Bluecoat arts centre

CCI NW construction award winners announced

The restoration of the historic Bluecoat arts centre, the oldest building in Liverpool city centre, was recognised in two categories at the third annual North West Regional Construction Awards, organised by the Centre for Construction Innovation.

The awards saw winners named in no less than 15 categories:

Skills & Education Company

  • Major contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction Northern
  • Small contractor: Conlon Construction

Local People, Local Jobs

  • Blackpool Coastal Housing

Places for People

  • Large: Liverpool City Council, City Centre Movement Strategy: Public Realm Works
  • Small: Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Middleton Arena, Rochdale

Environmental Sustainability

  • Lancaster University: County and Grizedale Eco-residences
  • Highly commended: Thomas Barnes, Cumbria Police Authority new headquarters


  • Pennine Vibropiling


  • Blencowe Partners, Blencowe Hall, Penrith
  • Highly commended: Donald Insall Associates, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Cheshire Warrington & Wirral Best Practice

  • Neptune Developments & Kier North West, New Brighton Floral Pavilion Theatre

Cumbria Best Practice

  • Capita Symonds, South Walney Nature Reserve

Lancashire Best Practice

  • Heritage Trust for the North West, restoration of The Kings Head, Blackburn

Liverpool Best Practice

  • Donald Insall Associates, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Manchester Best Practice

  • Taylor Woodrow trading entity of VINCI Construction UK, Tesco Stores, Thomas Street, Cheetham Hill

Contractor of the Year

  • Willmott Dixon Construction

SME of the Year

  • Freemont R & R

Client of the Year

  • Manchester City Council Capital Programme Division, nominated by Turner & Townsend

Project of the Year

  • Birse Coastal Partnerships Team & Wyre Borough Council, Cleveleys Coast Protection Scheme

The awards were presented at a dinner in Southport Theatre and Convention Centre, sponsored by The National Skills Academy, ConstructionSkills, BRE, Elevate East Lancashire, Morgan Ashurst, Cara Group incorporating Cara Construction and Cara Brickwork, The School of the Built Environment & BUHU, University of Salford, Willmott Dixon Construction and BEIN.

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