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Project of the Year (subcontract up to £2m)

A wide range of hugely complex and extremely intricate projects make up the shortlist for Project of the Year (subcontract up to £2m).

AR Demolition Centrica Storage Easington Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

AR Demolition Centrica Storage Easington Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

AR Demolition – Centrica Storage Easington, Tier 1 Facility project, Yorkshire

This project saw AR Demolition dismantle and transport a compressor from Hull to Aberdeen for Centrica.

Security was extremely tight, with a restrictive project environment, so AR Demolition undertook extensive planning to help the project progress smoothly.

The team completed a 16-week programme in just 10 weeks thanks to this planning.

The higher level of risk management achieved here has set AR Demolition up for future work in other controlled environments.

Arkoni Forbury Place Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Arkoni Forbury Place Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Arkoni – Forbury Place, Reading

Arkoni was tasked with creating seven floors of fire-rated glazing, full height from floor to ceiling, with no visible framing system, around all four sides of the atrium at Forbury Place, Reading.

The team worked closely with the supplier to develop a bespoke project-specific framing system, allowing larger pane sizes.

With some panes weighing 450 kg, Arkoni used its state-of-the-art robotic glass lifting machine, ‘Oscar’, to carefully install the glass into the framework.

Avondale Bloomberg Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Avondale Bloomberg Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Avondale Construction – Bloomberg London, South Building welfare facility

This project saw Avondale Construction design and build a temporary welfare facility for the construction workforce and site management team at Bloomberg London, Bloomberg’s new European HQ.

The team worked with Central Saint Martins college students on the design of the facility’s canteen area, and navigated around a tower crane that went through part of the building in which it worked, requiring careful phasing of works.

The building will eventually be de-constructed with the majority of materials and equipment re-used. It came in on time and to budget, with no accidents.

Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Lloyds Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Lloyds Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding – Lloyds maintenance contract, Penzance and Bristol

Cornwall-based Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding undertook a maintenance contract for Lloyds Bank in Penzance and Bristol that saw designers, suppliers, managers and scaffolders come together to deliver a complex solution for the client.

The two locations presented different challenges.

In Penzance, the team had to build a scaffold around an unusually shaped dome. In Bristol, it had to work inside a building and around a glass elevator, ensuring no disruption to staff while repairs were carried out.

Both sites saw works finish earlier than expected.

EIC University of Exeter SERFS Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

EIC University of Exeter SERFS Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

EIC – M&E installation at the University of Exeter’s new Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF)

EIC’s primary task at the University of Exeter’s new SERSF was to install building services seamlessly and complete live main service diversions without disrupting the operations of this busy campus.

Effective project management and site supervision helped EIC deliver the project on time and under budget, with all labour locally sourced and over 95 per cent of electrical equipment coming from within 10 miles of the site.

Value engineering by EIC reduced lighting costs by 20-25 per cent thanks to an alternative method being found, while programme savings reduced installation time by 50 per cent.

Knights Vantage Farm Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Knights Vantage Farm Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Knights Construction – Vantage Farm, Shropshire

At its start date in January 2015, this was the biggest construction of a new-build broiler unit in the UK. The poultry market is a niche one, with exacting standards and immovable timeframes.

Areas that stood out in particular included the classrooms, where future rears in poultry can gain first-hand experience from a special vantage point, as well as the detail and finishing of the concrete works.

The project has become a showcase for Knights Construction, helping the firm win extra work in this demanding sector.

PTSG Queen Elizabeth Hospital Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

PTSG Queen Elizabeth Hospital Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

PTSG and Cofely – Fixed Wire Testing at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

In a critical environment with 24/7 operations, conducting routine testing and inspection works can often become a significant logistical challenge.

PTSG successfully delivered fixed wire testing throughout the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, requiring agility, adaptability and innovation.

With two NHS trusts operating on the site, the team had to liaise and work with a number of interested parties, and a rolling programme of works to ensure core objectives were achieved with minimal disruption to the hospital’s operations.

SRW Birmingham New Street Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

SRW Birmingham New Street Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

SRW Engineering Services – Birmingham New Street station

SRW Engineering Services was tasked with providing a smooth finish to the new Birmingham New Street station – one with minimal joint movement and minimal risk of cracking.

The team produced a working-size mock-up to replicate the movement of the structure and expose it to extreme movement.

SRW also used a 3D model to help manufacture the moulds for the project on a CNC machine, ensuring that waste was limited.

TP Aspinall Whitworth Art Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

TP Aspinall Whitworth Art Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

TP Aspinall & Sons had to work to a very tight schedule at Whitworth Art Gallery thanks to the planned re-opening of the museum, completing the works on time and within budget.

The contractor carried out a range of different works at the gallery, including the manufacture and installation of stainless steel brise soleil modules, which helped architect MUMA become one of the frontrunners for last year’s Stirling Prize.

Tudor Stonework Burlington Arcade Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Tudor Stonework Burlington Arcade Project up to 2m Specialists 2016

Tudor Stonework – Burlington Arcade Walkway, London

Tudor Stonework installed an intricate tiled walkway composed of 64,000 pieces of British stone at London’s iconic Burlington Arcade.

The 150 tonnes of British stone were transported to Italy to be cut and finished, before the complex geometrical pieces were fabricated and dry-laid, numbered and packed ready for re-assembly – a huge logistical feat.

Tudor Stonework’s eight skilled craftsmen then worked for four months, through the night, to expertly lay the stones, with minimal disruption to the arcade.

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