Blog: SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Wokingham Borough Council: Setting the standard for local authorities

30 March 2022

Client of the Year sponsored by Costain



Wokingham Borough Council: Setting the standard for local authorities (submitted by Reds10)
 

Client of the Year Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 finalist

Wokingham Borough Council are true pioneers. This applies not only to their early adoption of and commitment to modern methods of construction (MMC), but also to their devotion to sustainability, collaborative working, collaborative learning and bettering their constituents’ lived experience.

Having worked with the Council for several years, across a variety of projects, it is safe to say each one is a true one of a kind. This is primarily because the Council and its representatives have taken a keen interest not only in the top level, but the day-to-day detail, striving for real understanding in order to push themselves and, in turn other councils, to do better. Their commitment to sustainability, innovation and modern methods of construction is truly exemplar, as showcased by work both on the award-winning Addington SEN School and the Dinton Activity Centre – the borough’s first ever net carbon asset.

Both projects have been the subject of ongoing interest from within the construction industry as well as the local community, but the Council has taken the wider opportunity to use them as case studies for other local authorities.

Having said all of that, Wokingham Borough Council has ensured that the lived experience of the local communities was held at the heart of each decision. This, alongside a commitment to sustainability, was the primary driver throughout every project to date, followed closely by the project timeline and budget. All Reds10 projects together have delivered beyond expectation, thanks to this commitment by the Council.

Thanks to this enlightened team at the helm, who are devoted to collaborative working and constantly striving for more, the outcomes of these projects have been genuinely exceptional. Especially given the global COVID-19 pandemic.


Key achievements:

  • Wokingham Borough Council has been able to drive the delivery of amazing spaces for its constituents through strong leadership and willingness to continually push themselves, its project team and other local governments.

  • Wokingham Borough Council’s early adoption of MMC has meant these spaces have been able to harness its strengths in a way that is primarily focused on improving the lived experience of local residents.

  • Wokingham Borough Council has instigated several webinars and roundtable discussions in order to educate interested parties on the detail of these projects, in order to keep on pushing local authorities.

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Find out who wins at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 Ceremony on Thurs 30th June 2022.


About the Client of the Year Award (sponsored by Costain): 

Construction clients have an important role to play in transforming the way the industry operates.  How projects come to market has a significant impact on the ability of the construction industry to provide innovative, whole life value-for-money solutions. More info

>> Find out more about the other Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards finalists here

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