Repairs at Berwick Pier up for civil engineering award
THE refurbishment of Berwick Pier has been shortlisted for a prestigious civil engineering award.
The £2m project, completed last autumn, will vie for honours at the 2013 Robert Stephenson Awards held by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East.
The scheme was undertaken by Northumberland County Council, Royal Haskoning and BAM Nuttall.
It involved repairs to parts of the pier damaged by weathering and erosion.
It will compete in the category for projects valued at less than £4m, against the likes of Northumberlandia, near Cramlington and the Rothbury bridge strengthening scheme.
Outstanding projects which are considered to be particularly environmentally sustainable, or help to contribute to the preservation of the region’s heritage, or where innovation features strongly, may be given additional or special awards.
Derek Smith, ICE North East awards scheme secretary, said: “The annual dinner is always a great opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate civil engineering in the North East. We have had an outstanding response from businesses looking to highlight their achievements, and I look forward to celebrating these at the dinner.”
Prizes will be awarded at the ICE North East annual dinner on Thursday, April 18 at the Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Hotel.
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