Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 12.46.57The best of the construction industry was celebrated at the ninth Constructing Excellence National Awards in London on Friday 23 October.

The awards recognise the most outstanding companies, collaborations and projects setting the highest standard of best practice in the construction industry.

The ceremony took place at the grand London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square.

The winners from the eight regional Constructing Excellence Awards were put forward for the 13 national categories, with nominees coming from all over the UK. 

Entrants from the North East managed to scoop three awards in categories ranging from BIM Project of the Year, SME of the Year and Client of the Year.

Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East (CENE) said: “It’s been another great year for our region in the National Awards. I’m pleased to see construction, particularly in our region, recognised for the positive work it does.

“Congratulations to all winners, commended and shortlisted entries – they should all be proud that they have been acknowledged by their peers as being the best of the best.”

Those involved in The Pride Hospitals project demonstrated collaborative working and the use of innovative techniques when they walked the client and stakeholders through a 3D model of what they could expect at the end of the project. The team who came together on this successful project were: Laing O’Rourke, Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Medical Architecture and Turner & Townsend, and they impressed the judges so much that they were awarded with this year’ s BIM Project of the Year award. 

The winner of this year’s SME of the Year Award was Hodgson Sayers, impressing the judges with their professional and transparent manner, their blog and social media pages have allowed for contributions to discussions on subjects including apprenticeships, business ethics and technological developments within the sector. The company, who are active members of many organisations including CENE, are celebrating their 35 year in business this year.

Praised for their clear vision, the ability to carry out their vision across a range of projects in the area, including improvements to public realm and transport and their procurement method that has been important in creating a culture of excellence. Stockton Borough Council were winners of this year’s Client of the Year Award.

Don Ward, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence, said: “Market prospects are improving. Most sectors and regions are on the up, and it is to be hoped that excellence will return to the fore in projects. It is therefore great to recognise individuals and organisations who are leading this trend.”

The 2015 winners, highly commended and commended list is as follows:

Young Achiever of the Year – Sponsored by Success Train

Danny Branson – Morgan Sindall

Leadership People and Development – Sponsored by Heathrow Airports Ltd

Cundall

Health and Safety – Sponsored by the Association for Project Safety

Cardiff Business School

Heritage Award

Lincoln Castle Revealed – Lincolnshire County Council, Arrol and Snell, Robert Woodhead Limited, The Morton Partnership, FAS Heritage, Summers Inman, Belvedere and Mouchel

Integration and Collaborative Working Award – Sponsored by Waterloo Air Products

P21 + Repeatable Rooms – ProCure21 plus Partnership Group, Department of Health, Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try, IHP, Interserve, Kier and Willmott Dixon

The Legacy – Sustainability Award – Sponsored by Constructing Excellence Wales

The Abberton Scheme – Northumbrian Water Group, MWH, EC Harris and Carillion Plc (Winner)

Gas to Grid – GENeco (Highly Commended)

Innovation – Sponsored by Northumbrian Water Group

UtterBerry Wireless Sensor Devices – Utterberry Ltd and Costain Skanska JV Crossrail

Value

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary – Interserve, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and AFL Architects

BIM Project of the Year  – Sponsored by Atlas Cloud

Pride Hospitals – Hopewood Park – Laing O’Rourke, Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Medical Architecture and Turner & Townsend (Winner)

A1 (M) Leeming to Barton Improvements – Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture, Highways England, AECOM and Grontmig (Highly Commended)

SME of the Year

Hodgson Sayers Ltd

Client of the Year – Sponsored by Diligentia

Stockton Borough Council

Achiever of the Year – Sponsored by Constructing Excellence in the North East

Louise Brooke-Smith

Project of the Year

Dawlish Emergency Project – Mott Macdonald, Network Rail, Tony Gee & Partners, BAM Nuttal, Amalgamated Construction and Dyer + Butler (Winner)

Lincoln Castle Revealed – Lincolnshire County Council, Arrol and Snell, Robert Woodhead Limited, The Morton Partnership, FAS Heritage, Summers Inman, Belvedere and Mouchel (Highly Commended)

Penarth Learning Community – Leadbitter – A Bouygues UK Company, Vale of Glamorgan County Council, HLM Architects, Arup and AECOM (Commended)

Information on the 2016 Constructing Excellence North East Awards will be announced later in the year. For more information on the awards visit www.cene.org.uk/award or contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 500 7880 or leanne@cene.org.uk.

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