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IHE Mercia Branch Awards – Shortlist and Sponsorship Announcement

  • Friday March 15, 2024

The IHE Mercia Branch Committee is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2024 IHE Mercia Branch Awards, which is being supported by our Headline Sponsor: The Severnside Group. The Awards Evening will be held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham on Thursday 18th April 2024 and is strictly a black-tie event.

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

We also have a number of Category Sponsors onboard for the 2024 Awards and the Mercia 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 April 2024 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.

Large Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: The Severnside Group

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Wolverhampton City Centre Public Realm Phase 1 & 3 City of Wolverhampton Council, Amey, Taylor Woodrow
Countrywide Preventative Surface Treatment programme Staffordshire County Council working with Amey as Infrastructure+, engaging services of Road Maintenance Services Ltd (RMS)
Tactile Crossing Smart Surface with Integrated Beacon Technology Coventry City Council and Connor Specialist Paving Ltd (Tac-Grid )

 

Small Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Stabilised Pavements

Award Submission Organisation(s)
B4109/B4114 Temple Hill Wolvey – New Roundabout. Warwickshire County Council (WCC) / CR Reynolds Ltd
Dale End Flood Alleviation Telford and Wrekin Council, Balfour Beatty Living Places, McPhillips
Mill Street Sustainable Transport & Structural Maintenance Improvements, Cannock Staffordshire County Council working with Amey

 

Environmental Sustainability Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Jacobs

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Mobile Recovery and Production of Gully Waste into Topsoil Amey Highways.
B4109/B4114 Temple Hill Wolvey – New Roundabout. Warwickshire County Council (WCC) / CR Reynolds Ltd.
Severn View at Crew Green Berrys, Love2Build
Countywide Preventative Surface Treatments Programme Staffordshire County Council working with Amey as Infrastructure+, engaging services of Road Maintenance Services Ltd (RMS)
Improving Motorway safety with Solar Road Studs between Junctions 12 and 13 on the M6 in Staffordshire Clearview Intelligence, National Highways and WJ

 

Safety and Innovation Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: NAL

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Wolverhampton City Centre Public Realm Phase 1 & 3 City of Wolverhampton Council, Amey, Taylor Woodrow
Improving Motorway safety with Solar Road Studs between Junctions 12 and 13 on the M6 in Staffordshire Clearview Intelligence, National Highways and WJ

 

Sustainable Transport Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Berrys

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Wolverhampton City Centre Public Realm Phase 1 & 3 City of Wolverhampton Council, Amey, Taylor Woodrow
B4109/B4114 Temple Hill Wolvey – New Roundabout. Warwickshire County Council (WCC) / CR Reynolds Ltd
Market Street Revitalisation, Wellington Telford and Wrekin Council in Partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, GN Groundworks, Tarmac, Severn Partnership, Swarco and WJ.
Mill Street Sustainable Transport & Structural Maintenance Improvements, Cannock Staffordshire County Council working with Amey

 

Highway Partnership Award

Category Sponsor: Morgan Consult & Advisory

Award Submission Organisation(s)
A12 Chelmsford to A120 Widening Scheme 
Costain Jacobs Partnership
The A12 Team (Costain, Jacobs and National Highways)
Market Street Revitalisation, Wellington Telford and Wrekin Council in Partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, GN Groundworks, Tarmac, Severn Partnership, Swarco and WJ
Mill Street Sustainable Transport & Structural Maintenance Improvements, Cannock Staffordshire County Council working with Amey
Countywide Preventative Surface Treatments Programme Staffordshire County Council working with Amey as Infrastructure+, engaging services of Road Maintenance Services Ltd (RMS)
Levelling Up East Lancashire: Creating opportunities through greener, safer and healthier travel Lancashire County Council (LCC), Jacobs, AtkinsRéalis, and partners

 

Team of the Year

Category Sponsor: Wardell Armstrong

Award Submission Organisation(s)
A21 Safety Package Jacobs and National Highways
Social Value Team – Journey to Work Amey, Staffordshire County Council, South Staffordshire District Council, Wolverhampton Job Centre, Hays recruitment, RMS, Staffordshire employability team, Staffordshire Care leavers team.
Levelling Up East Lancashire: Creating opportunities through greener, safer and healthier travel Lancashire County Council (LCC), Jacobs, AtkinsRéalis, and partners

 

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 April 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:

  • £1,250 for a Table of 10;
  • £150 for an Individual Seat; and
  • £100 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.

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