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Stantec shortlisted in four categories at the Eastern Echo Awards


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable engineering and design, has been shortlisted in four categories, including Best Architect and Best Planning Consultant, at the 2023 Eastern Echo awards.

Stantec is included in the shortlist for Best Architect for its work with Peterborough County Council and ARU on the Peterborough Embankment Masterplan. The award celebrates exceptional architecture that surpasses today’s rigorous standards and client expectations.

Peterborough City Council wanted to transform the riverside embankment close to the city centre into a new city gateway and destination for residents. Leading this once-in-a-generation riverside transformation, Stantec’s integrated team of planners, designers, and engineers delivered a community-focused masterplan. By engaging with the community and key stakeholders, the masterplan enhances connectivity, green space, and river access, creating valuable community facilities that support tourism and the local economy.

In the Best Planning Consultant category, which recognises consultancies that have provided exemplary support and guidance to public and private clients, Stantec is shortlisted for helping to re-write the story on street design with Suffolk County Council. 

Local authorities often have dedicated highway design guides for developers to use when designing streets. Suffolk County Council’s guide, originally drafted in 1993, needed an update and they asked Stantec to help. The previous guide focused almost exclusively on car traffic and drivers so Stantec developed a new methodology to identify a user-first approach leading to a brand new Suffolk Design Streets Guide that prioritises those who use streets the most. Read the Suffolk Street Design Guide here: Suffolk Design: Streets Guide - Suffolk County Council.

Stantec has also been shortlisted in the ‘Deal of the Year’ and ‘Team of the Year’ categories.

Deal of the Year showcases a transaction that has changed the course of a business and directly influenced success in the regional market. Stantec’s 2022 acquisition of Barton Willmore, a leading planning and design consulting firm, has been named among the shortlisted deals. 

Barton Willmore, now Stantec has over 300 town planners, master planners, urban and landscape designers, architects, and environmental planners in regional teams throughout the UK. They join Stantec’s growing team as the company strengthens its project delivery expertise and enhances its ability to drive innovative solutions for clients across the UK and Ireland.

Commenting on the shortlistings, Ron Henry, UK&I Community Development Director, said: “We’re thrilled that our team has been recognised in so many categories at the Eastern Echo Awards. This is testament to the hard work and innovation we deliver for our clients and demonstrates the breadth and quality of the offering we can now provide with our Barton Willmore colleagues on board. We are passionate about drawing on our shared expertise to deliver sustainable and connected places that are resilient and equitable. while supporting communities throughout the region.”

The Eastern Echo Awards focus on projects, people, and places located across the East of England. The award ceremony will be held at Homerton College in Cambridge on 28 June and will bring together more than 250 people to celebrate the best achievements from the property sector in the region. You can find out more about the event here: CamPropFest - UK Property Forums.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate towards a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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Stantec UK Media Relations

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