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BCI Awards 2009: Major league

The one they all want to win − the British Construction Industry Awards’ major project award for schemes valued at over £50M − has once again generated an immense shortlist.

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  • The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on Wednesday 14 October. To book a table at the event download a booking form at www.bciawards.org.uk

Clackmannanshire Bridge

Scotland

Clackmannanshire Bridge

Clackmannanshire Bridge

The Clackmannanshire Bridge has been created as a key link in the Forth Valley area to serve the north east and north of Scotland and alleviate pressure on the existing Kincardine and Forth Crossing bridges. It is the second longest incremental push launch bridge in the world.

  • Commissioning authority: Transport Scotland
  • Principal architect: Yee Associates & Designers
  • Principal engineer: Scott Wilson / Benaim
  • Main contractor: Morgan Vinci JV

 

M6 Extension Carlisle

Guards Mill

M6 Extension Carlisle

M6 Extension Carlisle

This £174M project was delivered ahead of schedule and at a significant cost saving. It involved upgrading the A74 dual carriageway to dual three lane motorway, and completes the motorway network from London to Glasgow.

  • Commissioning authority: Highways Agency
  • Principal designer: Capita Symonds
  • Principal engineer: Scott Wilson
  • Main contractor: Carillion Roads

 

Docklands Light Railway Woolwich Arsenal Extension

London

Docklands Light Railway Woolwich Arsenal Extension

Docklands Light Railway Woolwich Arsenal Extension

The new DLR Extension at Woolwich Arsenal comprises 2.5km of new railway in parallel twin bored tunnels under the River Thames to serve a newly constructed underground station in Woolwich town centre.

  • Commissioning authority: Docklands Light Railway
  • Principal designer: Halcrow Group
  • Principal architect: Weston Williamson
  • Main contractor: Morgan Est / Colas Rail JV

 

Oldham Schools PFI Project

Greater Manchester

Oldham Schools PFI Project

Oldham Schools PFI Project

The Oldham Schools PFI project involved construction of two 1,500 place secondary schools on existing school sites which occupied split locations. Both were designed with the involvement of pupils and school staff and provide new modern and spacious learning environments.

  • Commissioning authority: Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Principal architect: Architects Co-Partnership
  • Main contractor: Kier Northwest

 

New Street Square

London

New Street Square

New Street Square

This landmark office development includes a striking glass fronted 18-storey tower, two medium sized buildings, a low rise block and a two-storey management suite with living green wall creating over 90,000m² of office accommodation and 2,400m² of retail space.

  • Commissioning authority: Land Securities
  • Principal architect: Bennetts Associates
  • Principal engineer: Cundall
  • Main contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine

 

Kings Place

London

Kings Place

Kings Place

The new Kings Place development is the first significant building in the regeneration of King’s Cross. It combines commercial office space for the Guardian and Observer newspapers at upper levels with art and entertainment spaces at ground and lower levels, open to the general public.

  • Commissioning authority: Parabola Estates
  • Principal designer: Arup
  • Principal architect: Dixon Jones
  • Main contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine

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