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Specialists Awards finalists: Project of the Year (subcontract up to £500,000)

Projects don’t have to be big to be impressive, as evidenced by the finalists in the Project of the Year (subcontract up to £500,000). Entrants were judged on client satisfaction, health and safety, completion on time and to budget and relationships with the supply chain.

A1 Flue Systems – The Leadenhall Building, London

A1 installed flue systems on one of the London skyline’s most iconic new towers, the Leadenhall Building (aka the Cheesegrater).

The chimneys of this building are not just a functional element of construction but are clearly visible on the outside of the building, climbing its profile to the 47th floor.

A1 designed a bespoke structure that was secured at each floor level so as not to interfere with the aesthetic effect of the flues, making them appear free-standing.

AR Demolition – Press Halls Stoke/Derby

This unusual deconstruction project presented different challenges to more conventional demolition and strip-out scenarios. The work environment was challenging, with ink from the printing presses on the floor making ground conditions greasy and unsafe.

Lighting was also a challenge as the walls were blackened with ink, while the presses themselves, weighing 80 to 100 tonnes each, had to be lifted down from height to ground level – with only 1.5 m of space between each press and the roof.

The team applied learning from work on Sentinel Press Hall to refine the process for Derby Press Hall.

Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding – South Crofty Tin Mine

Scaffolding for the refurbishment of the New Cooks Kitchen headframe at South Crofty Tin Mine was undertaken by Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding.

The highest and widest headframe the company had ever worked on, its team erected a complex scaffold in six weeks – two weeks faster than planned, and five weeks ahead of the already reduced initial programme.

The project included refurbishment of two listed engine houses and a chimney, all of which was carried out by Chris Sedgeman safely and ahead of programme.

Garners Food Service Equipment – City of Peterborough Academy (Free School)

This project to install catering facilities at a flagship free school presented some unique challenges for Garners FSE.

The team had to design a temporary catering facility on a live construction site using existing services in a building that had not been used in years, carefully managing health and safety in a sensitive environment.

Garners FSE delivered on time and within budget despite tight time constraints.

Trunk Low Energy Building – Diggs Field

This highly complex refurbishment of a dilapidated Grade II-listed building from the 1960s not only saved an existing structure, but achieved a 90 per cent improvement over its previous levels of energy consumption.

The building’s inefficient fabric had led to high running costs, while the presence of asbestos and a structurally unsound two-storey glass box on its principal elevation meant extreme care had to be taken with health and safety.

The project was completed by Trunk Low Energy Building on programme and to budget.

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