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Entry deadline looms for coveted British Construction Industry Awards

Project teams seeking recognition for their design and delivery excellence are urged to act fast with the 17 March entry deadline for the British Construction Industry Awards looming.

BCIA logo 2017

BCIA logo 2017

The British Construction Industry Awards seek to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery and, crucially, delivering outcomes for society.

Last year Alder Hey Children’s Health Park took the top honour, claiming the prestigous Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award. The £250M purpose-built hospital, designed by BDP and WSP and built by Laing O’Rourke, wowed the judges and, importantly the prime minister’s representatives.

Alder Hey

Alder Hey

Alder Hey wowed the judges with its sensitive design focused on meeting patient needs

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Ben Gummer, said: “Alder Hey is a great example of how to transform public services in an innovative and cost effective way. Engaging the community in the design and using local apprentices to support the construction will ensure the hospital will continue to be at the heart of the community for generations to come.”

The British Construction Industry Awards are the only construction industry awards scheme to have the backing of the prime minister.

That is because they are the only awards that call on the whole project team - client, architect, designer and contractor - to showcase their work and demonstrate its impact on society to our panel of exceptional judges.

Judges visit all shortlisted completed projects and carry out rigorous interviews with the rest and as such are the ultimate vindication of project team success.

This year is the 30th running of the awards and promises to be quite a night of celebration. This year there are 19 award categories, recognising both excellence in project delivery and excellence in delivering outcomes for society.

The 30th British Construction Industry Awards winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 11 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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Alder Hey: a shining example

alder hey in the park

alder hey in the park

The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award recognises publicly-funded projects that demonstrate innovative and productive construction, deliver value for money and bring real change for their communities. It is the pinnacle of the British Construction Industry Awards

Liverpool’s forward-thinking project team at Alder Hey have constructed a new medical facility to provide top-quality healthcare in an environment designed to enhance patient recovery.

The trust consulted patients and their families on the design of the hospital. Almost 1,000 children contributed to the consultation process by drawing pictures to share their vision for what the hospital should look like.

Also known as the ‘hospital under the hill’, the structure follows the contours of the existing landscape, with grass from Liverpool’s surrounding Springfield Park curving up and over the building.

The hospital treats 275,000 patients a year and 75% of children have their own room with pull out beds, offering more dignity and privacy to visiting families. All patients have easy access to relaxation areas including a giant indoor tree-house, play desks and fish tanks.

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