Three multi-million pound projects up for top award

A22 Hailsham bypass resurfacing works
A22 Hailsham bypass resurfacing works

Three multi-million pound local projects have been shortlisted for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South East England Engineering Excellence Awards 2013.

The £3.3 million A22 Hailsham bypass, the £3 million Friston to Folkington water pipeline and the £4.8 million Pevensey outfall scheme to provide flood defences for 1,600 households

have all been nominated – and the winners will be revealed at a ceremony at Leeds Castle on June 7.

The awards recognise the best civil engineering projects across South East England, with the judges looking for projects that deliver a real benefit to society through the knowledge, skills and professional expertise of civil engineers.

A spokesman said, “Having the right infrastructure is a key factor to generate economic success and publicly rewarding the people, organisations and businesses which deliver that infrastructure is important because of the benefits such civil engineering projects bring to the community.

“I am pleased to be able to join this awards ceremony at Leeds Castle and am looking forward to meeting the local civil engineering teams which are behind these successful entries.

Director of ICE South East England John Laverty said, “ICE South East England’s Engineering Excellence Awards aim to recognise the very best infrastructure projects in the region and we are delighted with the range and quality of entries from across East Sussex.

“The East Sussex shortlist, with schemes costing from £3,028 to £300 million, is emphasising that infrastructure investment at all financial levels can bring benefits for the local community.”

The three local projects were submitted by East Sussex Highways, South East Water and Team Van Oord.