‘This is Civil Engineering’ launch at Waterfront Hall extension

14 April 2015

McLaughlin & Harvey’s Waterfront Exhibition and Conference Centre project has joined a special nationwide campaign to illustrate to the public the positive impact civil engineering has on their lives and show policymakers of all parties why they should continue to invest in infrastructure.

McLaughlin & Harvey’s Waterfront Exhibition and Conference Centre project has joined a special nationwide campaign to illustrate to the public the positive impact civil engineering has on their lives and show policymakers of all parties why they should continue to invest in infrastructure.

The ‘This is Civil Engineering’ campaign, launched by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), will see banners displayed on various infrastructure projects across the UK explaining to the public what civil engineering is, and making a clear link between the work taking place and its benefits to the community.

The initiative forms part of ICE’s wider ‘Commit to Infrastructure General Election’ campaign; and the leading engineering body is hoping it will serve as a reminder that long term investment in infrastructure improves quality of life for the public, regenerates communities, and creates jobs.

The Waterfront Hall extension joins a host of other civil engineering projects across the United Kingdom, including our Teesport Berth 1 reconstruction site in Middlesbrough, who are involved in the campaign.

ICE Chairman, David Porter unveiled the banner at a launch event at the Waterfront Hall site on 14 April 2015, which was also attended by McLaughlin & Harvey Site Manager Jonathan Cole, and ICE Regional Director Richard Kirk.

David commented, “This is a fantastic project offering huge benefits to the community - it really shines a light on civil engineering and its importance to society and this is exactly what we are trying to illustrate through this campaign. This expansion will create 220 jobs during construction, contribute up to £45 million towards the local economy each year and will provide a boost to other economic sectors, including hospitality, tourism and retail. This is what civil engineering does.”

For more information about ICE’s ‘This is Civil Engineering’ campaign please click here