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SWH Civils shortlisted for prestigious civil engineering awards

Two civil engineering projects, on which SWH Civils acted as Principle Contractor, have been shortlisted for prestigious awards by the South West arm of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE). SWH were also significantly involved in a third nominated scheme.

The awards were established by the ICE to showcase the breadth of work completed throughout the South West each year. SWH Civils’ shortlisted projects are the construction of a helipad and the refurbishment and repurposing of a disused rail bridge.

The helipad is located at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and was designed and built by SWH Civils within an operational hospital site.  This project has enabled Plymouth NHS Trust to deliver an improved helicopter landing facility and Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances, along with air sea rescue Sea Kings, can now access the hospital day and night.

Laira Rail Bridge had been derelict and disused for 28 years before SWH Civils was appointed to refurbish the bridge and add a pedestrian and cycle path crossing the River Plym.  

In addition, SWH Civils was also responsible for construction of a number of elements of the Granite and Gears Cycleway Scheme including the design, fabrication and installation of the cycle and equestrian bridge near Heathfield.  The 43m bridge spans the busy A38 and now allows safe access to Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey.

"We are delighted that not one but three projects we have been involved with have been shortlisted by the Institute of Civil Engineers.  These awards aim to celebrate excellence, innovation and ingenuity in the south west which is something that we strive for.  We employ a talented team of local engineers who work together to deliver outstanding Civil Engineering solutions for the benefit of our communities, so to be recognised by such a prestigious organisation is an honour.”


Jerry Bricknell - Civils Manager, SWH Civils

The winning project will be announced on 8th July at an Event to be held at The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.