Bognor relief road wins engineering awards

ICE South East Awards 2016. Bognor Relief Road. Pic: Submitted
ICE South East Awards 2016. Bognor Relief Road. Pic: Submitted

The £30 million Bognor Regis relief road has been honoured at a recent engineering awards ceremony.

Barratt Homes, which funded the relief road, picked up two highly commended awards – in the Urbanisation Award and for Engineering Excellence categories - at the Institution of Civil Engineers South East England Engineering Excellence Awards.

Tim Hill, Barratt Homes managing director, said: “We are thrilled with the highly commended awards which recognise the benefit the road brings to local communities and the engineering expertise involved in all aspects of the project.”

The 3km road, which opened earlier this year having taken five years to build, includes the largest viaduct in the county and was built in partnership with West Sussex County Council.

Picture: L - R Steve Akehurst, Bognor Relief Road senior project manager, John Armitt Institution of Chartered Engineers president, Tim Hill, managing director Barratt Homes Southampton, presenter Tiff Needell