The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North West Awards ceremony recognises excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice across the North West Region. The awards ceremony also celebrates recently completed projects, the region’s civil engineering heritage and individual excellence in the engineering profession. Due to the current restrictions the ICE North West team improvised and held the awards over a live video broadcast so none of us had to miss out.
Tony Gee has been involved with the Newton-Le-Willows Station Redevelopment project since the outset. Working with Galliford Try, Tony Gee provided all civils, structural permanent works and temporary works design. Works included the design of a 27m long subway, new station building, lift and stair structures and platform canopies.
With this project it was important to develop a design for the new subway which could be constructed without impacting on the operational capacity of the railway. Working closely with Galliford Try, we developed an innovative approach for installing a portal structure of 30 temporary steel pipes through the existing embankment. The solution involved having the material contained within tunnelled out, and the pipes shored to create a temporary tunnel beneath the operational railway. This allowed the permanent subway to be cast insitu.
On awarding the station redevelopment the Medium Project Award, Emma Antrobus, Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers North West, said;
“The Newton-le-Willows station team did a tremendous job upgrading the station whilst maintaining its heritage features and improving accessibility for all whilst keeping the railway running.”
You can watch the full video of the ICE North West Awards 2020 here.