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Laura Langridge wins IABSE UK Nethercot Prize

13 November 2019

Knight Architects Bridge Designer Laura Langridge has been awarded IABSE UK's Nethercot Prize at a ceremony held last night at the IStructE headquarters in London.

Early career architects, engineers and designers (under 35 and based in the UK) were invited to submit a single author paper for judging for the Prize. Entrants were asked to outline a project they are or have been working on; to define what the key drivers are for the project; explain the key architectural or structural engineering interventions that have been made, and take a critical view of the overall success of the project. Laura's paper, which detailed the work she has done on the Tide Mills level crossing replacement, was one of four shortlisted entries. Fellow Knight Architects Bridge Designer Enea Latxague was also shortlisted for her paper 'Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Crossing'.

Laura was presented with her certificate, along with a contribution of £400 towards participation and travel to an upcoming IABSE international conference, by British Group Chairman Ian Firth.

Delighting in her win, Laura said: "Had a lovely evening at the Milne Medal event last night. The lecture by Neil Thomas was fantastic and it was a pleasure to spend the evening with a group of such passionate and talented individuals. It is an honour to receive the Nethercot Prize for my paper on the Tide Mills Level Crossing Replacement which has been a challenging and rewarding project. We've enjoyed close collaboration with Arup to create a design that both celebrates the special landscape of the South Downs coast and supports the aims of Network Rail."

Related project: Rotherhithe Crossing