This is a sponsored article on behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
It's time to have your say on the UK's best civil engineering projects: voting is now open for the ICE People's Choice Award, which gives the public the chance to vote for their favourite out of 12 projects around the UK.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) wants to showcase the nation's recent infrastructure projects which benefit society. All of the nominated projects have been chosen by experts because they've made a major and positive impact on the local community. Now though, it's now down to the people to pick the one they think is most deserving.
We reckon London's entry, the London Bridge Station Redevelopment Project is the one to vote for, but then we may be slightly biased. It's a landmark piece of infrastructure, creating a concourse the size of Wembley Stadium, running more regular trains with increased capacity, and all this while keeping the country's fourth busiest station running for all of its 56 million annual travellers.
Taking six years and costing a hefty £1billion, the London Bridge Station redevelopment is going to significantly improve the commuter experience. As a major transport hub in the capital, the project has also created a fair amount of jobs, and totally deserves your vote. 200 local unemployed people have been offered training opportunities during the works, 62 of whom now have full-time jobs at the station.
It's been a pretty efficient affair too, diverting 98% of waste away from landfill and using zero and low carbon technologies to ensure that redeveloping London Bridge Station has been as environmentally friendly as possible.
It's up against projects such as the East Midlands Airport Runway refurbishment and the restoration of Penzance's Jubilee Pool. You have until 1 December to look at all of the nominated projects and cast your vote in the ICE People's Choice Award.
An added bonus is that everyone who has a say automatically gets entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle and a 6 month subscription of unlimited books and audiobooks. Vote for your favourite project here.