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Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards Ceremony 2022

17 March 2022

THE winners of the first Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards – which celebrate the best in placemaking, design and craft skills locally - have been revealed.

An awards ceremony was held at Frankopan Hall at Jesus College at the University of Cambridge last night (Wednesday 16 March 2022.)

The evening began with presentations from the shortlisted candidates, showcasing their submissions to the packed audience. The following awards were up for grabs at this year’s event: Best New Building over £2m, Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building over £2m, Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building under £2m, The David Mackay Award for Engineering and Sustainability, Craftmanship, Apprentice of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Site Manager of the Year.

The awards are endorsed by the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service, a partnership between Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils, along with the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry (CFCI). 

The awards are intended to be as comprehensive as possible, encouraging entries from projects of all scales. Entries were welcomed from private home extensions to large developments, individuals to institutions. The list of categories for the building awards encompasses all aspects of construction including design, sustainability, engineering, quality of work, and construction. There are also People awards, to recognise the individual contributions to the industry. Later in the year, the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service will be hosting its virtual awards ceremony for the Considerate Construction Scheme.

Best New Building over £2m (Joint winners)

New College Library, Magdalene College

Civil Engineering Building, University of Cambridge

Project Atria, HLRI Building   

Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building over £2m

The Works, Pampisford

Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building under £2m

The Brewhouse, Peterhouse 

The David Mackay Award for Engineering and Sustainability     

Civil Engineering Building, University of Cambridge                   

Craftsmanship         

New College Library, Magdalene College     

The Brewhouse, Peterhouse          

Apprentice of the Year

James Burke, Assistant Project Manager – Bidwells.

Young Professional of the Year     

Sam Alexander, Mechanical Estimator - Munro Building Services.

Site Manager of the Year

Simon Redgrave, Senior Site Manager - Cambridge Investment Partnership.        

A full list of winners, and those who received commendations can be found below.

Cllr Dr. Tumi Hawkins, Lead Cabinet Member for Planning at South Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “It was an extraordinary awards event to gather and celebrate the recognition of talent in construction, craft skills, design and placemaking in our Greater Cambridge area. It was an honour to be a panel member as the award ceremony is a great demonstration of what Councils and developers are continuously able to achieve when they work in unison on local building projects. Events like this celebrate good design and raise the bar for new buildings I’m excited to see what future events like these and the work of our new Greater Cambridge Design Review Panel bring to fruition as we continue to shape the very best new designs and construction projects together.”

Cllr Katie Thornburrow, Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport at Cambridge City Council, said: ‘The awards showcase the best that Greater Cambridge has to offer, in terms of both people and buildings. Each year, we continue to see innovation and excellence. Our officers work hard in partnership with owners, architects, and local communities to ensure good design is appropriate to its local context, which is also the objective of our new Design Review Panel. I look forward to seeing what the future has to hold for us in Greater Cambridge’. 

Meredith Bowles, Chair of the CFCI, said: ‘Making buildings takes years and the commitment of many people; it’s an achievement in itself. To make a great building takes so much more: the ambition of the owner; the vision of the design team; the tenacity and skill of the contractors. The Awards showcase the very best new buildings in Greater Cambridge and celebrate the efforts of those that make them happen.’

Awards list

Best New Building over £2m          

Winners

New College Library, Magdalene College | Niall McLaughlin Architects

Project Atria, HLRI Building | Munro Building Services

Civil Engineering Building, University of Cambridge | Grimshaw Architects

Commendations

Akeman Street Housing | Mole Architects Ltd          

Northstowe Education Campus | Kier Group

WongAvery Gallery, Trinity Hall | Niall McLaughlin Architects

 

Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building over £2m

Winner

The Works, Pampisford | NBBJ

Commendations

King’s College, Garden Hostel | Owers Warwick Architects

United Reform Church, Downing Place | Archangel Architects        

Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building under £2m

Winner           

The Brewhouse, Peterhouse| Giles Quarme Architects       

Commendations

Former Library, Mill Road | Donald Insall Associates           

Monkey Roost, Gog Magog Way, Stapleford | Owers Warwick Architects 

The David Mackay Award for Engineering and Sustainability     

Winner

Civil Engineering Building, University of Cambridge | University of Cambridge, Grimshaw Architects, Max Fordham, Smith & Wallwork

Craftsmanship         

Winners

New College Library, Magdalene College | Niall McLaughlin Architects     

The Brewhouse, Peterhouse | Vince Thorby, Thorwood Construction        

Commendations

The Gables, Bartlow | Chadwick Dryer Clarke studio

WongAvery Gallery, Trinity Hall | Niall McLaughlin Architects         

Apprentice of the Year                

Winner

James Burke, Assistant Project Manager – Bidwells.

Commendation

Sergi Parera, Apprentice Surveyor - 3C Building Control Shared Service.

Young Professional of the Year     

Winner

Sam Alexander, Mechanical Estimator - Munro Building Services.

Commendation

David Digby, Development Manager - Cambridge Investment Partnership.

 

Site Manager of the Year

Winner           

Simon Redgrave, Senior Site Manager - Cambridge Investment Partnership.

Commendation

Adam Hunt, Senior Site Manager - Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd.