Eastcote Wins ICE People’s Choice


Eastcote Wins ICE People’s Choice

Project Centre’s Eastcote Town Centre Improvement project has won the Institution of Civil Engineers London Civil Engineering People’s Choice Award! In line with what we are all about at Project Centre, this award recognises the civil engineering projects transforming the lives of Londoners.

Samer Muhandes BSc(Hons), MSc, CEng, MICE, MCIWEM, Flood and Water Management Associate said “Implementing Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in Eastcote Town Centre is a great way of combating the effect of climate change and protecting the town centre from flooding.

As a result of its typography, Eastcote Town Centre, in the London Borough of Hillingdon, is vulnerable to flooding. Our teams introduced rain gardens to provide a sustainable drainage system to reduce the flood risk and improve local amenity at the locations of existing raised planters. “This project has multiple benefits for the amenity and biodiversity of the area as well as improving the quality of surface water runoff discharged to rivers. I am very glad and proud to see these rain gardens being used as educational features and that this project has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers and the public.”

“I hope to see more SuDS being implemented around the world to flatten the flashy runoff curve and tackle climate change”

The risk of flooding in the town is now reduced from once a year to approximately once a decade! Creating green spaces on a large scale with drought-resistant plants, additional biodiverse and amenity benefits will be available to residents.

Truly a multi-disciplinary success, the talent of our people right across the business was harnessed for the Eastcote project and has proved, collaboration and knowledge-sharing are winning formulas – congratulations!

The Institution of Civil Engineers London Awards is the London’s highest honour for civil engineering excellence. Recognising the most innovative, creative, and sustainable contributions to the built environment – so this is a huge honour, thank you.

Our project competed against nine others across London, from improving transport connections, refreshing public spaces, and enhancing iconic structures and upgrading sewage treatment, among others.

Well done to all the fantastic initiatives nominated in this category!