This year’s Project of the Year (£20m-£50m) finalists have showcased remarkable collaboration, overcoming huge technical obstacles while hitting high safety and sustainability standards.
Costain – Dover Sea Wall
This sea wall that protects a rail line achieved significant success including cost reduction, responsible sourcing, minimising disruption and inconvenience to the public.
CN Awards 2017 Project 20 50 Hanson A338 team
Early appointment of supply chain partners and collaborative working helped reduce the forecast £5m overspend to £2m by the start of construction, with works delivered under budget upon completion.
CN Awards 2017 Project 20 50 ISG Dyson Expansion
ISG – Dyson Expansion, Malmesbury
The transformational first phase of Dyson’s £250m HQ expansion included construction of a 9,200 sq m R&D centre, a sports complex featuring a hyperbolic roof, an energy / data centre, significant highways works and a 1,200-plus space car park.
CN Awards 2017 Project 20 50 McLaren Essential Living VantagePoint
McLaren Construction and Essential Living – Vantage Point
Being in the heart of the theatre district, the project presented unique challenges beyond the usual constraints of building in central London. The busy local road network meant minimising disruption was as important as the project’s successful delivery.
The retained façade is also a remarkable achievement – one of the largest such retention schemes ever undertaken in Europe.
Structure Tone – Ogilvy Group and MEC Headquarters
These new offices in the former Sea Containers House are a stunning addition to the growing ‘Creative Mile’ that has taken shape along the Thames’ South Bank.
This project transformed a gridded base structure (low ceilings, protruding concrete wall fins, long and low floor plates) into nine floors of interconnected open office space, extending to roof level.
The 12 unique staircases, river deck, oak timber amphitheatre, new kitchens, new bars and beautiful finishes – along with a unifying AV system – create a unique workplace.
Vinci Construction UK – Spire Hospital, Manchester
Spire Healthcare appointed Vinci to deliver one of the most technologically advanced private hospitals in the country.
With just 21 months from brownfield site to completion, an efficient programme was critical as the client team allocated only five weeks (including the Christmas period) between practical completion and admission of its first patient.
Exemplary health and safety also ensured over 500,000 injury-free hours.
Willmott Dixon – Met Office Supercomputer
This Met Office flagship project will improve weather forecasting around the world.
Sustainability was strong thanks to a green living wall on the IT hall composed of rare breeds of Devon flora and fauna and landscaping using 3,500 local grasses, flowers and plants.