The Roost Key Worker Accommodation – Government Property Awards

We are delighted to confirm that our P21+ project The Roost, Key Worker Accommodation at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby was successful at the inaugural Government Property Awards yesterday in winning the Project of the Year category. The awards, which are organised by the Government Property Agency, will recognise best practice in the civil service as part of its aim to create working environments that empower staff and make best use of workplaces and technology, while also realising savings for the taxpayer. Procured via the Department of Health & Social Care our submission incorporated: The historic need for a solution at DPOW cannot be understated. The legacy stock, c200 units draining energy and resource were on average 60% occupied and had dilapidated to a point where refurbishment was not viable while Trust reliance on agency and locum staff linked to recruitment and retention challenges in key disciplines was impacting quality and financial performance. The average occupancy for the Roost during the first year of operation is consistently above 90%, 97% in November 2019. The facility has generated savings in energy costs and out-performed Y1 financial surplus projections by more than £200k. Customer and professional body satisfaction is 100% positive while crucially Junior Doctor fill-rates have increased...

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

We are delighted to confirm that our project Astrea Academy in Sheffield has been shortlisted for the RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 in the Education category. https://www.rics.org/uk/training-events/rics-awards/ These awards are the only nationally recognised awards programme that show the impact our built environment has on people’s lives. They highlight excellence at a regional and national level, identifying the projects making a positive difference. The category winners and Project of the Year winner will be announced at the awards on the 5th June 2020. Well done to everyone involved with this...

Building Better Healthcare Awards 2019

Last week we attended the Building Better Healthcare Awards in London where we were shortlisted in two categories for our work at York Hospital. The first category was the Exemplary New Build or Refurbishment project category for which we submitted the Endoscopy Unit. The second category was the Estates and Facilities Team of the Year category for our 15 year working relationship with the Trust. Although not successful with an award, we were awarded a highly commended for the Estates and Facilities Team of the Year Award. Not every category had a highly commended and they said: “this was a difficult decision and was very close ,the judges decided to award a Highly Commended to Kier/York Hospital for their continued working...

LABC Awards

On the 7th June we attended the West Yorkshire LABC Building Excellence Awards, following the shortlisting of the Springfield Sixth Form Centre at Dewsbury Learning Quarter in the Best Education Building category. The Best Educational Building category included seven other projects alongside the Springfield Sixth Form Centre, and as one of the last categories to be announced, there was a nervous wait on our table. The time finally came for the announcement of the Best Educational Building category, and we are delighted to announce that we were successful! The project will now go on to compete against the winners of the North and East and South Yorkshire category winners, with a chance of going to the LABC Awards Grand Finals in...

Considerate Constructors Awards 2019

We are delighted to confirm that three of our Northern projects have been awarded with Considerate Constructors Awards for 2019. The ceremony took place on the 28th March in Manchester where Mark Winter, Donna Howard, Sarah Topping, Gareth Rushton, Dave Johnson and David Wilson attended. The results...

Rowan View – Shortlisted for the Design In Mental Health Awards

We are delighted to confirm that our Medium Secure Unit project, Rowan View has been shortlisted for the Design in Mental Health Awards. The project was put forward in the Service User Engagement category and some of the criteria the project had to meet was; Innovative and thoughtful engagement of service users. To see evidence of the importance of involving service users in the design process and the need for the service user group to be centric to the project structure Uniqueness of the work that has taken place within a mental health setting and what significant effect it has had on the design when involving service users How you have “designed in” problem solving approaches when involving service users in the design process The methodology of sharing and gathering of information How it allows the service user group to identify what they think are important components of an effective healthcare setting and design vision of new builds and environments The awards ceremony is taking place on the 21st May 2019 in Coventry....