The loving restoration of Hereford's historic Victoria Footbridge scooped top prize at the 2007 ICE Annual Awards.

Now entries are now being invited by the Institution of Civil Engineers in the West Midlands for this year's awards, which recognise construction projects demonstrating excellence in concept, planning, design, construction, maintenance, communication and operation.

The closing date to enter a company or project - which must have been substantially completed during 2007 - is March 14. This year's award ceremony will take place at ThinkTank, Millennium Point, Birmingham, on May 14.

As well as the main project award other prizes will be given, especially if a scheme is shown to be environmentally sustainable or has been communicated well to the communities affected by it.

Entry packs for the Annual Awards, which include full criteria and rules, can be found at the West Midlands ICE web site - or e-mail