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Museum shortlisted for Civil Engineering Award

Being Brunel

Being Brunel, the new museum at Bristol’s top-rated visitor attraction, has been shortlisted for the prestigious South West Civil Engineering Award, by the Institute of Civil Engineers.

Brunel’s SS Great Britain is among 14 others short-listed for the prestigious Institute of Civil Engineering Award. Members of the public can vote for their favourite project before midday on 9 June 2019.

Being Brunel opened at Brunel’s SS Great Britain in March 2018, adding a substantial new museum at the top-rated Bristol attraction. Several complex challenges were overcome constructing the museum adjacent to Brunel’s former dock office between the harbour and the SS Great Britain herself.

Client Project Manager at Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Mike Day, said: “Being Brunel exceeded all expectations. In the first three months of operation it attracted over 75,000 visitors. Our consultants team did a great job on what was a tricky project with many constraints – not least because we were open for business throughout the construction period.”

The successful delivery of the project on time, within budget, to the specified quality and with no compromise to health and safety standards was the result of a clear understanding of the project goals, excellent communication, detailed planning and a strong team ethos.

Chief Executive of the SS Great Britain Trust, Dr Matthew Tanner, said: “Being short-listed for this prestigious award is a real credit to everyone who worked so hard to make Being Brunel a truly fascinating experience for our visitors. From curators and researchers who have told Brunel’s story in new, immersive ways; to everyone involved in the construction and design project building a museum fit for modern audiences, we are thrilled with the nomination.”

Members of the public can vote for their favourite project before midday on 9 June 2019 via the Institute for Civil Engineers website: https://bit.ly/2IfjpLh

The winner will be announced on 27 June 2019.