The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) presents Engineering Plymouth. A film celebrating how civil engineers have helped to shape Plymouth over the last 500 years.





Engineering Plymouth tells the story of Plymouth through its engineering milestones. From laying the foundations for a new town to the introduction of the Great Western Railway and the impressive Royal Albert Bridge. Through the Blitz bombs and on towards new horizons - robotics, artificial intelligence and the use of drone technology - we see how engineers are tackling problems and safeguarding the future for generations to come.

Narrated by Dawn French and featuring music by Seth Lakeman, the film brings to life more than 500 years of engravings and archive photography and features over 25 filming locations in Plymouth and surrounding areas. These images and footage were brought to life by the talented filmmakers at Wind & Foster.



Featured items about Engineering Plymouth in the news and community..

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14 Nov 2018

ICE SW Director Miranda Housden’s Viewpoint article featured in the December issue of New Civil Engineer magazine. On stands from 14 November, it provides a great insight into how and why we choose film to showcase civil engineering innovations and build closer links to the community.

Read the full article online (for ICE members) and download here.

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9 Nov 2018

Today ICE SW Director Miranda Housden and Katy Toms, Plymouth City Club Chair joined pupils at Prince Rock Primary School for Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2018. They ran a lighthouse workshops and talked about what it takes to be an engineer.

They also watched Engineering Plymouth and gasped with delight as the animations came to life!

Organise a workshop for your school here.

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5 Nov 2018

Engineering Plymouth launched today with screenings at Plymouth Arts Centre. Over 200 partners, participants and members of the local community attended.

Three private screenings (including panel discussions) were held from 5-8pm for those involved in the making of the film. And three further public screenings between 8-9pm, the same evening.

Watch the film on YouTube here.

Read all the news from Engineering Plymouth on our news page.