SSDA shortlist announced
The shortlist for the 55th Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA) jointly sponsored by the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) and Steel for Life, has been announced.
The Awards have again seen a strong number of submissions and the 21 shortlisted projects once again showcase steel’s credentials, flexibility and versatility in a number of varying applications, spread across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
The winners will be announced at an evening reception in London on 28th September.
David Moore, Chief Executive Officer, 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 reused 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.”
The SSDA 2023 shortlist is:
- Arbor, Bankside Yards, London
- Battersea Power Station, London
- Church of Oak Distillery, Ballykelly, Co. Kildare
- Clery’s Quarter, 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
- Montacute Yards, London
- New Riverside Stand at Fulham FC
- One Centenary Way, Birmingham
- SAS13 Bridge Replacement, Birmingham
- Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow
- Stockingfield Bridge, Glasgow
- The JJ Mack Building, London
- The National Robotarium, Edinburgh
- The Outernet, London
- Tropical Fruit Warehouse, Dublin