Construction Award winners announced

The North West construction sector celebrated the achievements of the region's best and most innovative projects and organisations at last week's annual awards ceremony, held at the Palace Hotel, Manchester.

Notable winners included Manchester City Council, which picked up a hat-trick of awards, Ordsall Hall Museum, which won the Project of the Year along with the Heritage Award, and Brockholes Visitor Centre, which was awarded a special Judges' Award, as well as the Sustainability Award.

The winners and runners-up on the evening were as follows:

Leadership and People Development

  • Winner: Cruden Group
  • Runners-up: Blackpool LEP, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Lend Lease, Mitchell's Scaffolding

Sustainability – Our Legacy Award

  • Winner: Brockholes Visitor Centre, Mansell Construction Services
  • Highly Commended: The Green Base – Paragon Construction Group
  • Runners-up: Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College – Pozzoni LLP, Bowes Street Regeneration – Manchester City Council, Helena Partnerships BISF Project – Forrest, Hope Academy – Willmott Dixon Construction

Integration and Collaborative Working

  • Winner: Ghyll Head Outdoor Centre, Boathouse – Manchester City Council & Construction Framework Partners
  • Runners-up: Great Sankey High School 6th Form Block -McGoff & Byrne,Orchard Grove, Darwen – Wates Living Space and Together Housing Group,Ronald McDonald House, Manchester – AEW Architects,Saint Ambrose College – Balfour Beatty Construction Northern

Business Innovation

  • Winner: Create Construction – Responsible Innovators
  • Highly Commended: Recipro – Recipro Managed Service
  • Runners-up: Fast Fence – Greenhoard

Heritage

  • Winner: Salford City Council, Urban Vision & Lloyd Evans Prichard – Ordsall Hall Museum
  • Highly Commended: Forge Lane Water Tower – AEW Architects
  • Runners-up: Blackpool Winter Gardens – Donald Insall Associates, Blackpool Council, Crewe Municipal Buildings – Fulwood Roofing (Northern), UK Restoration Services

Contractor of the Year

  • Winner: Kier Construction
  • Highly Commended: Conlon Construction
  • Runners-up: Emanuel Whittaker, Forrest, Laing O'Rourke, Wates Group

SME of the Year

  • Winner: Warden Construction
  • Highly Commended: Mitchell's Scaffolding
  • Runners-up: D Morgan, Emanuel Whittaker, McGoff & Byrne, PLP Construction,

Client of the Year

  • Winner: Bolton Council
  • Runners-up: Blackpool Coastal Housing, Knowsley Council, Oldham Council

Young Achiever of the Year

  • Winner: Nathan Woodall, Lend Lease
  • Runners-up: Aimee Bond, Blackpool Coastal Housing, Eric Lou, Create Construction

Project of the Year

  • Winner: Salford City Council, Urban Vision & Lloyd Evans Prichard – Ordsall Hall Museum
  • Runners-up: Brockholes Visitor Centre – Mansell Construction Services, ESSA Academy – Kier Construction, Great Sankey High School 6th Form Block – McGoff & Byrne, Hope Academy – Willmott Dixon Construction, St Helens College Town Centre Campus Redevelopment – Interserve Construction

Judges' Award for Special Achievement

  • Winner: Brockholes Visitor Centre, Mansell Construction Services

Local Economic Awards

Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral Local Economic Award

  • Great Sankey High School 6th Form Block – McGoff & Byrne

Cumbria Local Economic Award

  • Ghyll Head Outdoor Centre, Boathouse – Manchester City Council & Construction Framework Partners

Lancashire Local Economic Award

  • Bradley Youth Hub – Arcus Consulting LLP

Liverpool Local Economic Award

  • Hope Academy – Willmott Dixon Construction

Manchester Local Economic Award

  • Bowes Street Regeneration – Manchester City Council
  • Highly Commended: Salford Construction Partnership

The awards were hosted by the Centre for Construction Innovation, part of the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford. Sponsors included the University of Salford, Hill Dickinson, Lend Lease, GB Building Solutions, Premier Guarantee, Cruden Group Limited, Conlon Construction, Wilmott Dixon Construction, Kier Construction and Mansell Construction Services.

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