The region's finest civil engineering projects will be celebrated next week at an annual award scheme run by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

A total of 18 projects have been submitted for judging across a broad range of categories including improvements to the A45 transport corridor, Amey's refurbishment of the busy A38 tunnels through Birmingham city centre and the regeneration of Stratford Parkway Railway Station.

Judges have assessed projects submitted for the following categories: communication, construction, education, innovation, partnership, sustainability and team achievement.

Steve Feeley, ICE West Midlands regional director, said: "Every year the ICE West Midlands Awards celebrates the magnificent engineering accomplishments being delivered across the region.

"This year's 18 entries demonstrate the investment being made in key infrastructure to improve the lives of those living and working here.

"These projects are delivered by dedicated professionals and the awards celebrate their achievements and the professionalism and dedication they bring to project design and delivery."

Music mogul and railway enthusiast Pete Waterman is guest speaker and will present the awards while local historian Professor Carl Chinn will host the ceremony.

More than 300 professionals from civil engineering and related industries are expected to attend the event at the ICC on May 21.

Full details of the submitted projects can be found at the following links:

A38 (M) Tame Valley Viaduct; A45 Transport Improvement Corridor; Birmingham Box Phase 3 Smart Motorways Project

Birmingham City Centre Metro Extension; Birmingham Tunnels Refurbishment; Connect2 cycleway and bridge

Cosford Nitrates; High Speed 2; Minworth Sewage Treatment Works

Mott MacDonald Building Information Modelling Implementation Programme; Moors Gorse; Mott MacDonald Sustainability Week

Parkgate Shirley A34 Works; PDaS Pumping Station; Stratford Parkway Railway Station

Strongford P-Removal and Sludge Buffer; The Community Centre Canopy Extension; Tunnels Refurbishment Phase 1