Midland Metro Alliance wins Communication Award at annual Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands ceremony

The Midland Metro Alliance won an award at the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands Awards held in Birmingham last night (Wednesday 22 May 2019).

The Communications Award, the first accolade of the night, was presented to the Antony Lowbridge-Ellis, Communications Manager, on behalf of the entire Engagement Team for its communications campaign to keep those living, working or visiting Birmingham moving during the closure of Paradise Circus Queensway.

Paradise Circus Queensway, one of the busiest roads in Birmingham, closed to all vehicles from September last year in order that the next stage of construction could get underway between Victoria and Centenary Squares for the Birmingham Westside Metro extension.

The judges at the ICE West Midlands awards praised the team for their “excellent use of multi-media channels to deliver messages to the public” and were equally impressed with the level of face-to-face engagement with local businesses and residents.

Alejandro Moreno, Midland Metro Alliance Director, said: “We understand that our projects moving into construction can cause some disruption but we’re delighted that our peers recognised the excellent work that our Engagement team and partners carried out last summer to communicate the closure of Paradise Circus Queensway.”

The framework of the award-winning campaign is currently being utilised and further improved upon for the communication with Transport for West Midlands and Birmingham City Council for the closure of Five Ways Underpass from Monday 3 June 2019.

For more information on the ICE West Midlands Awards 2019, visit https://www.ice.org.uk/about-ice/near-you/uk/west-midlands/awards.