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Welcome to the 12th annual North West Regional Construction Awards.

The annual Awards event has become recognised across the region as the biggest and brightest celebration and showcase of excellence for our construction and infrastructure sectors. More significantly, the applications process and the rigorous judging procedure serve to both drive improvement, and to demonstrate excellence, in the delivery of construction and infrastructure, and indeed facilities of all kinds.

With 18 categories ranging from 'Client of the Year' to 'People Development', these awards are pan-industry and recognise more than the great projects delivered; they focus on people, their behaviour and the approaches taken to achieve best social value, as well as, economic value.

Last year, we saw an increase in both the number and the quality of entries to the Awards. As a result the North West won more categories than any other region at the National Constructing Excellence Awards, held in London in November, 2017.

Since the publication of the Farmer Review, 'Modernise or Die', in October 2016, National Constructing Excellence has marked a shift in gear and clarified the core mission to support disruption of the industry’s delivery models for better social and economic built environment outcomes. This shift is reflected in the Awards.

Consistency in the Awards process and categories is maintained through the Constructing Excellence Regional Partnership. To the challenges and opportunities presented by market conditions and BREXIT, in our region we can add devolution. Early 2018 will see the publication of a national 'Construction Sector Deal' and 'Greater Manchester will work in partnership with the Government to develop a Local Industrial Strategy'. These initiatives recognise both the peculiarities and particularities of the construction sector and the regional economies. The regional Constructing Excellence Awards can become an important source of evidence for how these policies need to play out differently across the regions and may result in more Local Construction Industry Strategies.

Regular entrants will notice some changes this year –the Young Achiever Award has a new name and new criteria. This Award is now called the G4C Future Leader Award. We also have two new categories the Offsite Construction Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award. Please ensure you read the application forms thoroughly if entering into these categories.

The Awards are hosted by the Centre for Construction Innovation (School of the Built Environment) at the University of Salford and by Constructing Excellence North West.

Wishing you all the very best of luck for the 2018 Awards!

Professor Peter McDermott
Chair of the North West Judging Panel
Constructing Excellence in the North West
Board Member National Constructing Excellence



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About the awards

Entries to the Awards are welcomed from large or small organisations, project teams and individuals involved in delivering building and civil engineering projects in the North West.

We are particularly keen to recognise the contribution of smaller organisations and encourage them to apply across all categories of awards as well as to the SME category.
Being recognised by your peers for excellence in construction will bring enormous benefits to your business, helping you to attract new clients, cement existing relationships and raise your staff morale. The winners of these awards go forward to the National Awards in London in autumn 2018, to compete with awards from each English region and from the Devolved Nations . The only way to get nominated for a Constructing Excellence National Award is to win a Regional Award.


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The event

The Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place on Friday 6 July 2018. It will be held at the Principal Hotel in Manchester City Centre. Further details on the event timings will be announced shortly.



North West Regional Construction Awards 2018
The Finalists


Client of the Year

Babcock International Ltd

submitted by Kier Construction

Liverpool City Council

submitted by Morgan Sindall

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

submitted by Interserve

Together Housing
University of Manchester

submitted by Manchester & Cheshire Construction Co. Ltd


Contractor of the Year

Kier Construction
Morgan Sindall
Willmott Dixon Construction


Digital Construction Award

The Christie Proton Beam Centre

Organisations involved: Interserve, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, HKS Architects and Arup

St Margaret's C of E Primary School

Organisations involved: ISG, Manchester City Council, Premier Modular, Lovelock Mitchell, Patrick Parsons and Scott Hughes


G4C Future Leader Award

Ryan Southern, Kier Construction
Stephen Healy, B4Box


Health, Safety & Wellbeing Award

Safety First and Foremost, NG Bailey
The Casey Group Ltd


Innovation Award

Greater Manchester Smart Community Demonstration Project

Organisations involved: Procure Plus, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Northwards Housing, Six Town Housing, Wigan Council, New Energy and Industrial Technology

Road Mole Ltd
Smart M&E Plug & Play for Offsite Construction

Organisations involved: Patrick Parsons, Richmond Housing partnership, Legal & General Homes Ltd, Wimshurst Pellereti Architects and Extreme Low Energy

Urban Splash House

Organisations involved: Urban Splash, shedKM, TDO Architecture and George Clarke and Partners


Integration & Collaborative Working Award

Cumbria County Council Infrastructure Recovery Programme

Organisations involved: Cumbria County Council and Mott MacDonald

Knowledge Quarter Liverpool
Sensor City

Organisations involved: Kier Construction, University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, IBI, Curtins and Lorne Stewart

St Margaret's C of E Primary School

Organisations involved: ISG, Manchester City Council, Premier Modular, Lovelock Mitchell, Patrick Parsons and Scott Hughes

Stockport Homes and B4Box
The Christie Proton Beam Centre

Organisations involved: Interserve, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, HKS Architects and Arup

The Sovini Group Collaborative Partnership

Organisations involved: The Sovini Group, One Vision Housing, Sovini Property Services, The Carroll Group and Sovini Trade Supplies

Warrington Strategic Infrastructure Programme

Organisations involved: Balfour Beatty, Warrington Borough Council and Scape Group

Wigan Community Fire & Ambulance Station

Organisations involved: Willmott Dixon Construction, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Blue Sky Architects, Olenka Brain and Curtins Consulting


Offsite Construction Award

Barnes Village

Organisations involved: Icarus LSF

Holiday Inn Trafford City

Organisations involved: Chapman Taylor LLP, Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd, Trafford City Hotel Limited, Tower Hotel Management Limited, IHG, CIMC MBS UK, Capita, Topland, Mill Lane Estates and Marick

OSCO Homes, Together Housing & HM Hindley Prison

Organisations involved: Together Housing Association, OSCO Homes/Procure Plus, Acanthus WSM and Identity Consult

shedKM
St Lukes Primary School

Organisations involved: Atkins, Salford City Council, Urban Vision and Laing O’Rourke


Outstanding Achiever Award

John Finlay, Manchester City Council
Martin Brown, Fairsnape
Stuart Anwyl, Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald


People Development Award

Manchester & Cheshire Construction Co. Ltd
The Development of Flexible and Accelerated Built Environment Degrees at the University of Salford
Wates Construction


Preservation & Rejuvenation Award

Alder Grange

Organisations involved: Mersey Design Group Ltd, Downfield Homes Ltd, Southey Building Services Ltd, Mercury Consulting Engineers Ltd, BCA Landscaping, Tree Health Consulting Ltd and Emile K. Sanan

Cumbria Infrastructure Recovery - Brougham Old Bridge

Organisations involved: Cumbria County Council, Mott MacDonald, Metcalfe Plant Hire Ltd – Civil Engineering Division, Curtins Consulting and Capita

Former Unitarian Chapel, Upper Brook Street, Manchester

Organisations involved: Czero, HH Smith & Sons Co Ltd and Buttress Architects Ltd

Stanley Grove Primary Academy

Organisations involved: Interserve, Education Funding Agency, White Young Green and JM Architects

Storyhouse Theatre, Chester

Organisations involved: Kier Construction, Cheshire West and Chester, Bennetts Associates, Ellis Williams, WSP and Charcoal Blue

Tatton Park Farm, Cheshire

Organisations involved: F Parkinson Ltd, Cheshire East Council, Tatton Park Farm, Buttress Architects and Focus Consultants 2010 LLP


SME of the Year

Krol Corlett Construction Limited
Lane End Developments Construction Ltd
Lowbury Construction Ltd
Manchester & Cheshire Construction Co. Ltd
MBC Building Contractors NW Ltd


Sub-Regional Project of the Year - Cheshire, Wirral and Warrington

Jodrell Bank Telescope

Organisations involved: MBC Building Contractors NW Ltd, University of Manchester, Network Scaffolding, Taziker and SHAL Steel

Storyhouse Theatre, Chester

Organisations involved: Kier Construction, Cheshire West and Chester, Bennetts Associates, Ellis Williams, WSP and Charcoal Blue

Tatton Park Farm, Cheshire

Organisations involved: F Parkinson Ltd, Cheshire East Council, Tatton Park Farm, Buttress Architects and Focus Consultants 2010 LLP

Unilever Advanced Manufacturing Centre

Organisations involved: Unilever, DLA Architecture Ltd, BAM (Lancashire), Arcadis - QS and PM, GHD Structural Engineers and Hoare Lee - M&E Engineers


Sub-Regional Project of the Year - Cumbria

Cumbria Infrastructure Recovery - Brougham Old Bridge

Organisations involved: Cumbria County Council, Mott MacDonald, Metcalfe Plant Hire Ltd - Civil Engineering Division, Curtins Consulting and Capita


Sub-Regional Project of the Year – Liverpool

Alder Grange

Organisations involved: Mersey Design Group Ltd, Downfield Homes Ltd, Southey Building Services Ltd, Mercury Consulting Engineers Ltd, BCA Landscaping, Tree Health Consulting Ltd and Emile K. Sanan

Blackburne House, Liverpool

Organisations involved: Cunard Construction, Blackburne House Group and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Chancery House

Organisations involved: Falconer Chester Hall, Paul Young (Private Developer), Nu Construction Limited, Ridge and Partners LLP and Civic Engineers

Merseyside Police Operational Command Centre

Organisations involved: Morgan Sindall, Merseyside Police, MACE, Ryder Architects and Curtins

Sensor City

Organisations involved: Kier Construction, University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, IBI, Curtins and Lorne Stewart

Victoria Street Multi-Storey Car Park, Liverpool

Organisations involved: Willmott Dixon Construction, Liverpool City Council, Leach Rhodes Walker and Hill Cannon


Sub-Regional Project of the Year – Manchester

Limelight

Organisations involved: Willmott Dixon Construction, Trafford Housing Trust, PRP Architects and Identity Consult

Samuel Alexander Building

Organisations involved: Manchester & Cheshire Construction Co. Ltd, University of Manchester, Gardiner and Theobald LLP, Halliday Meecham and WYG

Sir Williams Siemens House, Didsbury

Organisations involved: P.P. O'Connor Group Limited, Siemens PLC, HDP Associates, Booth King Partnership Limited and Planit IE LLP

Stanley Grove Primary Academy

Organisations involved: Interserve, Education Funding Agency, White Young Green and JM Architects

The Christie Proton Beam Centre

Organisations involved: Interserve, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, HKS Architects and Arup


Project of the Year

Alder Grange
Blackburne House, Liverpool
Chancery House
Cumbria Infastructure Recovery - Brougham Old Bridge
Jodrell Bank Telescope
Limelight
Merseyside Police Operational Command Centre
Samuel Alexander Building
Sensor City
Sir William Siemens House, Didsbury
Stanley Grove Primary Academy
Storyhouse Theatre, Chester
Tatton Park Farm, Cheshire
The Christie, Proton Beam Therapy Centre
Unilever Advanced Manufacturing Centre
Victoria Street Multi-Storey Car Park, Liverpool



2017 Highlights



Sponsorship opportunities

Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are now available.
For all sponsorship enquiries please contact Caroline Ellison at ce@weareclear.co.uk or on 0161 448 2424

Time to decide the industry's future

'Modernise or Die' – that was the name, or more importantly the fundamental message, of my 2016 review for the UK Government.

The Constructing Excellence Awards recognise and promote the very best behaviours and practices that drive positive change in the industry. They demonstrate why and how our industry can constructively and robustly challenge every element of the way we do business to ensure we are able to deliver outstanding buildings and infrastructure safely, reliably, profitably and sustainably for the benefit of our customers, our colleagues and wider society.

'Modernise or Die' identified 10 core symptoms of our ailing, and frequently failing industry, principally caused by three main factors (survivalist/reactionist mindset, mal-aligned commercial interests, and no strategic imperative for change). Most importantly it made nine inter-twined recommendations designed to help enable the built environment sector to finally commence a transformational journey of modernisation and improvement that has now become critical to sustaining its very future.

These awards celebrate those construction clients that create the best environment for the supply chain to deliver successful outcomes. The importance of strong client leadership of industry change through intelligent commissioning is a major theme of my review and I would not underestimate its importance in enabling the construction sector to respond accordingly and up its game. These awards also celebrate organisations that have clear strategies for understanding client needs and consistently delivering outstanding customer satisfaction as well as social value. Innovation, collaboration, people development, the nurturing of young achievers, and the creation of apprenticeships and sustainable employment outcomes are all critical elements to delivering outstanding built assets that enable users/occupiers and the community at large to thrive in their daily lives.

I urge you to engage whole-heatedly with the change agenda encouraged by these awards – be inspired by the brilliant winners and finalists, but more importantly learn from their actions and success to drive your own business and people forward. Decide your own future - Modernise or die – it’s your choice.

Mark Farmer
CEO Cast Consultancy and author of 2016 independent government review 'Modernise or Die'


Contact

For further information on North West Regional Construction Awards application process please email:
sobe-constructingexcellenceawards@salford.ac.uk
Alternatively, please call Peter McDermott on 0161 295 4808

For further information about the Awards ceremony and gala dinner please contact Caroline Ellison at ce@weareclear.co.uk or on 0161 448 2424

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Caroline Ellison at ce@weareclear.co.uk or on 0161 448 2424