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Manchester Victoria Station up for People’s Choice Award

Manchester’s Victoria Station is going head to head with other UK schemes for a national engineering accolade.

The city centre train station’s £44 million transformation has been put forward for this year’s Institution of Civil Engineers People’s Choice Award, with nominees currently being voted for online.

The scheme, which is the North West’s bid for the title, is up against a list of projects around England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales including Birmingham New Street Station, Leed’s Station’s southern entrance and the Forth Bridge reopening in Edinburgh to name a few.

The Institution of Civil Engineers North West is now calling for people across the region to back Victoria Station by voting for the project online and spreading the word via social media using the hashtag #VoteVic.

Darrell Matthews, North West regional director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, says: “Manchester Victoria’s redevelopment is the centrepiece of a £1 billion plus transformation of northern England’s railways.

“It’s a stunning feat of civil engineering and ultimately it will help make life better for so many travellers while helping reduce carbon emissions from transport.”

To vote for the People’s Choice Award visit www.ice.org.uk/PeoplesChoice.