Jubilee Pool in Penzance has been recognised as among the civil engineering gems of the South West as it is nominated for an award from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
The shortlist for the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2017 will pit the grade II listed saltwater lido against an iconic listed swing bridge in Bristol and a model nuclear reactor graphite core at Bristol University, among other projects
Miranda Housden, ICE South West regional director, said: “Our Civil Engineering Awards recognise projects which promote the excellence of the engineering profession.
“The South West is full of innovative and inspiring projects and engineers, from a wide range of sectors and the shortlist for this year’s awards really showcases fantastic projects in amazing locations across the region.”
Jubilee Pool has been restored through a £3million restoration programme, preserving it for future generations.
Martin Nixon, chairman of Friends of Jubilee Pool, said: "It's fantastic that the pool is being recognised in this way, It's an architectural marvel, popular amenity and catalyst for economic regeneration in Penzance and increasingly regarded as the very best lido in the UK."
The ICE said the project has preserved a key landmark of national historical importance. The ongoing work of the Friends of Jubilee Pool, and the recent handing over of the pool from the council to community ownership, demonstrates the passion of local people for this historic landmark and their willingness to take responsibility for its long term future.
The ICE South West awards celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity around the region. It is a chance for projects and organisations from across the region to showcase the fantastic work that is taking place.
From small projects, refurbishment work through to large new build schemes, the awards will showcase the breadth of brilliant work civil engineers are completing every year in the South West.