Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2020 – The Winners

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Many thanks to everyone who tuned into our online awards ceremony.

Congratulations to all the finalists, highly commended and the winners of the #CEYH2020 awards. The regional winners of each award category now go on to represent Yorkshire and Humber at the National Constructing Excellence Awards in early 2021 (See details below for individual category winners).

However once again, the real winner of the awards is the industry itself. The shear diversity of projects and organisations making up this year’s shortlist proves that the sector is responding positively and proactively to economic uncertainty, committing to high standards and striving to change the way that it builds for the better.

We look forward to seeing what you submit next year!

The Awards

Client of the Year (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

Winner: Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Limited

Also shortlisted:

Outwood Grange Academies Trust – submitted by Triton Construction

University of York – submitted by Faithful+Gould

Conservation and Regeneration (available to sponsor for 2021 – contact us to discuss options)

Winner: Whitby Piers Coast Protection Scheme – Submitted by Royal HaskoningDHV

Highly Commended: Leeds Town Hall Project – Submitted by Ibn Scaffold Access Ltd

Also shortlisted:

Doncaster Wool Market – submitted by Willmott Dixon

Anglesey Building, Birkby Junior School – submitted by Farrell and Clark

University of Sheffield Engineering Heartspace – submitted by Interserve

Bridlington Town Hall – submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

The remodelling and refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Methodist Chapel – submitted by Fitzwilliam Malton Estate

Digital Construction (Sponsored by Trimble Solutions UK)

Winner: Area 12 GIS Integrated Area Programme – submitted by A-One+

Also shortlisted:

Yorkshire Water Digital Project Management Plan – submitted by BIM-UK

Project Cavendish – submitted by Turner & Townsend

Health, Safety and Wellbeing (Sponsored by East Riding Facilities and Infrastructure)

Winner: I-care and mental health initiatives – submitted by Interserve Construction

Highly Commended: Henry Boot Construction

Also shortlisted:

Springfield Healthcare, Harrogate Phase 1 – submitted by Simpson (York) Ltd

Innovation (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)


Winner: Agile in Buildings – submitted by Ollio – The Building Performance Consultancy

Also shortlisted:

Smart Asset Management Ecosystem – submitted by 1st Horizon

Integration and Collaborative Working (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

Winner: British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) – submitted by WYG

Highly Commended: Hull York Medical School , York Campus – submitted by Faithful + Gould

Also shortlisted:

Outwood Primary Academy, Kirkhamgate – submitted by Triton Construction

Grantley Hall Hotel & Wellness Retreat, Ripon – Submitted by Lucas Lee Limited

Offsite Award (Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors)

Winner: University Hospital of North Tees Energy Centre – submitted by NG Bailey

Also shortlisted:

Keadby 2 SSE Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Station – submitted by Exyte Hargreaves Ltd

People Development (Sponsored by The CIOB)

Winner: M.B.Roche & Sons Ltd

Highly Commended: ENGIE Learning and Development

Also shortlisted:

East Leeds Orbital Route – submitted by Balfour Beatty

Interserve Yorkshire

Hobson & Porter

Project of the Year (Buildings) (Sponsored by Innovation Fire)

Winner: Moxy Hotel, York – submitted by Simpson (York) Ltd

Highly Commended: Leeds Playhouse – submitted by BAM Construction

Also shortlisted:

The OEC Sheffield, Owlerton Events & Conferencing Centre – submitted by Harris CM

The Glass Works Phase 1 – submitted by Henry Boot Construction

University of Sheffield Engineering Heartspace  – submitted by Interserve

Grantley Hall Hotel & Wellness Retreat, Ripon – submitted by Lucas Lee Ltd

ERL Hornsea Redevelopment – submitted by East Riding Yorkshire Council

Project of the Year (Civils) (Sponsored by Gosschalks)

Winner: Anlaby and East Ella Flood Aleviation Scheme- submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Highly Commended: Whitby Piers Coast Protection Scheme – Submitted by Royal HaskoningDHV

Also shortlisted:

Humber Bridge Hanger Replacement & Testing – submitted by Spencer Group

East Leeds Orbital Route – submitted by Balfour Beatty

EN:Able Futures CIC and M.B.Roche & Sons Ltd

SME of the Year (Sponsored by YORhub)

Winner: ARC Building Solutions

Also shortlisted:

McLeod + Aitken Ltd

Sustainability (Sponsored by SFS)

Winner: University of Sheffield Heartspace – submitted by Interserve

Value (Sponsored by Knights)

Winner: Hull York Medical School, York Campus – submitted by Interserve

Also shortlisted: ERL Hornsea Redevelopment – submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Best of the Best (Sponsored by Yorkshire and Humber Best Practice Club)

Winner: Anlaby and East Ella Flood Aleviation Scheme- submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Watch Live! Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2020

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Thursday 22nd October 2020
16:00 to 17:15
Please do join us online for this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards. There are some fantastic projects being showcased and thirteen trophies up for grabs!
You can watch via the link below – no prior registration is necessary.
As usual we will be asking our online guests to send us their selfies showing us how and where they are watching! Are you going to get dressed up? Going to grab a glass of fizz or maybe you will just make us jealous by showing us the glamorous location you are tuning in from! Selfies to be sent via the hashtag #ceyh2020 – we will show the best ones in the ceremony!
Attending our online event is FREE however we do politely ask that you make a donation to our #CEYH2020 charity appeal in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. We would normally raise around £3000+ at our physical ceremony and we would like to get as close to that total if possible. We are currently only 20% of the way there so anything you can give would be much appreciated by our charity.
Donations can be made via our justgiving page.

Finalists Announced! Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2020

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We are delighted to announce the full list of companies and projects who have made the shortlist for the 2020 awards. This year has presented a lot of challenges for individuals and businesses and it has been really great to see our regional industry working hard to keep standards and the level of innovation high.

Once again our judges have had a difficult job choosing our finalists.


All the winners will be revealed at our online awards ceremony at the following time;

Thursday 22nd October 2020, 16:00

Please save the date and joining instructions will be issued shortly.


There is no charge for attending our online awards. HOWEVER we politely ask that you DO make a donation to our #CEYH2020 charity appeal in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. Donations can be made via our Just Giving page and there you will find an explanation of why we have chosen to support this charity this year.


As usual we will be asking our online guests to send us their selfies on how and where they are watching! Are you going to get dressed up? Going to grab a glass of fizz or maybe you will just make us jealous by showing us the glamorous location you are tuning in from! As always there will be a prize for the best one!

Selfies to be sent via the hashtag #ceyh2020!


Webinar: The Good, The Clad and the Ugly – Fire Engineering and Fire Safety

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Wednesday 7th October 2020

10:00 to 12:00

Free Webinar

Our next event will be looking at the incredibly important topic of fire safety and will make particular reference to both legal and contractual requirements relating to fire regulations and the proposed changes to these regulations with speakers from Turner and Townsend and Clarion Solicitors.

We will also cover the recommendations from the Hackitt Review and its wider implications on the industry. There will be particular reference to cladding and what contractors need to do with regard to mitigating fire risk (do’s and don’ts) as well as the responsibilities that the respective parties have in relation to cladding that doesn’t comply with the fire regulations.

We will also be hearing from a from Innovation Fire, a fire engineering consultancy, on the practical and technical aspects of planning, designing and delivering fire engineering solutions to meet the function requirements of the Building Regulations – Performance Based vs Prescriptive Approach. The presentation will include a case study of a fire engineered building.


Paul Lane, Director of Fire Consultancy Services, Turner & Townsend
Phil Morrison, Partner and Head of Construction, Clarion Solicitors
Ayyappa Mohan, Fire Engineer, Innovation Fire


Please register your place at this webinar at the booking link below.


A link to join the webinar will be sent to all registered attendees a little closer to the event.


Launching our #CEYH2020 Charity Appeal for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice

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Every year we use the evening of our Constructing Excellence awards dinner to raise funds for a regional charity. Unfortunately as we are now moving our ceremony online due to COVID19, we have lost the opportunity to collect much needed funds in the room.

We are therefore launching an online campaign with the hope of raising the same, if not more, for this year’s charity, Wheatfields Hospice.

Many charities are suffering at the moment having had their shops closed and traditional fundraising activities curtailed so it is now even more important to support them to keep going. Hospices have had a signficant role to play in the pandemic, providing dignity, care, compassion and bereavement support to families, all while working under some very challenging conditions.

We have our own personal reasons for choosing Wheatfields, please visit our page to hear our story.

To donate, just click on the button above or at the link below. Donations can be made anonymously if you would prefer. Please add gift aid as it doesn’t cost you anything more and will add to the charity’s overall total.

We know that giving to charity is very much a personal decision but if everyone who has ever attended our dinner donated what they would normally do on the evening then we know we could reach our target. Every year we are always blown away by our network’s generosity. We thank you in advance for your support.

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2020. An announcement from the team.

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We have been monitoring the situation around COVID19 for the last couple of months with a view to making a decision about our 2020 event. Please watch our video below which details our plans for #CEYH2020.


Closing date extended until Friday 31st July 2020

Ceremony is going virtual! Date/times and joining instructions to follow


Building Project of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Innovation Fire)

Civil Engineering Project of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Gosschalks)

Client of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

Conservation & Regeneration 2020 **available to sponsor**

Digital Construction 2020 (Sponsored by Trimble Tekla)

Health, Safety & Wellbeing 2020 **available to sponsor**

Innovation 2020 (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

Integration & Collaborative Working 2020 (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

Offsite 2020 (Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors)

People Development 2020 (Sponsored by CIOB Yorkshire)

Sustainability 2020 (Sponsored by SFS)

SME of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by YORhub)

Value 2020 (Sponsored by Knights Plc)

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2020 & COVID-19

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We are sure that many of you are closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and are no doubt aware of government restrictions currently in place on gatherings and events.

The safety of our guests is paramount and we have therefore taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards.

The awards will now take place on the evening of Wednesday 7th October 2020 (put it in the diary folks!). The timings, venue, theme are all the same as before and all current bookings will be transferred over to the new date.

The CEYH team are absolutely committed to delivering these awards which we know are a highlight for many of our network and an opportunity to shine a spotlight on what our industry does well and reward our hard working teams for delivering these often critical build and infrastructure projects. We feel that by October we hope to be through the worst of the impact and will welcome the opportunity to bring our network together for a celebration of the built environment’s contribution.

If for any reason we are unable to deliver a physical ceremony on the 7th, we will still be doing a full judging process and allocating regional winners so please do keep those entries coming in . We have also decided to extend the entry period to give people sufficient time to complete a submission.

The new deadline for entries will be Tuesday 26th May 2020.



Building Project of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Innovation Fire)

Civil Engineering Project of the Year 2020   (Sponsored by Gosschalks)

Client of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

Conservation & Regeneration 2020   **available to sponsor**

Digital Construction 2020   (Sponsored by Trimble Tekla)

Health, Safety & Wellbeing 2020   **available to sponsor**

Innovation 2020   (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

Integration & Collaborative Working 2020   (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

Offsite 2020   (Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors)

People Development 2020   (Sponsored by CIOB Yorkshire)

Sustainability 2020   (Sponsored by SFS)

SME of the Year 2020   (Sponsored by YORhub)

Value 2020   (Sponsored by Shulmans)



Closing Date: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Shortlist Announced: w/c 22nd June 2020

Gala Awards Dinner:  Wednesday 7th October 2020, New Dock, Leeds

Visit our awards pages for further information or download our awards brochure

International Women’s Week Panel Discussion: Apprenticeship Pathways and Promoting Diversity

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Tuesday 10th March 2020

10:00 to 11:30 (registration from 09:30)

Gosschalks Solicitors, Hull | Queens Gardens, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 3DZ

For International Women’s Week 2020, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber have partnered with Efficiency North to bring you a discussion on how apprenticeship pathways are helping to close the diversity gap in construction. This particular debate will focus primarily on gender diversity however attendees are encouraged to come along and air their views on related topics.



We are delighted to have secured several apprenticeship students to talk about their particular journey into construction, including challenges faced, why they have chosen their careers, current experiences and their hopes and ambitions for the future.

We will also have an engineering company represented on the panel who will talk about the issue of diversity and apprenticeships from an employer’s perspective.



Each panel member will talk for around 5-10 minutes from their perspective including experiences, their particular journey, thoughts on diversity e.t.c. This will be followed by an open discussion and Q and A with the audience – so please do come armed with questions!



Amelia Johnson-Lynch, Construction Management Apprentice, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing

Daniel Roche, Roche Civil Engineering (Employer Perspective)

Anne Benson, Gas Supervisor, Mears

Tilly Priestley, Trade Apprentice, Mears

Emma Luckman, Degree Apprenticeship Student, Leeds Beckett University



Abigail Milner, Associate, Gosschalks Solicitors



09:30 – registration and refreshments

10:00 to 11:30 – Intro, Discussion, Q and A

11:30 – close & networking until 12:00



Book my FREE ticket for Apprenticeship Pathways & Diversity Event in Hull


Many thanks to Gosschalks for their support;


Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber 2020 Awards – Official Launch Event

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Get the inside scoop on what makes a great awards submission!

Wednesday 29th January 2020 – 18:00 to 20:00 (registration from 17:30) | Addleshaw Goddard | 3 Sovereign Square | Sovereign Street | Leeds | LS1 4ER

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (#CEYH2020) awards are back for a new decade!

Please join us for our official launch event where we will be outlining some key changes for the 2020 awards followed by a question and answer session with a selection of our judges.

The judges will be there to give tips and advice on what they look for in a winning entry as well as providing hints, tips and tricks for ensuring a successful submission.

The awards organising team will also be on hand to answer any practical questions about the awards processes as well as provide details of the evening itself.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.




Building Project of the Year 2020

Civil Engineering 2020

Client of the Year 2020

Conservation & Regeneration 2020

Digital Construction 2020

Health, Safety & Wellbeing 2020

Innovation 2020

Integration & Collaborative Working 2020

Offsite 2020

People Development 2020

Sustainability 2020

SME of the Year 2020

Value 2020



Closing Date:Friday 24th April 2020

Shortlist Announced:Tuesday 26th May 2020

Gala Awards Dinner: Thursday 9th July 2020, Royal Armouries, Leeds





£350 raised for Crash Charity at the CEYH Christmas Quiz!

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On Tuesday 10th December, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber along with G4C Yorkshire, CIOB Yorkshire and thinkBIM hosted their inaugural festive quiz at the Head of Steam pub on Park Row in Leeds. There were thirteen teams in attendance who participated in eight rounds of quizzing with sections on Christmas movies, music, capital cities, Christmas-themed dingbats and a whole round dedicated to Die Hard (the greatest christmas movie of all time*). The quiz was eventually won by a team from Watson Batty Architects who took away the CEYH Quiz official trophy along with a bottle of prosecco and some drinks vouchers. A team representing CIOB Yorkshire were this year’s runners up.

Thanks to the generosity of those in attendance, the event raised a fantastic £350 for Crash – the construction charity. Crash are a practical charity that assist homelessness and hospice charities with construction related projects, creating places that care for people. Their work is nationwide and you can find out more about their projects and activities on their website

Thanks to everyone who came and supported the event and congratulations to our winners!

Just for a bit of fun, here are the Christmas dingbats – answers to follow soon!



*according to  CEYH Chair, Tom Oulton.

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