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Queensferry Crossing named as Project of the Decade

Edinburgh’s Queensferry Crossing was declared Project of the Decade at last night’s GE Awards in London.

The major project category winner from 2015 by Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors, Ramboll and Transport Scotland with Jacobs Arup JV Ramboll was one of 10 taken forward into a special category to mark the GE Award’s 10th anniversary.

Stuart Norman, who is managing director of category sponsor Keltbray Piling, announced the winner at the ceremony last night. He also revealed that second place went to the 2016 winner, which was Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements, Phase IV by Aecom, Balfour Beatty, CH2M, West Dorset District Council. Third place was won by the 2017 major project winner, which was 10 Fenchurch Avenue by Arup and Sir Robert McAlpine.

GE editor Claire Smith said that the team had been overwhelmed by the response to the voting, which was thrown open to the public so the industry could use it as an opportunity to talk about the social benefits ground engineering delivers.

“There is a clear strength of passion within the industry for these schemes and the public response demonstrates the impact these projects have had on local people,” she said.

“All the shortlisted projects are already winners but the voting has declared the Queensferry Crossing to the ultimate winner from the last 10 years.”

More details about the rest of the shortlist for the Projects of the Decade can be found here, while details of all of last night’s winners can be found here.

 

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