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North-West Transport Hub nominated for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) People’s Choice Award

The North-West Transport Hub has been nominated for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) People’s Choice Award in a project fulfilled by Translink.

The North-West Transport Hub, which completed during 2020, is a £27million investment in public transport infrastructure in the North-West, supported by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), alongside significant additional support from the Department for Infrastructure, Department of Transport in the Republic of Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Donegal County Council and Sustrans.

This prestigious international award recognises the top civil engineering project of the year, as voted for by the public. It reflects what we, the people who benefit from civil engineering in our everyday lives, really think and is a chance to say a big thank you to those who delivered the project.  Awarded by ICE, the professional body for civil engineers, the prize is an important recognition of major infrastructure projects and the enhancements they bring.

John Glass, Translink’s Director of Infrastructure and Projects, said: ‘‘The North-West Transport Hub has taken a key piece of Derry~Londonderry’s architectural heritage and sensitively restored it to a state of the art, 21st Century transport facility, an appropriate gateway to this vibrant city and the wider North-West region, as well as a key driver of active and sustainable travel.

“Translink was delighted to fulfil our commitment to the local community by restoring this fine example of Victorian railway architecture to its’ original purpose and we are very proud that the Hub is a finalist in the ICE People’s Choice Awards.  This is a worthy recognition of the Translink Project Team and our development partners and it is a genuine honour to be shortlisted in such a prestigious international competition.

‘‘We want to appeal to the people of Derry~Londonderry and the wider community to help claim this accolade for the North-West and show the world what a tremendous asset the North-West Transport Hub is.”