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News: 2018 Winners announced

29 June 2018

Winners celebrate at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2018!

The winners of the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2018 were revealed at the prestigious awards ceremony and gala dinner on the 28th of June 2018 and the Royal Lancaster Hotel in Hyde Park, London.

It was our biggest awards ceremony yet, with over 600 guests celebrating the success of the regions’ finest people, organisations and projects. The evenings host was Maggie Philpin OBE – Broadcaster and CEO of TeenTech, who kept the attendees entertained throughout the proceedings!

The awards, sponsored by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, recognises outstanding companies and projects within the built environment that have delivered improvements in all-round performance through collaborative working and a desire to make a difference. They are open to the whole sector from buildings to infrastructure, all parts of the supply and demand chain, all disciplines, professions and trades.

The robust judging process for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards means that being selected as a finalist is a significant achievement and the judges have the highest standards of fairness, accuracy and integrity.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2018 are:

Apprenticeship Initiative (Sponsored by CoTrain)  CETC – Civil Engineering Training Centre (Fareham College)

Building Project of the Year – over £10m (Sponsored by Westfield)  25 Wilton, London (Kier Construction)

Building Project of the Year – £10m or under (Sponsored by Westfield)  Heathfield Academy - Croydon (Willmott Dixon)

Civils Project of the Year (Sponsored by Westfield)  London Bridge Station Redevelopment Project (Network Rail)

Client of the Year (Sponsored by Willmott Dixon)  ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency)

Digital Construction (Sponsored by Clearbox)  VISUALISE (Skanska)

G4C Future Leader (Sponsored by Tarmac)  Natasha Baum (Willmott Dixon)

Health, Safety & Wellbeing (Sponsored by CLOCS)  Lendlease Construction

Innovation (Sponsored by SIG360 Technical Centre)  Transport Infrastructure Efficiency – Benchmarking Framework (Turner & Townsend)

Integration & Collaborative Working (Sponsored by Waterloo Air Products)  Design Consortium (Willmott Dixon. Cobham)

Offsite (Sponsored by LHC)  Offsite Champions (Ramboll)

Outstanding Customer Satisfaction (Sponsored by Willmott Dixon)  Phelan Construction Ltd

People Development (Sponsored by Cheesmur Building Contractors)  Playle & Partners LLP

Preservation & Rejuvenation (Sponsored by RIFT)  ‘Your New Town Hall’ Lambeth (Morgan Sindall)

SME of the Year (Sponsored by CIOB)  ITC

Sustainability (Sponsored by Temple Group)  Wilmcote House, Portsmouth (ECD Architects)

Value (Sponsored by Artelia Group)  Little Daydreams Nursery (Mitie)


Highly commended awards were given to:

ATT Tideway EPIC: Logistics - Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Oxford Westgate (Laing O'Rourke) - Sustainability

The J.P. Morgan Media Centre (David Miller Architects) - Digital Construction


Congratulations to all the winners and the highly commended, but also to the finalists whose submissions created some very difficult decisions for our panel of judges, but, who were inspired by the quality of the finalists and the enthusiasm of the presenting teams.

We would like to say thank you to all the fantastic organisations that submitted their projects into this year’s awards, the judges and our sponsors for your continued support in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2018.

The Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards are unique in their recognition of some of the best teams and organisations in the region and aim to inspire others to learn and benefit from their stories which are published in the Awards Brochure.  “The key actions they took, results achieved, and lessons learned make an interesting read” says Derek Rees, Regional Director for Constructing Excellence. Download this years Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards brochure here.

The winners will automatically be entered in to the Constructing Excellence National Awards which will be held on the 16th November 2018*. 

Entries for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2019 will be opening in December 2018 - keep up to date by following us on twitter (@CE_Awards) or register your interest tina@secbe.org.uk.


*Categories Outstanding Customer Service and Apprenticeship Initiative are unique to London & the South East. They are not included in the National Constructing Excellence Awards.


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