People in Portsmouth are urged to back the Hard Interchange to win the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) People’s Choice Award, which celebrates the best UK civil engineering projects that have made a positive impact on their local area and communities.
The Hard Interchange has been converted into a new high quality gateway and transport hub in one of the busiest parts of Portsmouth. The £9.2 million multi modal transport redevelopment project is part of a wider £1.8 billion investment to improve the infrastructure and transport links into the city.
Suzanne Mornoney, ICE Regional Director, said: “Good civil engineering projects greatly benefit people’s everyday lives, shaping the world and safeguarding our future. “The Hard Interchange Redevelopment has had a profound impact on the City of Portsmouth including the popular Gunwharf Quays and the Historic Dockyard. The Interchange not only been positive for the local economy, encouraging visitors and businesses into the area, but is a catalyst for continued regeneration across the City.”
It deserves to be recognised as one of the best examples of civil engineering in the country and I encourage members of the community to show their appreciation and cast their vote for the project to win.”
Members of the public can vote at www.ice.org.uk/Peopleschoiceaward from 13th November until 1st December and the winning project will be revealed on 13th December. All voters will be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle and a 6-month Kindle Unlimited Membership. The public can follow award updates on social media using #ICEPeopleschoice.
In 2016, over 16,000 people across the UK cast a vote for one of their favourite civil engineering projects, with the repair of Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge winning the top prize.
The Hard Interchange was also recognised by ICE South East England in July this year for its contribution to the region and was awarded the South Award for Engineering Excellence and the Greatest Contribution to South East England.