Finalists - Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Project of the Year Award 2022

Recognising and rewarding excellence in projects that deliver physical assets including infrastructure, transport and energy. 

Our highly sought-after project of the year categories are designed to recognise project excellence, both in delivery and outcomes. There are four project of the year award categories, representing different types of projects. The winners of each of these awards are entered into the prestigious overall project of the year category, of which there is one winner.  

The engineering, construction and infrastructure project of the year award is given to the team whose project demonstrates the most effective use of project management and the greatest benefits and outcomes to end users in engineering, construction and infrastructure projects of any scale across all sectors.  

We require entrants to all project of the year categories to produce a submission of up to 3,000 words detailing how they have met the judging criteria for that category. Entrants may also submit up to four supporting images or graphics only (no text apart from captions). Video and audio is not accepted as part of the submission. 

The project of the year categories all consist of two stages, the first stage is the written submission mentioned above and the second stage requires all finalists to present virtually to a panel of judges. Projects from all sectors, and from across the globe, may apply. 

Congratulations to all our finalists listed in this category below ...


PROJECT: A19 Testo's junction - Costain Group PLC - London
ENTERED BY: Francesca Palmer, Costain Group PLC - London

On 7 July 2021, the A19 Testo’s junction opened for traffic one month early following one million hours worked, with an estimated £1million cost-saving, an impeccable safety record, and a saving of 1,350 tonnes of CO2 emissions, first-class stakeholder engagement and a 60% local workforce. When the formal opening ceremony was held road users had already been able to realise the public benefits of using the flyover one month ahead of this. The £130 million upgrades to the busy junction have presented new growth opportunities for the North-East. The flyover has also contributed to a safe, serviceable, integrated road network.



PROJECT: Firemain Replacement Project - Heathrow Airport Ltd
ENTERED BY: Vicky Ye, Heathrow Airport Ltd

With Covid restrictions being lifted, millions of passengers are coming back to Heathrow Airport. Having a functional and proper firemain system is critical to keep our passengers and colleagues safe. It was the first time in 70 years, Heathrow had to carry out a full isolation on the firemain system. Coordinating with over 30 internal and external senior business colleagues to execute the contingency plans is a major achievement. The success of this complex and high-risk project is the outcome of an effective governance, strong project leadership and the “can do” attitude in the project team.


PROJECT: Soham Station - Murphy
ENTERED BY: Steve Beauchamp, Murphy

Murphy delivered a new train station for Soham five months earlier than scheduled. Working collaboratively with partners and suppliers, Murphy overcame pressurised programme deadlines, whilst building alongside a working railway. New technology was used to efficiently build a new platform, whilst pre-fabrication was utilised to ensure a swift craneassisted installation of a footbridge over the course of a single weekend. All whilst forging relationships with the neighbouring adult-care home and inspiring the next generation of the construction industry, via our work with local schools. The client, operator and local community have been vocal in their praise about the new station.


PROJECT: Werrington Grade Separation - Turner & Townsend
ENTERED BY: Aanchal Chaturvedi, 
Turner & Townsend

Valued at over £230m, Werrington Grade Separation is a pioneering engineering project, a UK first, where a new railway tunnel was constructed using innovative construction methods and project management practices. An 11,000T, 155m long, curved concrete portal was pushed under a high speed railway within a 9 day closure to construct a new two track railway delivering increased passenger and freight capacity and decreasing the travel time between London and Edinburgh. The delivery of the project was underpinned by the key values of customer focus, innovation, and resilience.

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