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Well, what can we say but what a night! Last Friday saw the culmination of six months meticulous planning by the Constructing Excellence team to bring you this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2015, and what a night it was! Held at the National Railway Museum in York, this  event brought together over 350 industry professionals, representing a wide cross-section of the construction sector, in a spectacular celebration to recognise and reward the very best examples of construction excellence, achievement and best practice the regional built environment has been involved in over the last 12 months.

Sponsored by AtlasCloud, attendees were treated to a champagne drinks reception, a gourmet three course meal dining amongst the museum’s magnificent collection of historical carriages, and a fantastic AV show interspersed with a rousing awards presentation.  Fourteen different awards were handed out, each representing the core themes of the Constructing Excellence strategy, including leadership and people development, SME of the year and new for 2015, BIM project of the year.

In addition, attendees were also encouraged to share images from their tables to social media with a bottle of bubbly being awarded for the best “selfie” of the night! Our excellent host for the evening was BBC Look North’s Amy Garcia who kept proceedings both professional and relaxed as well as introducing the audience to the “belfie” (look it up if you don’t know!).

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Carillion Morgan Sindall secured the biggest haul of the night walking away with three awards for their A1 Leeming to Barton improvement project; Innovation, BIM Project of the Year & Best of the Best categories. Other winners included Interserve who secured the Value category for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary project, Opus International Consultants who took the leadership prize and hull-based contractors M B Roche & Sons who were named SME of the Year. Morgan Sindall Grontmij Joint Venture rounded off a successful night for the Morgan Sindall Group by scooping the much coveted Project of the Year award for highly inventive time & cost efficiencies implemented at Castleford Waste Treatment works.

However the real winner on the evening was the industry itself. The sheer breadth of shortlisted projects, schemes & organisations represented at this year’s awards demonstrate once again that our regional construction sector continues to push boundaries & lead the way in driving up industry standards and “doing things better”. Innovation and creativity shone through all the projects entered with many underpinned by Construction 2025 core themes & vision. Collaboration was also a key theme of the evening with many of the shortlisted projects being undertaken in partnership demonstrating that we really are “stronger together”. The future of the industry also looks to be in good hands with an inspiring presentation delivered by three students from St Ambrose Barlow High School with big plans for their careers in our industry – future keynote speakers perhaps!

So all we have left to say is congratulations and a big THANK YOU to all our sponsors, supporters, entrants and participants who have made this year’s #ceyhawards the best one yet and we look forward to working with you all again to set the bar even higher next year!

Thank you

Liz, Mitch & Donna, CKE Team


Full List of Winners and Highly Commended


Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Leeds Sustainability Institute)

Winner:  Tom Dolan , Kier Construction

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Client of the Year (sponsored by William Anelay)

Winner:  The University of York, Nominated by Faithful+Gould

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Health & Safety (Sponsored by William Birch & Sons)

Winner:  Hull Re Roofs Project , Lovell

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Highly Commended:  Henry Boot Construction Ltd


Heritage (sponsored by Lovell)

Winner:  Sewerby Hall Access Project, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Highly Commended:   The Judge’s Lodgings, William Anelay


Innovation (sponsored by Project Five Consulting)

Winner:  A1 Leeming to Barton Improving Large Goods Vehicles (LGV) Driver Behaviour through Roadworks, Carillion Morgan Sindall JV

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Highly Commended:  M1 Junction 33 – Highways BIM Project , Aggregate Industries UK Ltd in collaboration Costain Ltd and Mouchel


Integration & Collaborative Working (sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

Winner:  York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kier Construction


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Highly Commended:  Yorkshire Water Integrated Asset Management team,


Leadership & People Development (sponsored by ESH Construction)

Winner:  Opus International Consultants (UK) Ltd

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Highly Commended:  A-one+ STEM Ambassador Group, A-one+ Integrated Highway Services


Sustainability (sponsored by Interserve Construction)

Winner: Little Kelham, Citu

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Highly Commended: Golcar Passivhaus, Green Building Store

Highly Commended: Area 12 Managing Agent Contract, A-one+ Integrated Highway Services


Project of the Year (sponsored by M3 Ltd)

Winner:  Castleford Waste Water Treatment Works , Morgan Sindall Grontmij Joint Venture

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2nd Place:  Tophill Low WTW – Nitrate removal plant, Amey

1st Highly Commended:  Bowcliffe Hall, Conlon Construction

2nd Highly Commended:  The Kelpies, Falkirk, SH Structures Ltd


SME of the Year (sponsored by East Riding of Yorkshire Council)

Winner:  M.B.Roche & Sons Ltd

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Value (sponsored by Gosschalks Solicitors)

Winner:  Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Interserve Construction

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Young Achiever G4C (sponsored by Class of Your Own)

Winner:  Danielle Kirk -Mitchell, Henry Boot Construction

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Highly Commended:  Tom Wilcox Harrison, Simpson (York) Limited


BIM Project of the Year (sponsored by Tekla UK)

Winner:  A1(M) Leeming to Barton Improvements, Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture

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Highly Commended:  A160 Port of Immingham Improvements Project – A Highways England ‘BIM Early Adopter’, Costain


Best of the Best

Winner:  A1(M) Leeming to Barton Improvements, Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture

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