In the first of our series building up to this year's North West Regional Construction Awards at the end of May we look back at a winner from 2009 to see what made this project stand out.
Places for People Award
Large Scale Project of the Year
Winner: Liverpool City Council
- Faber Maunsell
- Camlin Lonsdale
- Urban Initiatives
- BDP Landscape
- Balfour Beatty Construction
- Aggregate Industries
Project Timescales: Works submitted commenced in September 2003 and completed in March 2008
Project Contract Value: £73m
Type of Work: Public realm works comprising new road and pavement reconstruction, tree planting, lighting, street furniture, public art, site interpretation.
Type of Client: Local Authority
Project Overview: The Highways projects team was set up within the Transportation Service to deliver the City Centre Movement Strategy, an overall £73m programme of traffic and public realm improvements in the city centre containing £26.9m public realm works. It is a multidisciplinary team with skills in engineering, urban design, project and financial management. Public realm works comprising new road and pavement reconstruction, tree planting, lighting, street furniture, public art and site interpretation undertaken from September 2003 to March 2008. A range of public realm works was selected from the overall programme for this submission to demonstrate exceptionally high quality of paving and urban design works. The emphasis was on delivering works of exceptional quality to a design life of 40 years with detailing to ease future maintenance.
Impact: The delivery of the programme was innovative for the council which has not approached project delivery in this way previously. The forging of a partnership to manage design issues and setting up a framework contract has brought the advantages of early contractor involvement and more cost certainty to projects. Dispute resolution has been effectively managed throughout contracts and claims and cost increases at the end of projects minimised and in most cases eradicated completely.
What the Judges said: "This Award looked at the development of places for people and picked out the projects that improved the quality of life in terms of issues such as crime, health and education."
"The Judges final decision was based on the public area created and the sense of community engendered for both of these projects"
The North West Regional Construction Awards 2010, organised by the Centre for Construction Innovation, takes place on 27 May at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.
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