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Northern Spire – Robert Stephenson ICE 200 Special Project Award

As Principal Designer on this project, Safe Track Associates Limited are proud to announce that the Northern Spire Project has been awarded The Robert Stephenson ICE 200 Special Project Award.

The Northern Spire Project, initially known as the New Wear Crossing has been presented with a special award by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

The ICE was clearly impressed by Northern Spire and said that it deserved special recognition. The judges said the standard for the Robert Stephenson Award was extremely high, and all were worthy winners, however, Northern Spire had so impressed them that a special award had been created.

ICE President Professor Lord Robert Mair said: “This year we also received an entry from a project that so impressed us that we have added a special award to celebrate both this scheme and the 200th year anniversary of the ICE – The Robert Stephenson ICE 200 Special Project Award.

“This project has captured the public interest, both in the immediate area and nationally. The scale, complexity of construction and design of this scheme has brought the industry of civil engineering, in many of its guises, to the public’s attention. The project team have considered many environmental and sustainability issues, alongside completing one million man hours work, with no lost time accidents. They also engaged with the local community in many ways – from hosting over 2,000 school pupil visits to the site to some of the team going out to the classrooms with the construction mascot ‘Safety Sam’.

“The Robert Stephenson ICE 200 Special Project Award goes to the Northern Spire Bridge Project, with Sunderland City Council as client, a wide range of consultants with differing specialisms, including AECOM, Yee Associates, Jacobs, Buro Happold Ltd, Roughan & O’Donavan Ltd, Atkins, Faithful + Gould, and Safe Track Associates Ltd. Public relations being carried out by DTW in Gainsborough, and the main contractor being a Farrans / Victor Buyck Joint Venture.”