The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East has highlighted projects from all across the region with accolades in this year’s prestigious Robert Stephenson Awards.The awards were presented by Professor David Balmforth, the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), at the ICE North East’s annual dinner.
The Small Projects category was won by the Environment Agency, alongside contractor AMCO and researchers at Newcastle University for the Belford Natural Flood Management Scheme, in Northumberland. The awards judges were full of praise for the winning and commended projects.
Small Projects category:
WINNER: Belford Natural Flood Management Scheme, Northumberland
Client: Environment Agency
Research organisation: Newcastle University
Phase 2 designer: Environment Agency
Judges said “An excellent example of collaboration between academia and the statutory bodies to develop a new approach for managing flood risk. The outcome being a cost effective, environmentally sustainable, simple, flexible solution utilising ‘low technology’ that blends with the rural setting. The scheme has achieved both national and international recognition via the technical press and public media, whilst providing long-term benefits to the local community.”