20th May 2022

Celebrating at The ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards


Congratulations to our team who enjoyed success at last night’s ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards.

Returning to an in-person awards show for the first time post-pandemic, the evening recognised Civil Engineers from across the North West and the role they play shaping and supporting our communities.

It was a night of much celebration for our Manchester studio who took home the accolade for Best Small Project 2022 for their work bringing  Escape to Freight Island to life. Merging creativity and sustainability to repurpose a derelict building as part of the Mayfield Depot regeneration, Freight Island has quickly established itself as an iconic venue and is on-track to become one of the UK’s most popular tourism destinations.

Civic Engineers was also highly commended in the Diversity Team 2022 category, with the judges recognising our commitment to building an inclusive culture that celebrates the importance of individuality and inspiring the next generation of talent. Well done to our Diversity and Inclusion network and People and Culture team for their important work on this across all our studios.

We were also shortlisted across many other categories with our project AVRO, Brownsfield Mill shortlisted in the Medium Project 2022 category and The Mercer Innovation Award, a new category for this year that aims to shine the spotlight on innovative engineering solutions at the forefront of our industry. One of Manchester’s last untouched Victorian Mills and steeped in history, the retrofit programme brought AVRO, a historic Manchester landmark, back to life.

Escape to Freight Island was also shortlisted for the Mercer Innovation Award as was our work on the UCLan Highway Improvements works. Highway Improvement works across UCLan’s Preston campus have transformed the public realm spaces for the 38,000 strong staff and student community. Creating better connectivity, realigning streets and reallocating space to create a sense of place. Our work on UCLan was also nominated for the Best Medium Project 2022 award.

The Mercer Innovation Award went to Low Carbon Graphene Enhanced Concrete work across The Mayfield Partnership’s Escape to Freight Island. Designed in Manchester, we’re delighted to see this incredible piece of innovation being recognised, right here in the city
where it originated. 

Finally, a special recognition award was also given to the team’s working on The Medieval Quarter and Glade of Light. These regeneration works centred around an important memorial garden providing a place to honour the 22 victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack. Appointed as Civil Engineers on the project, we were proud to be one of many teams involved.

A huge congratulations to all our team who work so hard bringing these projects to life, and also to all our partners we work with on their awards and nominations last night. A great way to the end the week!

Celebrating at The ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards