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The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Regional Construction Awards. Now in its tenth year, the North West Regional Construction Awards are organised by the University of Salford and Constructing Excellence North West and supported by lead sponsor Hill Dickinson.

This year’s awards dinner will take place on 30 June at Liverpool’s Titantic Hotel, compered by broadcaster Louise Minchin.

Companies large and small from Merseyside, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Cumbria entered the awards, which recognise excellence among the region’s construction professionals and businesses.

Peter McDermott, professor of construction management at the University of Salford, and chairman of the judges, said: “These awards seek out the very best people, firms and projects, to share best practice and inspire others to better ways of working to create outstanding infrastructure for our region.

“Judges have been privileged to see the evidence of outstanding leadership, skills, collaboration and innovation. The message is loud and clear; the industry is in great shape to grasp the opportunities emerging around the Northern Powerhouse.”

Last year’s winners included Balfour Beatty for the Alexandra Park Restoration, Manchester; Kier for Project Arizona: The Walton Centre, Liverpool; and Mott Macdonald’s Jason Hyde was Young Achiever of the Year.

Winners will go forward to the National Constructing Excellence Awards to compete with the other English Regions and Wales in London later this year.

The shortlist in full

Project of the Year sponsored by Place North West

Anchorsholme Park Storage Tank – Phase 1 nominated by C2V+

Exhibition Centre Liverpool and Pullman Hotel nominated by ISG

Farnworth Tunnel, Bolton nominated by J Murphy and Sons Ltd / Network Rail Infrastructure Projects

Mellor Primary School Extension, Stockport nominated by MPS Construction

Oldham Central Leisure Centre nominated by Willmott Dixon

Revealing the Roch nominated by Rochdale Council

St. Hilda’s Church of England High School, Liverpool nominated by Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd

The Whitworth, The University of Manchester nominated by ISG

Client of the Year

Ashall Developments/ Aloft Hotel nominated by Clancy and Balfour Beatty

Rochdale Borough Council

Wigan Council nominated by F Parkinson

Contractor of the Year sponsored by Hill Dickinson

ISG

Morgan Sindall

Sovini

Willmott Dixon

Health and Safety Award

Anchorsholme Park Storage Tank – Phase 1 nominated by C2V+

Exhibition Centre Liverpool and Pullman Hotel nominated by ISG

Farnworth Tunnel, Bolton nominated by J Murphy & Sons / Network Rail Infrastructure Projects

St Hilda’s Church of England High School, Liverpool nominated by Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure

Heritage Award

Aloft Hotel nominated by Clancy

Library Walk Glazed Link Structure, Manchester nominated by Aecom

Re-roofing of the Engine House & Rope Race at Leigh Spinners Mill nominated by Craftsman Restoration Ltd T/A UK Restoration Services

Revealing the Roch nominated by Rochdale Council

Vita Student, Liverpool nominated by Russells Construction

Innovation Award sponsored by Redrow Homes

Library Walk Glazed Link Structure, Manchester nominated by Aecom

Life Cycle Costing in Construction, Knowledge Transfer Partnership nominated by Beverley Clifton Morris

Oldham Central Leisure Centre nominated by Willmott Dixon

Withington Girls’ School nominated by Levitt Bernstein

Integration and Collaborative Working Award

Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford nominated by Cassidy & Ashton / Conlon Construction

Lancaster University Library Refurbishment

Liverpool Schools Investment Programme nominated by Kier Construction – Northern

The Manchester Veterans’ Village nominated by ISG

Leadership and People Development Award

iSTEM centre, Preston’s College nominated by Kier Construction-Northern

SME of the Year sponsored by Hays Recruitment

Formby Surveys

Manchester & Cheshire Construction Co

Pinington

RH Irving Construction

Sovini Trade Supplies

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

Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford nominated by Cassidy & Ashton / Conlon Construction

Mellor Primary School Extension, Stockport nominated by MPS Construction

Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Incubator, Warrington, nominated by ISG

Sub-Regional Project of the Year Lancashire

Anchorsholme Park Storage Tank – Phase 1 nominated by C2V+

Engineering Building, Lancaster University nominated by Lancaster University

iSTEM centre, Preston’s College nominated by Kier Construction-Northern

Lancaster University Library Refurbishment   

Sub-Regional Project of the Year Liverpool

Ashall Developments / Aloft Hotel nominated by Clancy

Exhibition Centre Liverpool and Pullman Hotel nominated by ISG

Liverpool Schools Investment Programme nominated by Kier Construction – Northern

St. Hilda’s Church of England High School, Liverpool nominated by Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure

Vita Student, Liverpool nominated by Russells Construction

Sub-Regional Project of the Year Manchester

Farnworth Tunnel, Bolton nominated by J Murphy & Sons / Network Rail Infrastructure Projects

Home at First Street nominated by Wates Construction

Leigh Spinners Mill nominated Craftsmen Restoration T/A UK Restoration Services

Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway nominated by Balfour Beatty and Transport for Greater Manchester

Oldham Central Leisure Centre nominated by Willmott Dixon

Revealing the Roch nominated by Rochdale Council

The Manchester Veterans’ Village nominated by ISG

Withington Girls’ School nominated by Levitt Bernstein

Sustainability Award

Engineering Building nominated by Lancaster University

Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway nominated by Balfour Beatty and Transport for Greater Manchester

Mellor Primary School Extension, Stockport nominated by MPS Construction

The Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering incubator (AMEI, Warrington) nominated by ISG

Young Achiever of the Year

Chantel Daniels, B4Box

Mike Norris, Kier Construction – Northern

Lauren Murphy, Laing O’Rourke

Paul Vickers, Mott MacDonald

BIM Project of the Year

4D Simulation Environment for Track Renewal Programmes, NetworkRail/Thinklab nominated by Thinklab, University of Salford

Library Walk Glazed Link Structure, Manchester nominated by Aecom

Your Comments

With regards to the Leigh guided busway – I suggest you look at commuters woes, the severe increase in congestion and journey time for commuters then you will see this project has been nothing but an extortionate, expensive mistake!!!

By Lindsay

Absolute nonsense Lindsay, the route has slashed peak time journey times and because high frequency bus lanes are a more efficient use of road space, it has increased capacity.

By Commuter

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