IHE Mercia award winners announced

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) Mercia branch held its annual awards evening last Thursday (23 April) to showcase outstanding regional projects.  

President John Nightingale addressed the 150 guests and spoke about the IHE’s growing membership and industry stature and the Institute’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

He said the quality of this year’s submissions was very high and announced the following winners of the IHE Mercia Awards 2015:


Large Project of the Year Award

Project Name – C&G and walls Roundabouts Improvements

Organisation – Gloucestershire CC


Small Project of the Year Award

Project Name – South West Coventry Junction Improvements – Charter venue/Mitchell Avenue

Organisation – Coventry City Council/Jacobs


Safety and Innovation Award

Project Name – Low level Traffic Management Installation Vehicle

Organisation – Highway Traffic Management Ltd


Highway Partnership Award

Project Name – Telford Future – Town Centre Box Road Scheme

Organisation – Telford & Wrekin Council, Jacobs, Pell Frischmann & Ringway


Judges Merit Award

Project Name – Pennine Reach – Quality Bus Route

Organisation – Jacobs.


Individual award winners for best submission of EngTech, IEng and CEng:

EngTech – Jamie Mattock

IEng – Ben Corfield

CEng – Richard Harris


A Merit Award was also presented to the best student to enhance IHE’s links with Birmingham University.


In other news, the IHE is urging members to assist its nominated charity RedR, in helping victims of the Nepal earthquake.

RedR has launched an emergency appeal to help determine the most urgent shelter, water, medical, rebuilding and structural engineering needs in Nepal, and to target their expertise to help the Nepalese people survive and recover from the disaster.

IHE members can provide their support in a number of ways:

  • Make a donation
  • Circulate our statement among your staff and members and encourage them to donate
  • Offer match-funding for staff donations
  • Organise a bucket collection in your offices.

Donations can be made online, by typing ‘Nepal’ into the ‘what prompted your donation’ field, or contact alice.hardy@redr.org.uk to find out other donation methods or to order collection buckets.

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