The Northern Spire Bridge was named Project of the Year: Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure 2018 at the annual Association for Project Management (APM) awards in London on Monday night.

The Northern Spire triumphed over a strong shortlist, which included the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the Francis Crick Institute, phase one of the Master Gas System Expansion and the Temperate House project

The APM award is the latest honour to be bestowed on Sunderland’s new 105m-tall cable-stayed bridge, which was designed by ROD in joint-venture with Buro Happold. 

Tony Dempsey, Project Director at ROD, said:

'I am incredibly pleased to see the team receive the recognition they deserve for their work on the project.  It is a great achievement, particularly given the high calibre of the other projects shortlisted for the award.'

Sunderland City Council Leader, Cllr Graeme Miller, said:

‘What a wonderful honour to be awarded Project of the Year for our beautiful Northern Spire bridge.  There is no doubt that Northern Spire is an impressive scheme, which required a great deal of programme and project management expertise to plan for and execute the complex nature of the works.'