Region’s engineering projects scoop awards

Mott MacDonald Bentley won the Institute of Civil Engineers' Smeaton Award - Certificate of Commendation for its project work on Baiting Gate Refurbishment, Ripponden
Mott MacDonald Bentley won the Institute of Civil Engineers' Smeaton Award - Certificate of Commendation for its project work on Baiting Gate Refurbishment, Ripponden
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A string of Calderdale engineering projects have been awarded for excellence in a Yorkshire and Humber awards ceremony.

Engineering projects on Baitings Gate Bridge Refurbishment, Ripponden, Remediation of a Former Gasworks, Todmorden, and Ainley Top roundabout won awards from the Institute of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) at an annual dinner dance ceremony.

Baitings Gate Bridge Refurbishment carried out by Mott MacDonald Bentley won the Institute’s Smeaton Award - Certificate of Commendation.

VHE’s Remediation of a Former Gasworks were awarded with the Institute’s Sir John Fowler Award - Certificate of Excellence.

Judges commented on the quality of the design and the approach to the remediation of the site in which engineers overcame difficult access and severe space limitations.

Improvements to the M62 junction 24 Ainley Top roundabout carried out by Eric Wright Civil Engineering Ltd. were recognised and awarded with an ICE Smeaton Award - for projects greater that £500,000 and less than £5m.

The judges said they were impressed with minimum disruption that showed the team’s dedication to the community in achieving reduction in congestion and shortened queue lengths at the busy Ainley Top roundabout.

Winning companies were presented with certificates by the ICE president, professor David Balmforth.

Professor Balmforth said: “During my visit to Yorkshire, I was able to meet some inspiring members of our profession and to see some excellent work taking place, especially in Leeds.

“However, the annual awards gave me a real insight into just how many brilliant projects have been completed over the last 12 months across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

“The work celebrated by this event is something we can all be proud of and which will shape lives for years to come.”