Shortlist named for CCI awards

The Centre for Construction Innovation has revealed the finalists for the annual North West Regional Construction Awards.

From 150 nominations, 48 have been shortlisted across ten categories including Sustainability, Heritage and Project of the Year. The winners will be revealed at a 1920s themed black-tie awards ceremony and dinner at the Palace Hotel, Manchester on Thursday 31 May 2012.

Roy Stewart, operations director at the Centre for Construction Innovation, said: "The calibre and range of entries gets better year on year, the previous five years have been a huge success; with past winners going on to achieve national accolades. I have no doubt that this year's awards will, once again, prove that the North West stands at the forefront of the construction industry".

The finalists for the North West Regional Construction Awards 2012 (listed alphabetically) are:

Leadership and People Development Award

  • Blackpool LEP, Blackpool and the Fylde College
  • Cruden Group
  • Lend Lease
  • Mitchell's Scaffolding

Sustainability – Our Legacy Award

  • Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College – Pozzoni
  • Bowes Street Regeneration – Manchester City Council
  • Brockholes Visitor Centre – Mansell Construction Services
  • Helena Partnerships BISF Project – Forrest
  • Hope Academy – Willmott Dixon Construction
  • The Green Base – Paragon Construction Group

Integration and Collaborative Working Award – Value in Construction

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

Business Innovation Award

  • Greenhoard – Fast Fence
  • Recipro Managed Service – Recipro
  • Responsible Innovators – Create Construction

Heritage Award

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

Contractor of the Year Award

  • Conlon Construction
  • Emanuel Whittaker
  • Forrest
  • Kier Construction
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Wates Construction

SME of the Year Award

  • D Morgan
  • Emanuel Whittaker
  • McGoff & Byrne
  • Mitchell's Scaffolding
  • PLP Construction
  • Warden Construction

Client of the Year Award

  • Blackpool Coastal Housing – Nominated by Forrest
  • Bolton Council – Nominated by Kier Construction
  • Knowsley MBC – Nominated by Morgan Sindall
  • Oldham MBC – Nominated by Willmott Dixon Construction

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  • Aimee Bond – Blackpool Coastal Housing
  • Eric Lou – Create Construction
  • Nathan Woodall – Lend Lease

Project of the Year Award

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

Tickets for the awards ceremony and dinner are now on sale

Tickets cost £120.00+VAT per person.

To purchase tickets please click here

If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact Emma Looskin on 0161 295 5076 or email

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