Awards: Stockport Council, Altrad NSG, CCI winners

Woodbank Wood in Stockport won a silver award in the Royal Forestry Society's Excellence in Forestry Awards 2013. Stockport Council's Woodbank Wood, which was entered in the urban forestry category in the North West awards, runs adjacent to the River Goyt from Woodbank Memorial Park near Stockport town centre towards Poise Brook and Chadkirk.

Scaffolding and industrial services firm Altrad NSG has achieved its eighth consecutive Gold Standard for excellence in health and safety. The Deeside-based firm, which operates at sites across the UK, was awarded a Gold Medal for Occupational Health & Safety, by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

The North West construction industry gathered last week at the Palace Hotel in Manchester for the seventh annual North West Construction Awards. Hosted by the Centre for Construction Innovation, the Constructing Excellence Centre for the North West the night saw 16 award winners and eight highly commended finalists rewarded for their accomplishments.

The winners were as follows:

Leadership & People Development Award. Sponsored by McGoff & Byrne

Winner: B4Box

Highly Commended: Kier Construction

Integration & Collaborative Working Award

Winner: Manchester Town Hall Complex, Transformation Programme, submitted by Laing O'Rourke

Highly Commended: Laneshawbridge Primary School, submitted by Conlon Construction

Business Innovation Award. Sponsored by Aspect Construction

Winner: CombiSave, submitted by Mole Group

Highly Commended: Ni Smartbuild, submitted by MPulse

Health & Safety Award. Sponsored by Willis

Winner: FT Finley

Highly Commended: Mitchell's Scaffolding

Sustainability Award. Sponsored by Capita Symonds

Winner: Armstrong Point, submitted by Tolent Construction & Kingspan Environmental

Heritage Award. Sponsored by Laing O'Rourke

Winner: Florence Institute, submitted by Purcell

Contractor of the Year Award. Sponsored by Hill Dickinson

Winner: Kier Construction

Client of the Year Award

Winner: Cheshire West & Chester Council nominated by Kier Construction

Highly Commended: LHT nominated by CITB ConstructionSkills – Talent Pool

Young Achiever Award. Sponsored by Equity Housing Group

Winner: Mohamoud Hersi & Sean Millican, Wates Construction nominated by Atom Regeneration

Highly Commended: Aimee Bond, Blackpool Coastal Housing, Brendan Hutton, WMB Installations, Debra Bunn, Cundall, Holly Brunt, Kier Construction

SME of the Year Award

Winner: B4Box

Highly Commended: Create Construction

NW Project of the Year Award

Winner: One Angel Square – Co-operative Group Head Office, submitted by BAM Construction

Highly Commended: Northside Bridge, submitted by Birse Civils / Balfour Beatty

Regional projects of the year

Manchester:

Winner: One Angel Square – Co-operative Group Head Office, submitted by BAM Construction

Lancashire:

Winner: Armstrong Point, submitted by Tolent Construction & Kingspan Environmental

Liverpool:

Winner: Liverpool Central Library, submitted by Austin-Smith:Lord

Cumbria:

Winner: Northside Bridge, submitted by Birse Civils / Balfour Beatty

Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral:

Winner: Chester Town Hall Refurbishment, submitted by Lovelock Mitchell Architects

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