
This year’s winners will be revealed at ICE’s annual black-tie dinner at Gosforth Park Hotel on 2 May, sponsored by CDM Recruitment Ltd.
Penny Marshall, ICE’s regional director for the North East said: “The standards of entries we have seen this year is exceptionally high and the judges now have a very difficult task ahead of them.
“There are thousands of civil engineers in the North East that work tirelessly to design, improve and maintain the infrastructure that we rely on, and these awards are a great opportunity to highlight the positive impact their work has on our lives.”