Deadline approaches for design award

OFFICIALS behind construction projects in south east Northumberland are being reminded of a deadline to submit entries to an annual competition.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East is hosting the Robert Stephenson Awards 2011.

The awards highlight outstanding examples of design and construction by companies or organisations based in the north east.

Prizes in two categories – projects valued greater than £4m and those less than £4m – will be awarded at the ICE North East annual dinner held on April 12, at the Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Hotel.

Outstanding projects considered to be particularly environmentally sustainable, or help to contribute to the preservation of the region’s heritage, may be given additional or special awards.

Entries must be in by noon on January 21.

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