20 May 2009
Tees Valley Regeneration project wins Institute of Civil Engineers and Constructing Excellence award.
Tees Valley Regeneration and its partners One North East, English Partnerships and Stockton Borough Council supported by WYG Engineering, have won two prestigious awards for work on the Infinity Bridge project, a 273m long footbridge spanning a section of the River Tees.
The iconic bridge has been recognised in the North East region by both the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Constructing Excellence (CE), winning the ‘Project over £4 million’ category of the ICE’s Robert Stephenson Awards and awarded ‘Project of the Year’ by CE.
WYG Engineering has been actively involved in this project from its inception having undertaken the ground investigation, advised on land ownership issues and the planning process and more recently supervising the construction on behalf of the client group.
The ICE judges, praising the Infinity Bridge project and team, said: “The project team has delivered an imaginatively engineered pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Tees, with an efficient use of materials that demonstrates local construction skills, acts as a catalyst for regeneration and encouragement for sustainable journeys. It is also a landmark much appreciated by the community’.