Mersey Gateway shortlisted for multiple key industry awards
The £1.86bn Mersey Gateway Project has been shortlisted for two awards at both the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North West Civil Engineering Awards 2018 and the RICS Awards 2018.
The ICE North West awards ceremony recognises excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice across the North West Region and the RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
The project was recognised in both awards for its outstanding achievements in infrastructure and providing positive impacts on the local community.
Paul Fenwick, Construction Director and acting Chief Executive of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board said,
“We’re immensely proud of the project, which opened to traffic on time and at budget in October 2017 and we’re thrilled that it has been recognised by both ICE North West and the RICS for its achievements.
“Those who were plagued with severe congestion on the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge and around the Halton area are now enjoying quicker, easier and more reliable travel and the world class civil engineers among many others working on the project have made this happen though innovative and ground breaking construction techniques.
A bridge to prosperity and a catalyst for change across the region, the project during its construction phases and beyond has been committed to helping improve and support the local communities and we are delighted that this dedication is being recognised in this way.”
Hugh O’Connor, General Manager of Merseylink Limited said “This is and has been the Project of a Lifetime for many of us, with a total of some 5m hours worked over the last 3 and a half years; an excellent safety record, delivered on time and to the highest quality standards.
We take great pride in observing some 70,000 vehicles per day making use of this new part of the road network in the North West, safely and much quicker than before.
A huge success, brought about by the amalgamation of expertise from the UK and around the world, which has made journeys much easier and has also brought a lot of benefits to the local communities and businesses, we are delighted to have been involved in such a prestigious project.”
Darrell Matthews, Director, ICE North West commented, “We’ve had a fantastic response to our civil engineering awards this year which will showcase and celebrate some of the key infrastructure that’s been created across the region.
“We have all watched the development of the Mersey Gateway, from its inception through to completion, and are delighted that it will be represented at our awards in this, ICE’s bicentennial year.”
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North West Civil Engineering Awards 2018 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony which will take place in the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool on the 9 March 2018 while the RICS Award 2018 winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 27th April 2018 at the Principal Hotel, Manchester.