Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, reports from the 2017 Offsite Construction Awards ceremony held in London last night, celebrating the best in precision building, design and delivery.
The UK offsite construction market is expanding at more than 35% per year and is now seen as a major solution to delivering a more sustainable built environment. However, offsite build is still just 10% of the construction market so the growth potential is enormous.
The 2017 Offsite Construction Awards celebrated the best in precision building, design and delivery across arrange of key categories. The awards highlighted the best examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products and systems that are providing cost-effective ways of delivering new buildings across all sectors.
More than 200 entries were considered across a range of categories that demonstrated the reach that offsite now has across project sectors and types of buildings. The awards included ones for housing, commercial and retail, education, healthcare, and infrastructure projects. Best projects using concrete, steel, timber and hybrid construction were also recognised along with best use of volumetric technology and MEP prefabrication. There was also a product innovation award plus awards recognising key professionals in the industry.
Congratulations to Kier Construction who won 3 awards for the Broadmoor Hospital Redevelopment project: for ‘Best use of Concrete’, ‘Healthcare Project of the Year’, plus the prestigious ‘Winner of Winners’ Award.
Congratulations to the winners in all the other categories
Best use of Steel
Vision Modular Systems & MJH Structural Engineers
for Apex House
Best use of Timber
for Crossrail Railway Station, Abbey Woods
Best use Hybrid Construction Project
B & K Structures
for Farnborough College of Technology
Best use of Volumetric Technology
Vision Modular Systems
for Juxon and Sail Street, Lambeth
Best use of MEP Fabrication
SES Engineering Services
for Gasholders Developments
Housing Project of the Year
Places for People + Urban Splash
for Smiths Dock
Commercial/Retail Project of the Year
B & K Structures
for Nando’s Cambridge
Education Project of the Year
KLH UK Ltd
for Blackdale Student Residences
Infrastructure Project of the Year
for Custom House Station
Product Innovation Award
Offsite Professional Project of the Year
HTA Design LLP
Project Manager of the Year
Gerard Donnelly from the Mcovey Group
Highly Commended Awards
Congratulations to the companies recognised with ‘Highly Commended Awards’.
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