NWRCA Winners, P.Clear
Wates Construction, Tilbury Douglas, Morgan Sindall, Hays Recruitment, AB Engineering, Place North West, Place Tech and Relentless sponsored the event. Credit: via Clear

Full List | North West Regional Construction Awards winners 

Dan Whelan

Morgan Sindall Construction was named contractor of the year, while The Spine picked up the best project gong at the 15th edition of the award ceremony.

  • Scroll down for the full list of winners 

Around 400 guests gathered at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel last Friday for the North West Regional Construction Awards.  

In a pre-recorded message, Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram welcomed guests to the event.

“I am delighted that the Liverpool City Region can once again play host to the North West construction sector at the heart of the North Liverpool regeneration area,” Rotheram said. 

The 2021 NWRCA were sponsored by Place North West, Place Tech, Wates Construction, Tilbury Douglas, Morgan Sindall, Hays Recruitment, AB Engineering, and Relentless. 

The awards are held in partnership with Constructing Excellence in the North West, and were hosted by the School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford and the Centre for Construction Innovation.  

Peter McDermott, NWRCA, P.Clear

Peter McDermott: “The awards provide a space to share innovation and best practice”. Credit: via Clear

“The awards help to provide a space to share innovation and best practice as well as demonstrating the contribution of the sector to improved social value, and economic and environmental outcomes,” said Peter McDermott, chair of Constructing Excellence in the North West, and professor of construction procurement at the University of Salford. 

Communications agency Clear produced and managed the event. 

 

The winners

 

Client of the Year sponsored by Place North West 

Winner: Liverpool John Moores University 

Nominated by: Faithful+Gould 

 

Conservation and Regeneration Award 

Winner: Warwick Bridge Corn Mill 

Organisations involved: Cultura Trust, Mosedale Gillatt Architects, Historic Property Restoration, RNJ Partnership, Building Design Northern Building Services, Sine Consulting and Carbon & Environment Solutions. 

 

Contractor of the Year 

Winner: Morgan Sindall Construction 

 

Digital Construction Award sponsored by Place Tech 

Winner: The Spine 

Organisations involved: BIMBox, Morgan Sindall Construction, Liverpool City Council, Royal College of Physicians, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, AHR, Overbury, AB Engineering and CBRE. 

 

G4C Future Leader Award sponsored by Wates Construction 

Winner: Tamara Barker, Engie UK Place and Communities 

 

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Award sponsored by Morgan Sindall 

Winner: M&Y Maintenance and Construction 

Organisations involved: The Regenda Group and M&Y Maintenance and Construction.

 

Innovation Award 

Winner: First Light Pavilion 

Organisations involved: University of Manchester, Kier Construction, Hassell, JM Architects, Buro Four, Simon Fenton Partnership, Mott MacDonald, Lorne Stewart, Atelier One, Roscoe, Mayo, Planit-IE, DEP and Kier Professional Services. 

 

Integration and Collaborative Working Award 

Winner: North West Construction Hub 

Organisations involved: North West Construction Hub (NWCH), Balfour Beatty, Bowmer and Kirkland, Casey, Conlon Construction, Engie, Eric Wright Construction, Galliford Try, ISG PLC, Graham, Kier Construction, Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall Construction, Robertson, Seddon, Vinci Construction, Warden, Wates Construction, John Turner, and MC Construction. 

 

Highly commended: Centre Link Park Road

Organisations involved: Warrington Council, Balfour Beatty, Ramboll and Scape Civil Engineering and Infrastructure. 

 

Outstanding Achievement Award 

Joint Winner: Neil Conlon, Conlon Construction 

Joint Winner: Phil Shaw, Tilbury Douglas

 

Special Recognition Award 

Winner: Roger Burton, nvirohaus and Constructing Excellence Best Practice Club 

 

People Development Award 

Winner: Manchester & Cheshire Construction  

 

SME of the Year sponsored by Hays Recruitment 

Winner: Manchester & Cheshire Construction  

Highly commended: Conlon Construction 

 

Sustainability Award sponsored by AB Engineering 

Winner: Carbon Reducing Flywheel 

Organisations involved: Kier Construction, Sunbelt Rentals, PUNCH Flybrid and Knowsley Council 

 

Value Award 

Winner: Delamere Forest Visitor Centre 

Organisations involved: Willmott Dixon Construction, Forestry England, Design Group, Gardiner and Theobald, Tier Consult and TACE. 

 

Cheshire, Wirral and Warrington sub-regional project of the year 

Winner: First Light Pavilion 

Organisations involved: University of Manchester, Kier Construction, Hassell, JM Architects, Buro Four, Simon Fenton Partnership, Mott MacDonald, Lorne Stewart, Atelier One, Roscoe, Mayo, Planit-IE, DEP and Kier Professional Services. 

 

Cumbria sub-regional project of the year 

Winner: Pooley Bridge, the UK’s first stainless steel road bridge 

Organisations involved: Eric Wright Civil Engineering, Cumbria County Council, Knight Architects, GHD Consulting Engineers, Mott MacDonald and Cumbria CC WEC. 

 

Lancashire sub-regional project of the year 

Winner: UCLan Student Centre and University Squares 

Organisations involved: University of Central Lancashire, Bowmer and Kirkland, AECOM, Hawkins\Brown and BDP. 

 

Liverpool City Region sub-regional project of the year 

Winner: The Spine 

Organisations involved: BIMBox, Morgan Sindall Construction, Liverpool City Council, Royal College of Physicians, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, AHR, Overbury, AB Engineering and CBRE. 

 

Manchester sub-regional project of the year 

Winner: Manchester Museum Courtyard  

Organisations involved: University of Manchester, Kier Construction, Buro Four, Baker Mallett, Buro Happold, Max Fordham, AB Engineering and Purcell. 

 

Project of the Year – Building 

Winner: The Spine  

Organisations involved: BIMBox, Morgan Sindall Construction, Liverpool City Council, Royal College of Physicians, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, AHR, Overbury, AB Engineering and CBRE. 

 

Project of the Year – Civils 

Winner: Pooley Bridge, the UK’s first stainless steel road bridge  

Organisations involved: Eric Wright Civil Engineering, Cumbria County Council, Knight Architects, GHD Consulting Engineers, Mott MacDonald and Cumbria CC WEC.

 

Winners from the North West Awards will be put forward to the national Constructing Excellence Awards taking place in early 2022. 

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