Award For West Dorset Engineers

West Dorset District Council Offices South Walks House

Published at 8:13am 10th July 2015.

Engineers in West Dorset have received a top award at a ceremony hosted by the Instute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Bristol.

Engineers in West Dorset have received a top award at a ceremony hosted by the Instute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Bristol.

The Lyme Regis environmental Improvements Phase IV scheme won the ICE South West Major Project of the Year award out of 14 other competetors on Friday.

The award recognises construction projects for their physical achievement, innovation and that promote excellence in the engineering profession.

Cllr Anthony Alford, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: "We are delighted to receive this award" He added: "This project has truly been a team effort, so congratulations to all those involved."

This pioneering scheme was funded by Defra, Dorset County COunil and West Dorset District Council; the main contractor was Balfour Beatty. It has protected around 390 metres of coastline between Church Cliff and East Cliff, as well as 480 homes to the eastern side of town from coastal erosion and landslips for the next 50 years.