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IHE Mercia Branch Awards – Shortlist and Sponsorship Announcement

  • Friday March 31, 2023

The Branch Committee is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2023 IHE Mercia Branch Awards, which is being supported by our Headline Sponsor: Severnside Transportation Data Collection.

The standard of submissions has been very high and we want to thank you all for taking the time to submit your entries.

We have also brought a number of Category Sponsors onboard for the 2023 Awards and the Branch Committee thank them for their support. Without our Headline Sponsor and Category Sponsors, we would not be able to host the Awards.

Congratulations to all of our shortlisted submissions, which are listed below. The IHE will be in touch with you to arrange tickets/ table bookings during the next week. We look forward to meeting, celebrating and recognising your achievements at the Awards Evening on Thursday 18th May 2023 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.

Large Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Berrys

Award Submission Organisation(s)
West Midlands Highway Alliance Term Service Professional Service Contract Jacobs and Worcestershire County Council
I54 Western Extension Road and Development Plot Amey and Staffordshire County Council
Urban Air Port – Worlds First Vertiport Coventry City Council, Hyundai Moto Group, Coventry University & National Design Centre, Molloy Aeronautics, West Midlands Emergency Services and Skyfarer

 

Small Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Balfour Beatty

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Southside Public Realm Improvements – Interim Project Jacobs, Birmingham City Council and RW Services
Worcestershire Parkway Signing Jacobs and Worcestershire County Council
Chetwynd Bridge Grade 2* Refurbishment, Staffordshire Staffordshire County Council and Amey (Infrastructure Plus strategic partnership)

 

Environmental Sustainability Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Mann-Hummel

Award Submission Organisation(s)
A risk-based approach to winter service Ringway Jacobs (Cheshire East Highways)
A38 Chudleigh Drainage Scheme – Digital Care Initiative Forest Traffic Services and Partners
Pavegen Telford & Wrekin Council, Balfour Beatty Living Places, GN Groundworks and Pavegen Systems Ltd

 

Safety and Innovation Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Jacobs

Award Submission Organisation(s)
SmartCross+ Sm@rt Technology Ltd
Urban Air Port – Worlds First Vertiport Coventry City Council, Hyundai Moto Group, Coventry University & National Design Centre, Molloy Aeronautics, West Midlands Emergency Services and Skyfarer
Pavegen Telford & Wrekin Council, Balfour Beatty Living Places, GN Groundworks and Pavegen Systems Ltd

 

Sustainable Transport Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Severnside Transportation Data Collection

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Public Transport Investment Programme – Wellington Bus Station Telford & Wrekin Council, Journeo and Etesian Green
ATF2 – A52 George Street Cycle Infrastructure Improvements Staffordshire County Council, Amey Plc and Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Blossomfield Road Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places

 

Highway Partnership Award

Category Sponsor: IHE Mercia Branch

Award Submission Organisation(s)
I54 Western Extension Road and Development Plot Amey and Staffordshire County Council
M60 Simister Island Costain and Jacobs
West Midlands Highway Alliance Term Service Professional Service Contract Jacobs and Worcestershire County Council

 

Developer Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: IHE Mercia Branch

Award Submission Organisation(s)
A38 (T) Branston Interchange Improvement Staffordshire County Council, Nurton Developments and Amey
Perret Close, Minsterley Berrys, TC Homes and Connexus

 

Team of the Year

Category Sponsor: Stablised Pavements

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Journey to Work Amey, Staffordshire County Council, South Staffordshire District Council, Wolverhampton Job Centre, Hays Recruitment, RMS, Staffordshire Employability Team and Staffordshire Carers Leavers Team
Fillongley Road Bridge Refurbishment Balfour Beatty, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Scape
Active Travel & Traffic Engineering Framework – Birmingham Team Jacobs

 

Seats Still Available!

Although the deadline for submissions has passed, we still have places available for you to attend. The Awards will take place on Thursday 18th May at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.

As well as recognising and celebrating the fantastic achievements of teams, partnerships and individuals over the past year, the Awards evening is very much a networking event and provides a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, clients and friends; and meet new people.

The costs for Tables/ Seats are:

  • £1000 for a Table of 10;
  • £150 for an Individual Seat; and
  • £75 for a Student/ Graduate seat.

If you would like to book a table or seat, please contact mercia@theihe.org. Further information on the Awards evening can be found at the dedicated awards page.

IHE Mercia Branch Committee.

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