Shortlist finalised for Constructing Excellence North East awards

Innovative projects from throughout the region are to be celebrated in May at the Constructing Excellence North East awards

Dan Robinson, chairman of Gus Robinson Developments
Dan Robinson, chairman of Gus Robinson Developments

A host of North East businesses have been short listed in the Constructing Excellence North East awards.

The event, held at Newcastle Gosforth Marriot Hotel, is in its 10th anniversary and celebrates the success of the region’s construction projects.

The 12 categories include Integration and Collaborative Working, Sustainability, Innovation, Health and Safety and Project of the Year.

Among some of those short listed for the project of the year award include Newcastle Sixth Form College, St Benedicts Hospice and TunedIn @my place, a facility for young people in Redcar.

While Portland Consulting Engineers, Gradon Architecture and Gus Robinson Developments are up for the Small and Medium Sized Businesses award.

Well known organisations who are in for a chance of winning an award in the Integration and Collaborative Working category include Hadrian Development Solutions Partnership, the Catalyst Research Laboratory, working with Office Facility Billingham and The Bernicia Planned Works Framework with Gentoo Construction. Other short listed businesses and projects include the BIM Campus, Pride, Roker & Mowbray Wards, Monkwearmouth Hospital, Sunderland and Narec’s Project Fujin.

BIM Technologies education leader Peter James Morton in the CAMPUS facility
BIM Technologies education leader Peter James Morton in the CAMPUS facility

Constructing Excellence in the North East is the regional partner to Constructing Excellence, the organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction, housing and regeneration.

Over the last ten years, the awards have grown significantly with over 500 people regularly turning out to witness the best of the region’s construction industry being recognised for their efforts.

CENE’s Chief Executive, Catriona Lingwood, said: “Every year, we are impressed with the standard of entries that we receive and this year is no different. If anything, the bar has been raised even further. As an industry in remission, it’s great to see so many individuals and organisations coming forward to showcase the incredible work they are doing.”

Winners of the North East awards will go on to compete in the National Constructing Excellence Awards, held in the Autumn.

The regional ceremony will be held on Friday, May 9 and will be hosted by BBC Look North news correspondent, Jeff Brown.


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