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Project of the Year (subcontract £1m-£2m): Finalists

Works in the running for this award include maintenance of an underground tunnel network, Jaguar Land Rover groundworks, tricky access schemes and extensive restorations.

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m ADM Regeneration Sonae

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m ADM Regeneration Sonae

ADM Regeneration – Remediation of Sonae construction board manufacturing site, Knowsley, Liverpool

ADM carried out the remediation of the heavily blighted 15 ha former Sonae construction board manufacturing site at Knowsley Industrial Park, Liverpool. The client, Peel Logistics, needed to reduce the cost of dealing with large-scale ground abnormalities while fast-tracking the necessary works to ensure the land could be ready for redevelopment as quickly and environmentally efficiently as possible.

ADM designed a time-efficient and cost-effective decontamination and remediation solution to meet these requirements, saving the client £6m in the process and recycling 99.9 per cent of soil and aggregates for use in the new development.

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m Barton Plant

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m Barton Plant

Barton Plant – Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Facility, Kenilworth

Barton Plant took on earthworks, soil stabilisation and ground engineering for Wates Construction on Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations Facility in Kenilworth.

It used state-of-the-art integrated soil stabilisation machinery equipped with GPS guidance for accuracy and efficiency, saving the client money by re-engineering soil for use on site and meeting Jaguar Land Rover’s strict environmental requirements. The site also contains a purpose-built race track, realigned by Barton Plant.

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m CREDIT Premier Inn and Clarke Facades

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m CREDIT Premier Inn and Clarke Facades

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Clarke Facades – Premier Inn, Archway, London

Clarke Facades installed around 3,000 sq m of Sto Ventec glass rainscreen panels on a new Premier Inn hotel in Archway, London.

The project had a very tight acoustic specification due to the client’s ‘good night guarantee’ as well as planning permission constraints (over 50 colour samples were provided as part of the approval). It was also the single largest glass rainscreen project the manufacturer had undertaken in the UK.

A 12-week lead-in period also meant that procurement was a challenge – but the team completed the project successfully to breathe new life into the drab Hamlyn House.

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m IMS Center Parcs Longleat works

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m IMS Center Parcs Longleat works

IMS Access – Center Parcs Longleat

IMS Access devised a temporary working platform solution to carry out repair works to Center Parcs Longleat’s glazing and timber structure that also allowed the facility to stay operational and safe to the public and staff alike.

The solution harnessed ideas from basic suspension bridge principles, fixing cables to the dome’s primary glulam beams, from which lightweight purpose-made ‘X’ beams were hung with the aid of vertical suspenders.

IMS then laid boards between the ‘X’ beams to create a working platform, which was boarded out, sealed and waterproofed, forming a staircase-like structure suspended from the domed roof.

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m Lee Marley

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m Lee Marley

Lee Marley Brickwork – Cohen Quadrangle, Exeter College, Oxford

This project was a combination of new-build construction and the refurbishment / conservation of an existing historic building.

It included a complex interface between the new and existing structures, carefully integrating the new building with the old.

Lee Marley managed design input, material procurement, temporary works, installation and refurbishment across this iconic building in Oxford, marrying craftsmanship and management skill to complete a successful project for a new client.

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m Leyton Group Sea Containers House

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m Leyton Group Sea Containers House

Leyton Group Construction – Sea Containers House, London

Leyton Group installed nine feature staircases at Sea Containers House on the South Bank in London, all different from each other.

The staircases ranged from precast concrete helical stairs to a feature glass staircase which connects levels one and two.

The firm was based on site for seven months, completing all work on time and safely, with the client fully satisfied at the high quality and the speed of work.

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m Spie

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m Spie

Spie – Applied technology on BT tunnels

A key part of BT’s network is a 23 km tunnel complex underneath London, created to protect critical UK communications during the Cold War.

Spie was in 2014 awarded a contract for upgrade works on the tunnels which would take place over four phases, of which three were completed by the end of 2016.

Last year Spie designed a new bespoke control system to reduce energy, improve the lifecycle of plant and technical equipment, and warn of flood potential, saving BT approximately £1.5m of lifecycle costs and improving its carbon footprint.

Specialists 2017_Project 1m-2m_Techjoint

Specialists 2017_Project 1m-2m_Techjoint

Techjoint – PQC concrete bay replacement, M25

Replacement of concrete bays on the M25 involves removing a bay, installing new dowel connections to adjacent bays, pouring new concrete and finishing the surface with the required texture, with standard concrete mixes taking eight hours to reach a strength at which traffic can pass over.

With cost penalties in place for any disruption caused, the team used initiatives developed for runway repair to devise a highway-specific rapid cure concrete mix to reduce curing time by half.

The time taken for other processes, including traffic management, were also reduce through early contractor involvement, leading to the project being completed on time and to budget.

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m The Deluxe Group Devonshire

Specialists 2017 Project 1m 2m The Deluxe Group Devonshire

The Deluxe Group – The Devonshire Club, London

Main contractor ISG appointed The Deluxe Group to provide design development, manufacture and installation of bespoke joinery works to a new private members’ club in London – the Devonshire Club.

Close to Liverpool Street Station, the project saw the redevelopment of an 18th-century former East India Company warehouse and a neighbouring Georgian townhouse.

Deluxe carried out value engineering which resulted in savings of more than 25 per cent of the subcontract value, while still retaining the specifically branded subcontractors chosen by the client.

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