Constructing Excellence National Awards Wales comes away with a hat trick!

Wales confirmed its status as a construction centre of excellence when it won three out of the thirteen awards available at the Constructing Excellence National Awards on Friday 17th November, held at the London Marriott in Grosvenor Square.

20th November 2017

Wales confirmed its status as a construction centre of excellence when it won three out of the thirteen awards available at the Constructing Excellence National Awards on Friday 17th November, held at the London Marriott in Grosvenor Square.

The Holywell Learning Campus won the Sustainability Award with Galliford Try and its client, Flintshire County Council collaborating to embed sustainability as a principle throughout the BREEAM Excellent building designed using BIM level 2. In the end, 90 per cent of on-site demolition waste was reused, with six per cent of the remaining waste recycled. More than 50,000 tonnes of site soil was reused for landscaping, representing 99.9% of soil reuse on site.

Unlocking Rail Electrification Data, Arup and ABC Electrification won the Digital Construction Award for their work on The Greater West (TGW), the largest UK rail electrification project to date, upgrading Brunel's mainline Victorian-era railway from London to Cardiff. Route sections 8 and 9 extend from Patchway, on the outskirts of Bristol, through to Cardiff.

The Project of the Year, Buildings category, was won by Ysgol Bae Baglan, Bouygues UK (BYUK), Stride Treglown, Aecom, F+G and Cambria. This poject is regarded as a landmark building for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (NPTC). Four schools were amalgamated into one modern campus, which has become the heart of the community, opening its facilities and extending its educational services to the public. The finished school has delighted everyone with its thoughtful, appealing design, innovation and technical excellence - a result that could not have been achieved without great teamwork, passion and commitment from all concerned.

The CE national award ceremony is a national celebration with the 108 regional winners, such as the Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards held in July, all joining together to showcase best practice and reward achievement across the UK construction sector. The winners of these awards are the very best of the best, typically the whole CE Awards process involves over 500 organisations from the whole supply chain - the private and public sector; micro; SME and large; contractors; designers; professional advisors; clients; suppliers - anyone and everyone that is part of construction's extended family.

Milica Kitson, CEW chief executive said: "This was a great night for Wales and confirmed that we are a centre of excellence for construction and an example to anyone adopting collaborative working practices. It is a testimony to the commitment of the teams working within, but it goes further than that. Wales consistently punches above its weight. It points to the strength of the desire within Welsh construction to keep on improving.
Congratulations to our Welsh winners!"

Wales confirmed its status as a construction centre of excellence when it won three out of the thirteen awards available at the Constructing Excellence National Awards on Friday 17th November, held at the London Marriott in Grosvenor Square.

The Holywell Learning Campus won the Sustainability Award with Galliford Try and its client, Flintshire County Council collaborating to embed sustainability as a principle throughout the BREEAM Excellent building designed using BIM level 2. In the end, 90 per cent of on-site demolition waste was reused, with six per cent of the remaining waste recycled. More than 50,000 tonnes of site soil was reused for landscaping, representing 99.9% of soil reuse on site.

Unlocking Rail Electrification Data, Arup and ABC Electrification won the Digital Construction Award for their work on The Greater West (TGW), the largest UK rail electrification project to date, upgrading Brunel's mainline Victorian-era railway from London to Cardiff. Route sections 8 and 9 extend from Patchway, on the outskirts of Bristol, through to Cardiff.

The Project of the Year, Buildings category, was won by Ysgol Bae Baglan, Bouygues UK (BYUK), Stride Treglown, Aecom & Cambria. This poject is regarded as a landmark building for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (NPTC). Four schools were amalgamated into one modern campus, which has become the heart of the community, opening its facilities and extending its educational services to the public. The finished school has delighted everyone with its thoughtful, appealing design, innovation and technical excellence - a result that could not have been achieved without great teamwork, passion and commitment from all concerned.

The CE national award ceremony is a national celebration with the 108 regional winners, such as the Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards held in July, all joining together to showcase best practice and reward achievement across the UK construction sector. The winners of these awards are the very best of the best, typically the whole CE Awards process involves over 500 organisations from the whole supply chain - the private and public sector; micro; SME and large; contractors; designers; professional advisors; clients; suppliers - anyone and everyone that is part of construction's extended family.

Milica Kitson, CEW chief executive said: "This was a great night for Wales and confirmed that we are a centre of excellence for construction and an example to anyone adopting collaborative working practices. It is a testimony to the commitment of the teams working within, but it goes further than that. Wales consistently punches above its weight. It points to the strength of the desire within Welsh construction to keep on improving.
Congratulations to our Welsh winners!"

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