A transformational mission designed to create a extra welcoming and user-friendly area for residents, companies, and guests at Weymouth prepare station has gained two trophies on the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2023.
The £1.2m mission led by Dorset Coast Forum in partnership with Dorset Council, utilizing funding from South Western Railway, was designed by WSP to open up the structure of the station forecourt, selling sustainable transport choices and decreasing anti-social behaviour. The scheme additionally concerned the creation of Pocket Park from a disused part of observe.
In addition to being offered with the Group Award, Weymouth Station Gateway was additionally given the Judges’ Particular Award. The judging panel was impressed with the collaborative, respectful partnership behind the scheme, bringing collectively the area people, the rail firm and the transport authority to enhance the general public realm. The judges described the mission as an impressive instance of infrastructure that unites communities and improves individuals’s day by day lives.
Ten mission awards and two particular person trophies have been offered on the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards in association with Kier BAM on Friday 10 November at a gala ceremony in Bristol hosted by TV presenter, Rob Bell. The awards are held yearly to recognise achievement amongst regional engineers and mission groups.
Councillor Ray Bryan, Dorset Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways, Journey and Surroundings, stated:
“I’m completely thrilled that the staff has gained these two implausible awards from the Establishment of Civil Engineers. Dorset Council invested considerably on this partnership scheme which has reworked the forecourt right into a extra welcoming and accessible place for guests and has already proven a discount in anti-social behaviour. A giant driver of this scheme was to enhance connections for sustainable journey, encouraging individuals to make use of rail journey as an alternative of their automobiles which helps scale back congestion and enhance air-quality within the city.
“I’d wish to cross on my thanks and congratulations to Dorset Council’s officers and our companion organisations for his or her half in making this scheme so profitable, it’s an exemplar of wonderful partnership working, and I’m delighted this has been recognised by the Establishment.”
Miranda Housden, ICE South West Regional Director, stated:
“The ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2023 showcased a powerful subject of entries, marking a aggressive 12 months that underlines the area’s depth of experience and achievement. These superb initiatives are taking up a few of our most important regional challenges. And with the expertise of our apprentices and graduates, the longer term for civil engineering within the South West appears to be like very promising. Congratulations to all who participated this 12 months.”
Full particulars of all of the winners can be found at www.ice.org.uk/sw/awards.