Derry Peace Bridge wins partnership award

The Peace Bridge in Derry has been named as one of the winners in the Construction Employers Federation awards. Ilex and Graham Construction were confirmed as recipients of the Achieving Excellence Partnering Award.

The Peace Bridge was one of 12 projects to be shortlisted in the category.

ILEX spokesperson Brenda Fraser says the public response to the Peace Bridge has exceeded all expectation and it is now very reassuring to receive this accolade from a professional organisation in the construction sector.such as the Construction Employers Federation.

She says the bridge is already recognised as an iconic structure for the city, and this is a great reward for the hard work and dedication of all those who worked in such a spirit of partnership to make the bridge happen.

Leo Martin is Northern Ireland Operations Director at GRAHAM Construction. He says the award recognises their approach of working in partnership with Ilex to successfully deliver this iconic structure.

He says the project team sought to work in partnership with the public to engage them in the project, anf that's been a successful approach.

The Peace Bridge has also been shortlisted for the Engineers Ireland Engineering Project of the Year award, which showcases engineering at its best and is decided by a public vote.