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TDA project wins ICE Community Award

11th July 2017

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Cockington Lakes Restoration won the Community Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West awards.  

TDA acted as Project Managers, Cost Managers and Health and Safety advisors on the restoration project, working closely with Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust and Nicholas Pearson Partnership and WM Longreach, the selected Civil Engineering Contractors.    

Kevin Atkinson, Head of Property Services at TDA, said: “We are very proud of the project and receiving an award from the Institute of Civil Engineers recognises the efforts and challenges that were involved in restoring this beautiful place for the community to enjoy.

"It was considered that engineering excellence was demonstrated in overcoming challenges including the timings of the works, during the autumn/winter schedule, stakeholder engagement, and partnering with volunteers to ensure that programming and budget constraints were met."

ICE announced the winners of its Civil Engineering Awards 2017 at an elegant awards ceremony at Bristol’s Science Museum.

The prestigious awards celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity around the South West. It is a chance for projects and organisations from across the region to showcase the fantastic work that is taking place.

The project took years to plan and required a lot of support and fundraising through Cockington’s Green Heart Appeal, the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, local volunteers and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The restoration of Cockington Lakes was regarded as an extraordinary assignment due to the many and sometimes unique challenges that the organisations involved faced during the works.

Damian Offer, Director of Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Lakes project has received the ICE SW Community Project award. This much deserved award recognises that restoration of the Lakes in Cockington would not be possible without the enormous contribution of time and energy given by the community.”

Richard Fish, Chair of the Awards Judging Panel said: “We were delighted to celebrate the achievements of so many local projects at our awards ceremony. Collectively, the winning projects are a real showcase of the breadth and depth of civil engineering. I would like to offer my congratulations to all of the winning and highly commended projects; their work is a shining example of civil engineering at its best.”

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