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IHE Mercia Branch Awards – Shortlist and Sponsorship Announcement

  • Friday March 18, 2022

The Branch Committee is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2022 IHE Mercia Branch Awards, which is being supported by our Headline Sponsor: Severnside Transportation Data Collection.

This has been a record breaking year for submissions and we have been delighted with the number of entries that have come in.

We have also brought a number of Category Sponsors onboard for the 2022 Awards and the Branch Committee would like to thank them for their support. Without our Headline Sponsor and Category Sponsors, we would not be able to put on the Awards.

Congratulations to all of our shortlisted submissions, which are listed below. The IHE/ LCRIG 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 28th April 2022 at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre.

Large Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Severnside Transportation Data Collection

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Congleton Link Road Cheshire East Council, Jacobs, John Graham Construction and Arcadis
Mile End Junction Improvements, Oswestry WSP, Shropshire Council, Balfour Beatty, National Highways, Systra and Kier
M42 Junction 3 Congestion and Safety Improvement Scheme Kier Highways and National Highways
Operation Brock Road and Barrier Markings WJ Group
Stafford Western Access Route Staffordshire County Council, Amey Transport Infrastructure and Amey Consulting

 

Small Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: JCB

Award Submission Organisation(s)
A5 Smockington Road Improvement Project WJ Group
Mount Pleasant Crossroads – Part of the A529 Safer Roads Fund Scheme WSP, Kier and Shropshire Council
South Walls Public Realm and Cycle Enhancement Project Infrastructure+ Partnership, Staffordshire County Council and Amey
Station Street East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council
Tactile Crossing Smart Surface with Integrated Beacon Technology Connor Specialist Paving Ltd
Wharfage, Ironbridge Flood Resilience Scheme Telford & Wrekin Council and Balfour Beatty

 

Environmental Sustainability Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Multevo

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Congleton Link Road Cheshire East Council, Jacobs, John Graham Construction and Arcadis
Highway Recycling Technology is at the Forefront of an Environmentally Sustainable Future Stabilised Pavements, Pavement Testing Services, University of Manchester Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, Galliford Try, and National Highways
Shropshire Carbon Neutral Highway Maintenance Programme Miles Macadam
Stafford Western Access Route Staffordshire County Council, Amey Transport Infrastructure and Amey Consulting
Tactile Crossing Smart Surface with Integrated Beacon Technology Connor Specialist Paving Ltd
The Sweet Taste of Success for Recycling and Road Safety Innovation Stabilised Pavements, Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Partnership Laboratory, and Tarmac

 

Safety and Innovation Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: WJ

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Bollin Grove, Prestbury – Retaining Wall Cheshire East Council and Ringway Jacobs
Innovating to Make Service Strikes a Thing of the Past Carnell
Mount Pleasant Crossroads – Part of the A529 Safer Roads Fund Scheme WSP, Kier and Shropshire Council
Oakham Road, Dudley – Local Safety Scheme Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and TWM Traffic Control Systems Ltd
Operation Brock Road and Barrier Markings WJ Group
Pothole Pro JCB and Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Tactile Crossing Smart Surface with Integrated Beacon Technology Connor Specialist Paving Ltd
The Sweet Taste of Success for Recycling and Road Safety Innovation Stabilised Pavements, Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Partnership Laboratory, and Tarmac
Wharfage, Ironbridge Flood Resilience Scheme Telford & Wrekin Council and Balfour Beatty

 

Highway Partnership Award

Category Sponsor: Balfour Beatty

Award Submission Organisation(s)
A Productive Partnership – Multevo join the Shropshire Highways Alliance Multevo, Kier Highways and Shropshire Council
A World-First Partnership for Sustainable Highway Recycling using Graphene Technology Stabilised Pavements, PTS, UMIST Graphene Innovation Centre, Galliford Try, and National Highways
Shropshire Carbon Neutral Highway Maintenance Programme Miles Macadam
Staffordshire Highways – Infrastructure+ Staffordshire County Council and Amey
Station Street East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council
West Midlands Public Transport and Active Travel Infrastructure Improvement Project Highway Infrastructure Managers Group (HIMG), including: West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Coventry City Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Jacobs.

 

Active Travel Award

Category Sponsor: Jacobs

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Emergency Active Travel Fund Tranche 1 Measures Birmingham City Council and Jacobs
South Walls Public Realm and Cycle Enhancement Project Infrastructure+ Partnership Staffordshire County Council and Amey
West Midlands Public Transport and Active Travel Infrastructure Improvement Project Highway Infrastructure Managers Group (HIMG), including: West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Coventry City Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Jacobs.

 

Team of the Year

Category Sponsor: Carnell

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Bollin Grove, Prestbury – Retaining Wall Cheshire East Council and Ringway Jacobs
Bus Stop Infrastructure Works Jacobs and relevant local highway authorities
Station Street East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council

 

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 28th April at Birmingham Conference and Events Centre and will include a fantastic after dinner speech from Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards.

This is the first time in three years that we have been able to host our Awards evening due to COVID-19 and we are all looking forward to the occasion. As well as recognising and celebrating the fantastic achievements of teams, partnerships and individuals over the past three years, 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:

  • £750 for a Table of 10;
  • £80 for an Individual Seat; and
  • £35 for a Student/ Graduate seat.

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

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