PROJECTS designed to improve the Isle of Wight’s infrastructure are being sought as candidates for this year’s Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South East England Engineering Excellence Awards.
The awards aim to recognise the best infrastructure projects in the region, which can be anything from a new footpath to a major project, such as the Vestas Blade Technology Centre, a former award winner from the Island.
Judges will consider projects from the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and West Sussex.
John Laverty, director of ICE SE England, said: "Having the right infrastructure is a key factor in generating economic success. Publicly rewarding the people, organisations and businesses which deliver it is important because of the benefits such projects bring to the community.
"It is not the value or size of the project that will be judged but what benefits it delivers.
"ICE SE England wants to see as many projects as possible from the county enter for the awards and we encourage councils and companies involved to enter their projects.
"For the first time, we are also inviting Local Enterprise Partnerships to put forward schemes for consideration."
Past winners’ projects have ranged in scale from £32,000 enterprises to multi-million pound schemes.
The closing date for entries is Wednesday, March 27, with an award ceremony planned for June.
For details and entry forms, visit www.ice.org.uk