Structural Steel Design Awards 2023 shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for the 55th Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA), jointly sponsored by BCSA and Steel for Life, has been announced.

The 21 shortlisted projects again showcase steel’s sustainability credentials, flexibility and versatility in a number of different and varying applications, across a wide geographical spread.

The winners will be announced at an evening reception in London on 28 September.

The SSDA 2023 shortlist

  • Arbor, Bankside Yards, London
  • Battersea Power Station, London
  • Church of Oak Distillery, Ballykelly, Co. Kildare
  • Clery’s Department Store, Dublin
  • Cody Dock Bridge, London
  • Copr Bay Bridge, Swansea
  • Dukes Meadows Footbridge, Chiswick
  • Ed Sheeran Mathematics Tour
  • Farringdon Crossrail Station, East & West Ticket Halls
  • HYLO, London
  • M8 Footbridge, Sighthill, Glasgow
  • New Riverside Stand at Fulham FC
  • One Centenary Way, Birmingham
  • SAS13 Bridge Replacement, Birmingham
  • Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow
  • Shoreditch Village, London
  • Stockingfield Bridge, Glasgow
  • The JJ Mack Building, London
  • The National Robotarium, Edinburgh
  • The Outernet, London
  • Tropical Fruit Warehouse, Dublin

David Moore, chief executive officer at the British Constructional Steelwork Association, said: “Sustainability and the drive for net-zero is still the focus of the construction industry and structural steelwork is the original sustainable material that can be re-used and recycled time and time again and still deliver efficient, practical, and flexible spaces that are both beautiful and cost-effective.

“The continuing conflict in Ukraine had a big impact on the cost of raw materials in 2022/23 with steel prices fluctuating over the past year and eventually stabilising. Yet, no sooner had the steel prices started to stabilize, then the energy price rises started to take hold, doubling, and tripling for some who had to renew contracts. However, credit is due to the constructional steelwork sector which showed resilience and tenacity in these challenging times and continued to provide low carbon, high quality structures.

“Since the launch of the Structural Steel Design Awards in 1969 the winning projects have continued to demonstrate flexibility, sustainability, innovation, and excellent value for money in a world that has seen significant challenges. Once again, the entries submitted are exceptional and I would like to congratulate all the shortlisted project teams for providing such a variety of outstanding steel structures.”

SSDA judges

Professor Roger Plank PhD BSc CEng FIStructE MICE – Chairman of the Panel

Representing The Institution of Structural Engineers

Richard Barrett MA (Cantab)

Representing the Steelwork Contracting industry

Paul Hulme BEng (Hons) CEng FICE

Representing the Institution of Civil Engineers

Emily McDonald MEng MA (Cantab) CEng MICE

Representing the Institution of Civil Engineers

Chris Nash BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA FRSA

Representing the Royal Institute of British Architects

Sarah Pellereau MEng CEng MIStructE

Representing The Institution of Structural Engineers

Bill Taylor BA (Hons) DipArch MA RIBA FRSA

Representing the Royal Institute of British Architects

Oliver Tyler BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA

Representing the Royal Institute of British Architects

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