Peace Bridge wins prestigious award

19th October 2011

Ilex and Graham Construction today announced that the Peace Bridge has won the prestigious Achieving Excellence Partnering Award as part of the Construction Employers Federation Awards which highlights projects that have displayed the best approach to partnering in the delivery of a project. The Peace Bridge was one of 12 projects to be shortlisted in the category.

Brenda Fraser, Ilex’s Director of Development welcomed the news saying: “Public response to the Peace Bridge has exceeded all expectation and it is now very reassuring to receive this accolade from a professional organisation such as the Construction Employers Federation. The bridge is already recognised as an iconic structure for the city and a symbol of excellence in design and engineering. This is a great reward for the hard work and dedication of all those who worked in such a spirit of partnership to make the bridge happen”.

Leo Martin, Operations Director at GRAHAM Construction, said “GRAHAM are delighted with this award.  It is recognition of our approach in working in partnership with Ilex, as we do with all our clients, to successfully deliver this iconic structure. We also see it as recognition of how the project team worked in partnership with the public to engage them in the project”.

The Peace Bridge has also been shortlisted for the Engineers Ireland Engineering Project of the Year award, which showcases engineering at its best and is decided by a public vote. To register your vote, go to the Engineers Ireland website Details and links can also be found on or Ilex’s Facebook page The closing date for votes is Thursday 3rd November 2011.