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BCIA | Tottenham Court Road upgrade and i360 lead winners


The £500M Tottenham Court Road Station upgrade has scooped one of the most prestigious prizes at the British Construction Industry Awards 2017.

Commissioned by London Underground, work on the seven year project has included a new public space and tunnels and shafts up to 29m below the streets and buildings. It won the Major Civils Project Award over £50M.

The project architect and design engineer was CH2M, with the main contractor a Taylor Woodrow and Bam Nuttall joint venture.

The New Scotland Yard project won the 2017 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award. It was an extension and remodel of the former Curtis Green building.

ICE President and BCIA judge Tim Broyd said: “Here is a building that is both functional for day to day police work and yet also accessible and welcoming to the public. The design is stunning, complementing its surroundings and demonstrating a redevelopment that has been completed to the highest standard.”

This year the Judges’ Special Award went to the British Airways i360 in Brighton.

The project won because of its innovative engineering and funding. The slenderest tower in the world, with a height to width ratio of 40:1, has a funding package which allows Brighton & Hove City Council to earn almost £1M a year from its visitors. The tower comprises 17 stacked “cans”, which were jacked into position in 10 weeks.

Along with the London Eye and the Treetop Walkway at Kew, the i360 is one of the hallmarks of Marks Barfield Architects, which worked with design engineer Jacobs on the project. Marks Barfield co-founder David Marks passed away last week and the award is a fitting recognition not only of his immense contribution to the world of architecture, but also to his visionary collaboration with the engineering profession to produce projects that have transformed city skylines.


Download and read the full awards supplement via New Civil Engineer’s all new magazine library:

The Prime Minister’s Award for Better Public Building
Winner: New Scotland Yard, London

BCI Building Project Award up to £10M
Winner: Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building, Manchester

BCI Civil Engineering Project Award up to £10M
Winner: Tower Bridge - Bascule Re-decking and Approach Viaduct Waterproofing, London

BCI Building Award £10M-£50M
Winner: ORIAM - Scotlands Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh

BCI Civil Engineering Award £10M-£50M
Winner: Hampstead Heath Ponds Project, London

BCI Major Building Project Award over £50M
Winner: City of Glasgow College - City Campus, Glasgow
Highly Commended: New Scotland Yard

BCI Major Civils Project Award over £50M
Winner: Tottenham Court Road Station Upgrade, London

BCI International Award
Winner: Mass Transit Railway (MTR) South Island Line (East), Hong Kong
Highly Commended: Xiao Jing Wan

BCI Carbon Reduction Project of the Year Award
Winner: Grafham Resilience, Peterborough
Highly Commended: Kirkthorpe Hydropower Scheme
Highly Commended: The David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge

BCI Natural and Cultural Heritage Award
Winner: Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas

BCI Judges Special Award
Winner: British Airways i360, Brighton

Economic Infrastructure Project of the Year
Winner: Heysham to M6 Link Road, Morecambe
Highly Commended: Forth Road Bridge Truss End Link Repairs

Social Infrastructure Project of the Year
Winner: The Word, South Shields

Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Construction Industry
Winner: Roger Harding, Director of Real Estate Development, Metroplitan Police Service


Application of Technology
Winner: Skilled Assembly in a Factory Environment (SAFE) Off Site Build - Uttlesford Bridge

Community Engagement Initiative of the Year
Winner: Delivering benefits to the Local Community beyond the Road Network - A1 Leeming to Barton Improvements
Highly Commended: Western Counties Community Engagement Initiative (Armagh, Londonderry, Tyrone & Fermanagh) - Strategic Project Planning Application on the ’Gas to the West’ Project 

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year
Winner: Explosive Means Using Remote Access Methods - Didcot Boiler House Demolition
Highly Commended: The Hole System - The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at Lancashire County Cricket Club

Temporary Works
Winner: Northern Hub - Northern Hub Alliance
Highly Commended: M50 Pendock Sledge and Bury Court Over bridges - Mabey Hire 

Innovation in Product Design and Technology
Winner: ES2 Inclined Travelling Formwork - Farringdon Station
Highly Commended: The Living Wall Lite - St Mark’s Church, a Grade I listed property 

Partnership Initiative of the Year
Winner: Northern Hub Alliance - Network Rail, Siemens, AmeySersa and SkanskaBAM


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