We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s annual awards…
Judging has now taken place for both the Herts & Beds CE Club and CE East of England Regional Awards 2014 and we are pleased to announce the following winners and runners-up from our area:-
Winner of H&B CE Club Integration & Collaborative Working Award and Runner-up of the CE East of England Integration & Collaborative Working Award
PINNER ROAD, HARROW PROJECT TEAM (RDT Design, CSBD, Baqus, Visionality, Anna French Landscaping, Tag2)
This project team was brought together through members of the Herts & Beds CE Club who wanted to test the key theories and good practice ideas discussed at HBCEC and to see whether they could deliver a live project as a team.
The judges were impressed by the extent to which the principles of collaborative working were applied to this modest project to save costs and manage the programme within budget. The open book approach and incentive to share savings with the client was also commended.
Winner of the Herts & Beds CE Club Innovation Award and Runner-Up of the CE East of England Project of the Year Award
HIGHWOOD SCHOOL AND CHILDRENS CENTRE, BUSHEY MACE
This project is one of three schools within the Primary Capital Programme (PCP) commissioned by Hertfordshire County Council. The new building was constructed on the footprint of the existing playing fields and once completed, the existing building was demolished and replaced with the new playing fields. The design principles were developed with the school at the briefing stage to correspond with their inspiring education vision.
The judges were highly impressed by the layout of the school, particularly the multi-functional classroom areas with access to external learning environments. Innovative features such as the state-of-the-art heating and ventilating system were also highly commended by the judges.
Winner of the Herts & Beds CE Club Project of the Year Award and Winner of the CE East of England Project of the Year Award
TOKKO YOUTH CENTRE, LUTON – WATES
Luton Borough Councils £4.5m five-storey TOKKO Youth Space is a world-class youth venue, providing a safe, friendly and inclusive environment for young people aged 13-19. Features at the five-storey facility comprise performance spaces, dance studios, training rooms, a climbing wall, a roof terrace, media suite and café. The scheme also includes a Connexions drop in centre to support the career aspirations of those Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).Fulfilling Luton BC’s vision for a fully accessible and inclusive centre for the town’s young people to enjoy, TOKKO was designed and developed in close consultation with those young people, resulting in a state of the art recreational environment that will inspire for generations.
TOKKO Youth Centre image
The judges commented that the project was well managed and delivered on time and within budget, despite the challenges of the city centre location. The building meets the needs of the end user and supports fund raising activity. Judges were highly impressed by the quality of teamwork on the project as well as the leadership and involvement of the youth workers throughout the process. The building is very well designed with considered use of flexible space as well as a clear strategy for signage, colours and furniture.
Along with all the other regional winners, Wates will now go forward to the CE National Awards taking place in November.
We would like to congratulate all our winners and as the H&B Club has a limited number of award categories, this makes us even prouder that we have also done so well in the East of England Awards.
We will be formally announcing these awards at our next event on Wednesday 24th September at 4.30 pm at Law Court Building, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield where we will be hosting a Construction Matters Question Time on Managing Growth. We have some great speakers and this promises to be an exciting event so please put the date in your diary.
Please click here for all the East of England Award winners