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A night of celebration for construction industry

OCTOBER 1, 2012


The construction industry was hailed as the shining light of the economy at a glittering awards ceremony in London last night.

The Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2012, sponsored by Catlin Insurance (UK) Ltd, showcased some of the outstanding projects which have defied the economic gloom and have made a contribution to the well-being and quality of life of people across the region.

TV's Martin Roberts, who hosted the evening, told the packed audience at the Church House Conference Centre in Westminster: "I speak from the heart when I say how really impressed I am by the amazing projects showcased tonight.

"These are pretty tough times especially in this industry. We should be proud of what can be achieved and that the government looks to the construction industry as the saviour of the economy. How fantastic is that?"

There was a record entry for this year's awards and Derek Rees, regional director of Constructing Excellence London and the South East, was delighted with the quality and scope of the entries received.

As part of the selection process, shortlisted projects presented to a judging panel including sponsors and leading procurers such as the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

Mr Rees said: "Our winners are exceptional - innovative, quality-driven and determined. They have risen to the challenges of one of the worst recessions of the past century to deliver some world-class leading projects."

The full list of winners is:

Client of the Year (sponsored by Leadbitter Group): London and Quadrant Housing Trust - Faithorn Farrell Timms.

Integration & Collaborative Working (sponsored by Waterloo Air Products): Dartford West Tunnel Resurfacing Project - Jackson Civil Engineering.

Outstanding Customer Satisfaction (sponsored by Westfield): Lakehouse Customer Journey - Lakehouse.

Health & Safety (sponsored by the Association for Project Safety): Neo Bankside - Carillion.

Resource Efficiency: FM Conway Ltd Asphalt Recycling Plant.

Innovation (sponsored by The Clarkson Alliance): King Sheet Piling - Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering. Highly Commended: Hackney Homes Alliance Sustainability Strategy - Lakehouse.

Building Performance: Mayville Community Centre - bere:architects.

Value: Stryker Headquarters - ESA Architects.

SME of the Year (sponsored by Worthing Homes): Igloo Period Property Specialists. Highly commended: Bramber Construction.

Leadership & People Development (sponsored by ITC Concepts): Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering Academy - Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering. Highly commended: Building Lives Training Academy.

G4C Young Achiever (sponsored by McGee): Beulah Keane - Marks and Spencer.

Building Project of the Year (sponsored by Catlin): Westfield Stratford City - Westfield.

Civil Engineering Project of the Year (sponsored by Catlin): High Knocke to Dymchurch Sea Defences Frontage A - Birse Coastal


Nigel Cooper, of headline sponsors Catlin Insurance (UK) said: "There is no doubt that the year 2012 was the year that showcased constructing excellence in London and the South East with so many high profile projects.

"Being part of the judging panel gave me an insight into the levels of excellence achieved."

For more on the awards visit www.ce-awards.co.uk

   

Martin Roberts to host sell-out awards


AUGUST 23, 2012


TV property presenter Martin Roberts is to host a gala dinner and awards night celebrating the stars of construction, which has sold out more than six weeks before it takes place.

The Constructing Excellence Awards in London and the South East, which is being sponsored by Catlin Insurance and held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on September 27th, 2012, will showcase good practice in the industry.

As well as being a familiar face on TV, Martin is a hugely-respected journalist and author. In his own inimitable style, he will announce the winners of 13 hotly-contested awards on the night.

Derek Rees, regional director of Constructing Excellence London and South East, said: "We have worked really hard to raise the status and standards of our awards this year and we are delighted with such an overwhelming response.

"We are sure that everyone who attends on the night will have a great time and will enjoy an evening hosted by such a popular TV presenter."

As part of the selection process, shortlisted projects were recently invited to present to a judging panel in Reading. Judges included sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

Derek added: "These awards allow companies and project teams achieving great results to raise their profile and get the public recognition they deserve."

  

Working together for the benefit of Lewisham residents


AUGUST 9, 2012


The organisation behind the successful refurbishment of thousands of homes in Lewisham has been shortlisted for a major construction award.

London & Quadrant Housing Trust has so far achieved 97 per cent resident satisfaction since 3,600 homes in the borough were transferred from the council to the housing trust as part of the Lewisham Stock Transfer Project.

That success has led to London & Quadrant Housing Trust being nominated in the Client of the Year category, sponsored by Leadbitter Group, at the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2012.

The trust worked with Faithorn Farrell Timms and Martin Associates to engage with residents before implementing a five-year £69million programme of major repairs and environmental improvements to 3,600 homes in the borough.

At the start of the project, a 100-day environmental improvement programme was mobilised and following that 1,850 properties were refurbished to "decent homes plus" standard with newly-fitted and decorated bathrooms and kitchens in just 15 months.

Colin Farrell, senior partner for Faithorn Farrell Timms, said: "From the outset, London & Quadrant were committed to start the important repair and improvement works from day one. They recognised the need to use two consultants because of the volume of work and, in my experience, everyone wins. I wish all our projects were managed like this."

Roddy Kaundun, stock transfer investment manager for London & Quadrant South East, said: "It is important to set rigorous sustainability targets on a project of this scale and rise to the challenge of making them happen. We are not only proud of our performance but recognise the real value for residents, who will enjoy more energy efficient homes."

The other finalists in the Client of the Year category are Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Coaction Management) and Royal Medway Mail Centre (Watson Batty Architects Ltd).

As part of the selection process, shortlisted projects recently presented to a judging panel in Reading. The panel included sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

The winners will be revealed at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on September 27th, 2012, sponsored by Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

  


Stryker's design triumph puts staff first


AUGUST 6, 2012

Stryker UK's new £13.2million headquarters in Newbury have been nominated for two major construction awards.

The impressive building, designed by ESA Architects and project managed by Cushman & Wakefield, has provided the global medical technology giants with an exciting building in a landscaped environment on a previously derelict industrial site.

Having replaced a 25-year-old facility over the road the new building, which has panoramic views of Newbury Racecourse, has been shortlisted in the Value and Project of the Year categories at the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2012.

Staff welfare was placed at the heart of Stryker's brief for the new headquarters. In keeping with the company's reputation for maintaining a fantastic workplace, which has seen it regularly top the Sunday Times lists for most best places to work, it includes an onsite gym, restaurant and state-of-the-art health and safety measures.

Laurence Hipkin, vice president and general manager of Stryker (UK) Ltd said: "Through great collaboration of our project management team from Cushman & Wakefield and our architects ESA, we genuinely feel that all of our expectations have not only been met but have been exceeded, as well as creating a building that looks truly stunning."

Paul Jackson, head of development control for West Berkshire Council, said: "The Stryker building is a real design triumph and demonstrates what is possible when ambition is matched by delivered. This building creates a new idiom for the design of the area.

"Stryker headquarters is among four candidates for the Value Award. The others are Strode's College, Westminster Magistrates Court and Relish (Residents 4 Low Impact Sustainable Homes). The centre is also a finalist for Building Project of the Year, sponsored by Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd. The other three projects shortlisted are Royal Medway Mail Centre, Westminster Magistrates' Court, Westfield Stratford City.

 

Industry's finest shortlisted for top awards


JULY 22, 2012


The best the construction industry has to offer are to take the spotlight after the announcement of the finalists for the Constructing in Excellence in London in the South East Awards 2012.

Competition is particularly fierce this year with high-quality entries in each of the categories with some of the biggest names in the industry represented.

The project of the year category, sponsored by headline sponsor Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd, proved so competitive that the judges decided to extend the category to include: Civil Engineering Project of the Year, proved to competitive that the judges decided to extend the category to include: Civil Engineering Project of the Year and Building Project of the Year to take account of the diversity and quality of the seven showcase schemes up for awards.

They include two very different schemes in London which were project managed by Schal - the revamped Westminster Magistrates' Court and the Exhibition Road Streetscape Project, which is aimed at being pedestrian friendly.

Also up for awards in the category are Westfield's Stratford City development, which has regenerated the site adjacent to the Olympic Park, the newly-centralised Royal Medway Mail Centre delivered by Watson Batty Architects Limited, Transport for London's Green Park Station Upgrade Project, Stryker's impressive new Newbury headquarters designed by ESA Architects, and Birse Coastal's High Knocke to Dymchurch Sea Defences Frontage A.

Derek Rees, chief executive of SECBE Ltd and regional director of Constructing Excellence London and South East, said: "We are delighted with the quality of entries for this year's awards.

"Each of the categories is particularly competitive this year and we are looking forward to our awards night on 27th September when the winners are announced.

"The high standard of the entries shows that the construction industry has much to be proud of and its role in leading the economic recovery should not be under-estimated. We are delighted to be able to showcase so many outstanding projects and champion the people and businesses who have made it possible."

Finalists in the other categories are as follows:

Innovation (sponsored by the Clarkson Alliance): ExCel Southern Access Project (Jackson Civil Engineering), King Sheet Piling (Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering), Alexandra House - South London YMCA (Warings Contractors Ltd), A20/M20 Scrim Package (Jackson Civil Engineering), Hackney Homes Alliance - Sustainability Strategy (Lakehouse), Heathrow Terminal 2B Phase 2 (Balfour Beatty), Romney Weir Hydropower Project (Jackson Civil Engineering).

Client (sponsored by Leadbitter Group): Royal Mail Group Property (Watson Batty Architects Limited), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Coaction Management Ltd), London & Quadrant Housing Trust (Faithorn Farrell Timms).

Value: Strode's College (Dawnus Construction Ltd), Westminster Magistrates' Court (Schal), Relish - Residents 4 Low Impact Sustainable Homes (Worthing Homes), Stryker Headquarters (ESA Architects).

Integration and Collaborative Working (sponsored by Waterloo Air Products): Crest Nicholson (Crest Nicholson PLC), Partnership4Lewisham (London & Quadrant Housing Trust), Heathrow Terminal 2B Phase 2 (Balfour Beatty), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Coaction Management Ltd), Dartford West Tunnel Resurfacing Project (Jackson Civil Engineering), Property Services Cluster (Hampshire County Council), Hackney Homes Alliance - Sustainability Strategy (Lakehouse).

Achiever (sponsored by McGee): Beulah Keane, Alan King, Kimberley Meadows.

Leadership and People Development: Hackney Homes Alliance - Sustainability Strategy (Lakehouse), Building Lives Training Academy, High Performing Teams Initiative (The Clarkson Alliance), Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering Academy.

Customer Service (sponsored by Westfield): Beard, Worthing Homes, Lakehouse Customer Journey, Strode's College (Dawnus Construction Ltd), Royal Mail Group (Watson Batty Architects Ltd), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Coaction Management Ltd).

Resource Efficiency: Radcot Weir Paddle and Rymer Replacement (Jackson Civil Engineering), FM Conway Limited - Asphalt Recycling Plant (FM Conway Ltd), National Community Wood Recycling Project, Raised Modular Flooring (RMF Installation and Services Ltd).

Building Performance: St John's Church Development, Wembley (calfordseaden LLP), Mayville Community Centre (bere:architects), Hadlow College Rural Regeneration Centre (Eurobuild), Morden Hall Park (Crofton Design), The Camden Passivhaus (bere:architects).

SME (sponsored by Worthing Homes): SmartBIM Solutions, Provelio Ltd, Igloo Period Property Specialists, Francis Construction, Bramber Construction, Adept Management Ltd.

Health & Safety (sponsored by APS): Maylarch Environmental Ltd, Neo Bankside (Carillion Construction Services), The London Christian School Project (GML Construction Ltd).

As part of the selection process, shortlisted projects were invited to present to a judging panel in Reading on July 5th, 2012. The panel includes sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

The winners will be revealed at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on September 27th, 2012, sponsored by Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

Tickets to the gala event are priced £130 each or £1,300 for a table of 10. For more details visit the event website at www.ce-awards.co.uk

 

Delivering a first-class facility for the Royal Mail


JULY 16, 2012

 A new centre that will provide the benchmark for the way mail will be processed in future has been nominated for three major construction awards.

When it becomes fully operational this autumn, 850 staff will handle 3.2 million items a night at the new Royal Medway Mail Centre in Strood, which will be Kent's only mail centre replacing sites in Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone and Tonbridge.

The sorting hub, designed by Watson Batty Architects Limited, is now in the running in the Client, Customer Satisfaction and Project of the Year categories at the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2012.

The centre covers about 15,500 square metres and contains a three-storey block for administration plus a large single-storey processing facility. For the staff there is a large restaurant, a recreation area, roof terrace and small lecture theatre.

Paul Ryan of Watson Batty Architects said: "This is one of a new generation of mail centres that have been designed across the country for Royal Mail and is arguably the most advanced. The project progressed well and finished on time and within budget."

Chris Sheedy, head of Royal Mail Group Property, said: "I am delighted with the completed building and the performance of the contractor and consultants who safely delivered the project on time, within budget and to the requisite quality. The building has now become the benchmark for future Mail Centre projects."

Royal Medway Mail Centre is on a shortlist of three for the Client award, sponsored by Leadbitter Group along with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and London & Quadrant Housing Trust.

It is among six candidates for the Customer Satisfaction award, sponsored by Westfield, with Beard, Worthing Homes, Lakehouse Customer Journey, Strode's College and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The centre is also nominated for Project of the Year, sponsored by Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd. The other six projects shortlisted are Stryker Headquarters, Westminster Magistrates' Court, Westfield Stratford City, Green Park Station Upgrade Project, High Knock to Dymchurch Sea Defences Frontage A and Exhibition Road Streetscape Project.

As part of the selection process, shortlisted projects were invited to present to a judging panel in Reading on July 5th, 2012. The winners will be revealed at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on September 27th, 2012, sponsored by Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

 

Streetscape project puts pedestrians first


JULY 10, 2012

The innovative single-surface design of Exhibition Road, running from South Kensington to Hyde Park, has been shortlisted for a major construction award.

Construction management specialist Schal project managed the £15.2million Streetscape project, providing a mixed use pedestrian and vehicle zone along the thoroughfare on time and on budget before it was officially opened by Mayor of London Boris Johnson in February.

Designed by architects Dixon Jones, the scheme radically changed the appearance of the road, which offers easy access to key London landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall, National History Museum, Science Museum, V&A Museum and Imperial College and has now been shortlisted in the Project of the Year category at the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2012.

The road surface does away with kerb stones and traditional street clutter to create a single shared space divided into pedestrian, mixed use and drivers' zones. The zones are tied together by a bold diamond motif in granite which runs the entire length and width of the project.

Project manager Wayne Solman said: "The scheme created an attractive and unique public space in Exhibition Road befitting of its status as the cultural centre for London by changing the balance between pedestrians and traffic by giving pedestrians implied priority.
"Since completion, a significant number of museums, residential properties and shops have carried out façade improvements. The whole road is looking remarkably bright and new. The street improvements have given the whole area a lift."

Exhibition Road Streetscape Project is among seven developments shortlisted for the award. The others are Royal Medway Mail Centre, Stryker Headquarters, Westminster Magistrates' Court, Westfield Stratford City, Green Park Station Upgrade Project and High Knocke to Dymchurch Sea Defences Frontage A.

As part of the selection process, shortlisted projects were invited to present to a judging panel in Reading on July 5th, 2012. The panel included sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

The winners will be revealed at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on September 27th, 2012, sponsored by Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

 

Livinggreen Centre an asset to the community


JULY 8, 2012

An innovative redevelopment of the stable yard at Morden Hall Park has been shortlisted for a major construction award.

Having been commissioned by the National Trust, Crofton's conversion of the 125-acre park's historic stableyard, creating the Livinggreen Centre - a new visitor centre and café - has been shortlisted in the Building Performance category for the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2012.

Designed to be the most energy-efficient historic building in the country, the refurbishments also include offices for staff, exhibition space, stalls for craft artists to sell their work, a family picnic area and toilets and incorporate features such as the use of sustainable materials and installation of a hydropower system on the River Wandle that runs through the park.

The scheme has already won the design and innovation category at this year's Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards.

Mark Taylor, who was in charge of Crofton's work, said: "It was great to be involved with such a groundbreaking project. Its sustainability will ensure that the building is at the heart of the park's operation for many years to come."
Lisa Stango of Cowper Griffith Architects added: "The team pushed the boundaries at every stage of this projects, always trying to think outside the box, and it really shows in the final result.

"The Livinggreen Centre is a huge asset to the local community and everyone involved in the project deserves to be congratulated for what has been achieved."

The other finalists in the Building Performance category are St John's Church Develoment, Wembley; Mayville Community Centre; Hadlow College Rural Regeneration Centre; and The Camden Passivhaus.

As part of the selection process, finalists presented to a judging panel including sponsors and leading procurers such as the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

The winners will be revealed at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on September 27th, 2012, sponsored by Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

 
YMCA's high-speed build up for top award


JULY 6, 2012

 

A remarkable transformation of the YMCA building in Croydon has been shortlisted for a major construction award.

Warings Constractors Limited were the only company prepared to take on the challenge of demolishing and rebuilding the 80-bed hostel in a 58-week timescale but its successful development has seen in shortlisted in the Innovation category, sponsored by the Clarkson Alliance, at the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2012.

Warings achieved the tough timescale by overseeing the manufacturing of 161 modules, plus lift shafts, stairwells and a £200,000 plant roof, in Gloucestershire. They arrived in Croydon pre-built and were lifted into place by a 150-tonne crane. This method, equivalent to a floor being built every two and a half days, is estimated to save three months of building time.

Guy Shepherd, area manager of Warings Contractors Ltd, said: "The YMCA is largely funded through government grants, and the recent change in responsibility for this from the HCA to the GLA placed a firm deadline on the viability of the project."

"Without the solution proposed by Warings, the project would not have gone ahead, resulting in 80 fewer beds for vulnerable young people in the community. Quite simply, this innovation made the difference between the project proceeding or not."

The new South London YMCA building provides temporary accommodation and support in a mixture of 54 fully-fitted studios and two-person shared flats for up to 80 homeless people.

Colin Crowther, Warings' construction director, said: "We are the only contractor to offer a timescale like this because we are the only people to offer a modular solution.

"There was a time when this pace of build would have been simply unthinkable but now we are able to deliver on such quick timescales while producing buildings to the highest standards."

Alexandra House is among seven developments shortlisted for the award. The others are ExCel Southern Access Project, King Sheet Piling, A20/M20 Scrum Package, Hackney Homes Alliance, Heathrow Terminal 2B Phase 2 and Romney Weir Hydropower Project.

As part of the selection process, finalists the shortlisted projects were invited to present to a judging panel featuring sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency, and the winners will be revealed at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on September 27th, 2012, sponsored by Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

Tickets to the gala event are priced £130 each or £1,300 for a table of 10. For more details visit the event website at www.ce-awards.co.uk

 


Strode's hoping to prove a class act


JUNE 26, 2012

 

A newly-developed teaching block at an Egham college has been shortlisted for two major construction awards.

The new £810,000 teaching block has recently been completed at Strode's College, providing eight new classrooms plus office and circulation facilities. The project, carried out by Swansea-based Dawnus Construction Ltd, also included a new performance area in the existing college building.

Now the college is on a shortlist for the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2012 in the Value and Outstanding Customer Satisfaction categories.

The winner of the Value award will be the one that demonstrates the construction project has enable dramatically better ‘business' performance without proportionately higher capital or operational investments.

The Outstanding Customer Satisfaction category, sponsored by Westfield, recognises companies that have developed and implemented successful customer service strategies.

Rowan Cookson, the deputy principal of Strode's, said: "We are delighted with the new teaching block and with the performance of the Dawnus team. The project was completed on time and without any disruption to the college or our neighbours."

The other finalists in the Value category are Westminster Magistrates' Court (Schal), Residents 4 Low Impact Sustainable Homes (Worthing Homes) and Stryker Headquarters (ESA Architects).

As part of the selection process, shortlisted projects are now invited to present to a judging panel in Reading on July 5th, 2012. The panel includes sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

The winners will be revealed at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on September 27th, 2012, sponsored by Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

 

Last chance to enter


MAY 29, 2012


London and South East's best construction firms are being urged not to miss out on the chance to celebrate in 2012.

Entry to the Constructing Excellence London and South East awards 2012, closes on 8th June with trophies up for grabs in: Integration & Collaborative Working; Leadership & People Development; Resource Efficiency; Building Performance; Value; Innovation; Health and Safety; Outstanding Customer Satisfaction; G4C (Generation for Change) Young Achiever Award; Project of the Year.

The awards, in association with Catlin Group, are free to enter and open to all businesses in the industry.

The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony at the Church House Conference Centre in Westminster on 18 September and all finalists will be automatically entered to represent London and the South East in the national annual Constructing Excellence awards held in November.

Derek Rees, chief executive of SECBE Ltd and regional director of Constructing Excellence London and South East, said: "These awards allow companies and project teams achieving great results to raise their profile and get the public recognition they deserve.

"All winners and those shortlisted get to use the awards logo to demonstrate their success. This provides a very visible and recognised mark of construction excellence, and we are told by companies that carried away awards in 2011 that it helped them to win more work."

As part of the selection process, finalists presented to a judging panel on July 5th, 2012. The panel includeded sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

The awards are backed by top businesses including headline sponsors Catlin Group, Westfield, McGee, Association for Project Safety, Worthing Homes, Waterloo Air Products, The Clarkson Alliance, Leadbitter Group and ITC Concepts.

Rob King, chief executive of Worthing Homes, said: "As previous winners of these awards we know how rewarding it is to be recognized by your peers and the value it adds to your business. Therefore, as a company that prides itself on working with smaller local organisations, we felt it was important to show our commitment to this by sponsoring the SME Award."

For details of how to enter visit the event website at www.ce-awards.co.uk

 


Awards backed by construction's big players


MAY 10, 2012


A host of big name companies are backing the search for the heroes of the construction industry.

The best in the business will be honoured at a Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Night in Central London later this year at the industry's most sought-after awards.

Headline sponsor of the event is Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd, a global speciality property and casualty insurer writing more than 30 lines of business from underwriting hubs in London and around the world.

And a host of other big names are backing this year's event, which promises to be bigger and better than ever before, building on the success of the 2011 awards when nearly 100 companies from across the region took part.

Other business backing the awards are Westfield, McGee, Association for Project Safety, Worthing Homes, Waterloo Air Products, The Clarkson Alliance, Leadbitter Group and ITC Concepts.

Rob King, chief executive of Worthing Homes, said: "As previous winners of these awards we know how rewarding it is to be recognized by your peers and the value it adds to your business. Therefore, as a company that prides itself on working with smaller local organisations, we felt it was important to show our commitment to this by sponsoring the SME Award."

Graham Brown, main board director for Leadbitter Group, added: "Creating an award-winning building requires commitment and collaboration from designers, consultants, contractors and, most importantly, clients. Leadbitter supports Constructing Excellence in recognising the clients who made these outstanding buildings possible and is proud to sponsor the Client of the Year award."

Entries are free and also invited in the following categories: Integration & Collaborative Working; Leadership & People Development; Resource Efficiency; Building Performance; Value; Innovation; Health and Safety; Outstanding Customer Satisfaction; G4C (Generation for Change) Young Achiever Award; Project of the Year.

As part of the selection process, finalists will be invited to present to a judging panel on July 5th, 2012. The panel includes sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

 

Celebrating excellence at industry's best awards night


MAY 6, 2012

Leading construction firms are being urged to build on their reputations by proving they are among the best in the industry.

They can cement their status by putting their names forward for the industry's most sought-after awards.

The Constructing Excellence Awards in London and the South East are free to enter and their prestige is unrivalled with excellence and best practices being highlighted at a Gala Awards Dinner and Presentation Night in Central London.

The event, now in its sixth year is backed by a host of big-name companies including headline sponsor Catlin Insurance Company UK (Ltd). And it promises to be bigger and better than ever before, building on the success of the 2011 awards when nearly 100 companies from across the region took part.

Headline sponsor for the event, now in its sixth year, is Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd. And the event promises to be bigger and better than ever before with many other prestigious names on board including Westfield, Leadbitter Group, The Clarkson Alliance, McGee, Worthing Homes, Waterloo Air Products, Association for Project Safety (APS) and ITC Concepts.

London and the South East is the strongest region in the UK with construction output in the last quarter alone reaching £12billion.

Organisers say the quality of submissions last year was very high and new categories have been introduced this year to reflect new challenges that have been set for the industry.

To be successful, all applications need to illustrate their commitment to sustainability, high health and safety standards and innovative solutions in all of the categories.

Entries are invited in the following categories: Integration & Collaborative Working; Leadership & People Development; Resource Efficiency; Building Performance; Value; Innovation; Health and Safety; SME Award; Outstanding Customer Satisfaction; G4C (Generation for Change) Young Achiever Award; Client of the Year; Project of the Year.

As part of the selection process, finalists will be invited to present to our judging panel on July 5th, 2012. The panel includes sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment Agency.

The closing date for the awards is Friday, June 8th and the Gala Awards Dinner and the Presentation Night will be held in Central London on Thursday, September 27th.

For details of how to enter visit the event website at www.ce-awards.co.uk


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