ASEA Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence Project shortlisted for a prestigious civil engineering award

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West Civil Engineering Awards 2024 recognise outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity in the region. The ASEA Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence Project was selected as one of 12 project finalists from a highly competitive field of entries.

The project which began in 2020, with the construction lasting around five years, aims to provide 17 km of flood defences to reduce flood risk to 2,500 homes and businesses. Additionally, it is expected to create 80 hectares of new wetland habitat and improve walking routes around the Severn Estuary, while also helping to unlock 12,000 new jobs for the West of England.

Following a second round of judging, including a site visit by a panel of industry leaders, the award winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Bristol on Thursday 24 October 2024, hosted by Rob Bell, TV presenter and engineer.

We are thrilled that the ASEA Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence Project has been shortlisted.
This recognition from ICE South West highlights the dedication and innovative efforts of our team in addressing the dual challenges of environmental protection and flood defences, ensuring a resilient future for the region."

BMMjv are delighted that this project of local, regional and national importance, which protects homes and businesses whilst boosting the economy and improving local nature and restoring wetland habitats, has been recognised. Through collaboration, the project team have delivered technical excellence whilst working alongside the community, making a sustainable future possible.”

The public can also get involved by voting for the project they would like to see win the South West People’s Choice Award

Miranda Housden, Regional Director, ICE South West said: “The ICE South West People’s Choice Award is a fantastic way to showcase civil engineering to the public and recognise the civil engineers who work to improve our communities. I encourage everyone to learn about the impressive projects on the shortlist and vote for the one they believe has made the most significant positive impact on the local area or the region as a whole.”  

The deadline for voting is 5pm on Friday 30 August 2024. 

A new flood defence wall at New Passage
New Wetlands