Ipswich Tidal Barrier and Cowley Bridge shine at ICE awards

Ipswich Tidal Barrier and Cowley Bridge Flood received awards at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) East of England and ICE South West (SW) Awards respectively.

Ipswich Tidal Barrier was awarded an Exceptional Merit in the Technical Excellence and Innovation category. Tony Gee was commissioned by VolkerStevin to design a 900m2 cofferdam to facilitate the construction of the tidal barrier.

Working collaboratively with VolkerStevin, a single level cofferdam propping arrangement was used to reduce construction time and avoid interference with the permanent works construction.

Network Rail’s Cowley Bridge Flood Alleviation was awarded the Project under £3m New Build Award at the ICE South West Awards.

Engaged by AmcoGiffen, Tony Gee designed the temporary works which allowed a new flood relief culvert to be successfully installed beneath the railway during a 72 hour posession.

The ICE SW judges commented that the project “is a great example of an ‘invisible’ project that is underpinned by excellent engineering and execution, made all the more impressive by being delivered over a tight time frame to minimise disruption to the travelling public. An outstanding logistical achievement to bring together all the elements and deliver within a 72 hour window.”

Tony Gee was also a sponsor of the Apprentice of the Year Award at the ICE SW Awards, where Stonehouse Regional Director, Rob Allen (second left), presented the award to the winner.

July 2019