Last edited 09 Oct 2018

Structural Steel Design Awards 2018

London Bridge Station.jpg

The Structural Steel Design Awards recognise the best examples of ambition and innovation in the built environment. In October 2018, celebrating their 50th year, the Awards continued that great tradition.

The collection of entries once again demonstrates the excellence achievable with the use of steel, as well as structural and architectural design. The judges selected the Award-winning entries from a shortlist of 22, all of which scored highly in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation.

The six projects receiving Awards were announced at a presentation evening held at Banqueting House, London. They include:

  • London Bridge Station [see top image]
  • Knostrop Weir Foot and Cycle Bridge, Leeds
  • Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre
  • V&A's Exhibition Road Quarter, London
  • Bloomberg London
  • The Ordsall Chord Viaduct

This year’s ‘Project of the year’ award went to the Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre [see image below].

JLR Engine Manufacturing Centre-1.jpg

Chairman of the Judges, Chris Nash said; “Again, there has been a pleasing increase in the overall number of entries to the Awards Scheme. Scales of entry range from the largest civil engineering and transport projects, through prestige city office buildings, to smaller community and public buildings and sculptures. While there are fewer residential projects this year, we see an increase in office buildings of high quality and a welcome return of top-end industrial buildings.”

Commendations were awarded to eight projects:

  • Two St. Peter's Square, Manchester
  • The Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre
  • Four Pancras Square, London
  • Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory and Racetrack Revival
  • Belfast Waterfront Conference & Exhibition Centre
  • Approach Viaduct South, Queensferry Crossing
  • The Beacon of Light, Sunderland
  • Somers Town Bridge, London

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