Last tickets remain for construction awards

The Centre for Construction Innovation said there are still opportunities to book for the North West Regional Construction Awards 2011 at Chester Racecourse in three weeks.

Now in its fifth year, the awards aim to recognise and reward the achievements of the North West construction industry, demonstrating the best and most innovative construction projects and working practices in the region.

There are twelve categories in total and all winners from the evening will be put forward to the National Constructing Excellence Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner in London later in the year.

The shortlist for this year's award categories includes:

  • Leadership and People Development Award/Equality and Diversity in Construction Award
    John Moores University/Mount Pleasant Development – Atom Community Regeneration
    Manchester People into Construction – Manchester City Council
    Salford Shared Apprenticeship Programme – Salford City Council
    Wates Living Space
  • Sustainability – Our Legacy Award/Resource Efficiency Award
    Brockholes – The Lancashire Wildlife Trust
    Heyhouse Estate, Lytham St Annes – Southdale Limited
    Park View Community School – Bramall Construction
    Wates Target Zero
  • Integration and Collaborative Working Award
    A34 Alderley Edge and Nether Alderley Bypass – Cheshire East Council
    BCH Supply Chain – Blackpool Coastal Housing
    Building Schools for the Future & Academies Programme – Manchester City Council
    M53 Bidston Moss Viaduct – Costain
  • Business Innovation Award
    Blackpool's Partnership Working – Blackpool Coastal Housing
    Bury Divisional Headquarters – Mansell Build Ltd
    Workington Temporary River Crossing – Morgan Sindall
  • Heritage Award
    Chester City Walls – Maysand
    Gaskell House, Manchester – Bernard Taylor Partnership Ltd
    Neptune Theatre Refurbishment – Nobles Construction Ltd
    Refurbishment of Bascule Bridge – Manchester & Cheshire Construction Co. Ltd
  • Contractor of the Year Award
    Bramall Construction
    Kier Northern
    Wates Living Space
    Willmott Dixon Construction Limited
  • SME of the Year Award
    Claremont Group Interiors Ltd
    Jackson, Jackson & Sons
    Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd
    Parkinson Building Contractors
  • Client of the Year Award
    Blackpool Coastal Housing
    Lancashire Wildlife Trust
    Manchester City Council
    People's History Museum
  • Project of the Year Award
    Faith Primary School, Everton – Conlon Construction Ltd
    Heyhouse Estate, Lytham St Annes – Southdale Limited
    Media City – Lend Lease
    Workington Temporary River Crossing – Morgan Sindall
  • Local Economic Awards – There will be no shortlist for this category; the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony

The awards are being hosted by Granada TV's Lucy Meacock and this year the theme is 'Cirque, Cirque'. CCI said it is anticipating over 500 guests on the evening, which starts at 6.45pm with a champagne drinks reception and will conclude at 1am.

Individual tickets are priced at £120 plus VAT and tables of ten are priced at £1,200 plus VAT. To purchase tickets, visit the Centre for Construction Innovation website here

North West Regional Construction Awards 2011The black-tie awards ceremony and dinner will take place on Thursday 26 May 2011 at Chester Racecourse. For further information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Emma Looskin or Hannah Kavanagh at CCI on 0161 295 5076 or email

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