Awards celebrate the best building designs and most considerate contractors

News release from 26/03/2018

THE BEST new construction projects, and the companies that have worked to keep the impact of their building work to a minimum, were among those honoured at an awards ceremony today (26 March).

The Cambridge Design and Construction Awards and the Considerate Contractor Scheme Awards, hosted by the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry(CFCI) and co-sponsored by CFCI, Cambridge City Council and Cambridge News, were held at the McGrath Centre, St Catharine’s College.

The Cambridge Design and Construction Awardscelebrate buildings which are judged to have best met the criteria of excellent design appropriate to its context, good quality workmanship and materials, and sustainability.

The Considerate Contractor Scheme Awards are presented annually to firms that have made significant efforts to minimise noise and disruption on building projects, with due consideration for neighbours and members of the public in keeping sites safe, clean and accountable.

Cllr Kevin Blencowe, Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport, said: “Well done to all of the winners and those commended in this year’s awards. They can feel proud of what they have achieved and their contribution to Cambridge and its 21st century development.

"As these awards show, there are construction firms and architects building high quality sustainable buildings, to excellent standards and with respectful consideration towards people living and working near to sites.

“These are the standards we look for in Cambridge and it is right that we celebrate the success of those who have met them. I am also pleased that we have been able to celebrate young talent in the sector who look set for successful careers ahead of them.”

The winners this year, by award category, were as follows:

Best New Building – Large

Winners:

  • Ryle Yard, Eddington
  • Bradfield Centre, Science Park
  • The Stephen Perse Foundation, Union Road

Best New Building – Small

Winner:

  • The Garage, 46 St Andrew’s Road

Commendation:

  • House at 30 Newton Road

Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building

Winner:

  • West Court, Jesus College

Commendation:

  • Wesley House, Jesus Lane 

New Neighbourhoods

Winner:

  • Eddington

Commendation:

  • Magna, Harrison Drive, Trumpington

Engineering and Sustainability Award

Winner:

  • Eddington (University of Cambridge)

Commendation:

  • Swirles Court, Eddington

Craftsmanship Award

Winner:

  • Swirles Court, NW Cambridge
    • Builder: Graham
    • Architect: RH Partnership

Commendation:

  • New house, 30 Newton Road
    • Builder: Godfrey & Hicks
    • Architect:  Lawrence Coussell

Commendation:

  • West Court, Jesus College
    • Builder: Cocksedge
    • Architect: Nìall McLaughlin

Young professional of the year

Winner:

  • Joel Gustafsson of Max Fordham

Commendation:

  • Roger Faires of Mott MacDonald

Site Manager of the Year

Winner:

  • Ian Keys of Coulson Building Group

Commendation:

  • Fergus Anscombe of Galliford Try

Considerate Contractor Awards

Main Considerate Contractor Award

Winner:

  • Bouygues - Cambridge Assessment

Certificate of Excellence:

  • SDC - Judge Institute and Kettles Yard
  • Morgan Sindall - ARU Science Centre

Chamber of Commerce Award

Winner:                                                                                                                                   

  • Coulson Building Group - Holy Trinity Church

Certificate of Excellence:

  • Millcam - Various sites

Works in Progress Award

Winner:                                                                                                                                   

  • BAM/ Farrans/ Skanska/Graham/ Wates/ Willmot Dixon - NW Cambridge/Eddington

Certificate of Excellence:                           

  • Galliford Try - 50/60 Station Road

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