Rhys Brown – G4C Awards North East

We are delighted that Rhys Brown, Site Manager, has been shortlisted at the Generation 4 Change Awards in the North East in the Future Leader category. Rhys was nominated for the award by Steve Lynn, Contracts Manager and he said: “Rhys has shown a consistent high level of commitment and determination on his recent projects. He fully understands the complexity of the projects worked on, where his leadership and management traits have come to the fore. It’s a well-deserved acknowledgement and I’m sure he can now go on an pick up the award”. Rhys also said: “It is a great honour to be nominated for the G4C North East Future Leader award. It has provided some positivity during the current unknown circumstances which we are all going through currently and I am sure hoping the awards evening on the 2nd of September still goes ahead as...

RICS Social Impact Awards – Winner

We are delighted to confirm that our project The Biosphere in Newcastle has been successful at the RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 for the North East region. Due to the COVID-19, the awards are being held virtually and the winners were announced this week and the project has won the Commercial Award. The £22m scheme keeps graduates from local universities within the region to develop world leading research. The facility is tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences and innovation, research and development in the North East of England’s regional and economic capital. It offers high-quality biology and chemistry laboratories, Grade A offices and conference space in Newcastle upon Tyne’s bustling city...

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...