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Shortlist announced for British Construction Industry Awards 2013

The shortlist has been announced for the British Construction Industry Awards 2013.

With visits from members of the expert judging panel, 4 new and updated categories and finalists facing dragon’s den interviews with our industry experts, these awards carry unrivalled gravitas and recognise excellence across a range of disciplines.

The British Construction Industry Awards are an established and coveted industry accolade recognising overall excellence in the delivery of building and civil engineering infrastructure projects.

Once again the BCI Awards programme will include the coveted Prime Minister’s Award for Better Public Buildings. 

The rigorous judging process includes a visit, as always, to every shortlisted entrant in the building and civil engineering project categories by members of the expert judging panel.

The 26th BCI Awards will be presented at a gala dinner on 9 October 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.


Building Project of the Year (up to £3m)

North London Hospice

  • Commissioning Authority: North London Hospice
  • Principal Designer: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Architect: Elliott Wood Partnership
  • Principal Contractor: Pavehall

Downley House

  • Commissioning Authority: Downley Inspiring Construction
  • Principal Designer: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
  • Architect: Techniker
  • Principal Contractor: Downley Inspiring Construction

Hayes Primary School

Hayes primary school

  • Commissioning Authority: London Borough of Croydon
  • Principal Designer: Hayhurst & Co.
  • Architect: Crofton Design
  • Principal Contractor: Kier Wallis

Pier Cultural Centre

  • Commissioning Authority: Southend Borough Council
  • Principal Designer: White Arkitekter A/S
  • Architect: Price & Myers
  • Principal Contractor: Kier Construction

Westside Young People’s Centre

  • Commissioning Authority: Ealing Council - Directorate of Children’s Services
  • Principal Designer: Ealing Council - Business Services (Property)
  • Architect: Lyons O’Neill Structural Engineers
  • Principal Contractor: Thomas Sinden

South Bank WC Pavilion

  • Commissioning Authority: Healthmatic
  • Principal Designer: Mark Power Architect
  • Architect: David Narro Ass.
  • Principal Contractor: Healthmatic

Edward King Chapel: Ripon College Cuddesdon: Oxfordshire

  • Commissioning Authority: Bayfield Associates / Ripon College
  • Principal Designer: Niall McLaughlin Architects
  • Principal Contractor: Beard Construction

Building Project of the Year (£3m to £50m)

Kingswood Academy

  • Commissioning Authority: Hull City Council with private sector partner Esteem
  • Principal Designer: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Architect: Buro Happold
  • Principal Contractor: Morgan Sindall Construction

Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre

  • Commissioning Authority: The National Trust
  • Principal Designer: Heneghan Peng
  • Architect: Arup
  • Principal Contractor: Gilbert-Ash N.I.

The Backstage Centre

  • Commissioning Authority: High House Production Park Limited - National Skills Academy
  • Principal Designer: Arup
  • Architect: Gibberd
  • Principal Contractor: Kier Eastern

Coventry University Faculty of Engineering and Computing

  • Commissioning Authority: Coventry University
  • Principal Designer: Arup Associates
  • Architect: Arup Associates
  • Principal Contractor: Vinci PLC Group of Companies

The Hive

The Hive

  • Commissioning Authority: University of Worcester & Worcestershire County Council
  • Principal Designer: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Architect: Max Fordham - Structural Engineer
  • Principal Contractor: Galliford Try Construction

Bristol Old Vic Theatre

  • Commissioning Authority: Bristol Old Vic
  • Principal Designer: Hydrock Structures 1
  • Architect: Andrzej Blonski Architects
  • Principal Contractor: Galliford Try Construction

Phase 1A: Park Hill: Sheffield

  • Commissioning Authority: Urban Splash
  • Principal Designer: Hawkins\Brown and Studio Egret West
  • Principal Contractor: Urban Splash Build

The Crystal

  • Commissioning Authority: Siemens
  • Principal Designer: Wilkinson Eyre
  • Architect: Arup
  • Principal Contractor: ISG

Accelerated Cooling the Tube

  • Commissioning Authority: London Underground/TfL
  • Principal Designer: SKM + BBESL
  • Architect: TMA
  • Principal Contractor: Morgan Sindall + Birse Metro

Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre

  • Commissioning Authority: Olympic Delivery Authority
  • Principal Designer: Penoyre & Prasad
  • Architect: WSP
  • Principal Contractor: Willmott Dixon Construction

Forth Valley College Alloa and Stirling

  • Commissioning Authority: Forth Valley College
  • Principal Designer: Reiach and Hall Architects
  • Architect: Halcrow Group
  • Principal Contractor: Miller Group

Newlands School

  • Commissioning Authority: 4 Futures Limited
  • Principal Designer: Wright & Wright Architects
  • Architect: Ramboll
  • Principal Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction

Major Building Project of the Year - over £50m

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School & Student Hub

  • Commissioning Authority: Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Principal Designer: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Architect: White Young Green - Structural Engineer
  • Principal Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine

Park House

  • Commissioning Authority: QNB Capital
  • Principal Designer: Robin Partington Architects
  • Architect: AKT II
  • Principal Contractor: Mace

62 Buckingham Gate Project

  • Commissioning Authority: Land Securities
  • Principal Designer: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
  • Principal Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine

The Shard at London Bridge

The Shard

  • Commissioning Authority: Sellar Property Group on behalf of LBQ
  • Principal Designer: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
  • Architect: WSP Group
  • Principal Contractor: Mace

Civil Engineering Project of the Year (up to £3m)

Sky Wind Turbine


  • Commissioning Authority: BSkyB
  • Principal Designer: Arup Associates
  • Architect: Arup Associates
  • Principal Contractor: Mitie

Bradford Living Street Connect 2 Project - Element 2 Bridge at Manchester Road

  • Commissioning Authority: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Principal Designer: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Architect: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Principal Contractor: Eric Wright Civil Engineering

Gem Bridge, Tavistock

  • Commissioning Authority: Devon County Council
  • Principal Designer: Devon County Council
  • Principal Contractor: Dawnus Construction

Castle Green Bridge

  • Commissioning Authority: Project Taunton
  • Principal Designer: Flint & Neill
  • Architect: Moxon Architects
  • Principal Contractor: Britannia Construction

Civil Engineering Project of the Year - £3m to £50m

Hammersmith Flyover Strengthening Phase 1

Hammersmith Flyover

  • Commissioning Authority: Transport for London
  • Principal Designer: Amey
  • Principal Contractor: Amey

Eastside City Park

  • Commissioning Authority: Birmingham City Council
  • Principal Designer: Patel Taylor
  • Architect: Arup
  • Principal Contractor: Wates Construction

Banbury Flood Alleviation Scheme

  • Commissioning Authority: Environment Agency
  • Principal Designer: Black & Veatch
  • Architect: Ryder Landscape Consultants
  • Principal Contractor: Galliford Try

Deephams Sewage Treatment Works-Section A

  • Commissioning Authority: Thames Water Capital Delivery
  • Principal Designer: AECOM
  • Principal Contractor: J. Murphy & Sons

Nottingham Left Bank Flood Alleviation Scheme

  • Commissioning Authority: Environment Agency
  • Principal Designer: Black & Veatch
  • Architect: Jackson Civil Engineering
  • Principal Contractor: Jackson Civil Engineering

New Ticket Hall for Tottenham Court Road Station

  • Commissioning Authority: London Underground
  • Principal Designer: Halcrow Group (a CH2M HILL company)
  • Architect: Hawkins\Brown
  • Principal Contractor: Taylor Woodrow BAM Nuttall JV

Tay Road Bridge Pier Collision Protection

  • Commissioning Authority: Tay Road Bridge Joint Board
  • Principal Designer: Jacobs UK
  • Architect: Jacobs UK
  • Principal Contractor: VolkerStevin

Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year - over £50m

Cleaner Seas for Sussex

  • Commissioning Authority: Southern Water
  • Principal Designer: MWH
  • Architect: 4Delivery
  • Principal Contractor: 4Delivery

M4M5 Managed Motorway Scheme

  • Commissioning Authority: Highways Agency
  • Principal Designer: Atkins
  • Principal Contractor: Balfour Beatty

The London 2012 Olympic Park Project

London 2012 Olympic Park

  • Commissioning Authority: Olympic Delivery Authority
  • Principal Designer: Atkins
  • Architect: Atkins
  • Principal Contractor: BAM Nuttall

M1 J10-13 Improvement

  • Commissioning Authority: Highways Agency
  • Principal Designer: URS
  • Principal Contractor: Costain Carillion JV

M25 DBFO Widening J16-23 & J27-30 & Refurbishment of Hatfield Tunnel

  • Commissioning Authority: Connect Plus
  • Principal Designer: Atkins
  • Principal Contractor: Skanska Balfour Beatty M25 JV

Thameslink - Borough Viaduct - Borough High Street Bridge

  • Commissioning Authority: Network Rail
  • Principal Designer: Atkins
  • Architect: Jestico & Whiles
  • Principal Contractor: Skanska UK Civil Engineering

International Award

China Central Television New Headquarters

  • Commissioning Authority: General Office of CCTV New Site Construction & Development Program
  • Principal Designer: OMA
  • Architect: Arup
  • Principal Contractor: China State Construction and Engineering Corporation

Al Bahar Towers

  • Commissioning Authority: Abu Dhabi Investment Council
  • Principal Designer: AEDAS
  • Architect: Arup
  • Principal Contractor: Al-Futtaim Carillion

Yas Waterworld - Abu Dhabi

  • Commissioning Authority: Farah Leisure Parks Management
  • Principal Designer: Atkins
  • Architect: Atkins
  • Principal Contractor: Alec

British Antarctic Survey, Halley Research Station, Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Halley research station

  • Commissioning Authority: British Antarctic Survey
  • Principal Designer: AECOM
  • Architect: Hugh Broughton Architects
  • Principal Contractor: Galliford Try

Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat, Bulgaria - Romania

  • Commissioning Authority: Ministry of Transport, Information Technology & Communications
  • Principal Designer: URS
  • Architect: High-Point Rendel
  • Principal Contractor: FCC Construction, SA

BIM Project Application Award

  • Crossrail, Crossrail BIM Initiative
  • GCA JV, Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works
  • Robin Partington Architects, Park House
  • Skanska UK, Woodlands School - Essex

Leader of Tomorrow

  • Alistair Hitchcock, Mott MacDonald
  • Chris Harper, Atkins
  • Conall Doherty, Buro Happold
  • Mark Robinson, On Line Design & Engineering
  • Michael Gaunt, Mott Macdonald
  • Michael Wedderburn, Interserve Construction
  • Oliver Read, LendLease
  • Richard Morgan, Arup
  • Simon Banfield, Arup

Product Design Innovation Award

  • Byrne Group, Byrne Group Falsework Release Tool
  • Leica Geosystems, Leica iCON Intelligent Construction
  • London Bridge Associates, TIM (Tunnel Information Management)
  • MOBA Mobile Automation, MOBA-Aggregate Industries Bar-Tec Paver Quality Management System
  • Ramboll, KREOD Pavilion
  • RMD Kwikform, Ascent
  • Siltbuster, Siltbuster HD Transforming Hydrodemolition
  • Skanska Balfour Beatty M25 JV, M25 DBFO - Slipformed Concrete Retaining walls
  • Uzin, UZIN L3 Gold Moisture Control System

The Major Project awarded is sponsored by Arup

Arup is an independent global firm offering a broad range of professional services. Our designers, planners, engineers, managers, consultants and technical specialists believe in creating value for our clients and making a positive difference in the world.

We design with the future in mind and have a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that respond positively to the built environment.

A commitment to the environment and to the communities in which we work has always been at the heart of our ethos. We are acutely aware that design has a huge influence on the world around us, and that this carries with it a responsibility to do the best possible job for current and future generations. This should result in projects that not only work for clients, but are also successful for the people who use them, live in them or work in and around them.

For the 2013 BCI Awards, Arup is proud to sponsor the Major Building Project - over £50M category.

Projects of this magnitude – whether education centres, offices, arts and culture facilities, transport hubs or sport venues – inevitably have an impact beyond the building itself, and help to support communities and create new spaces. We place great importance on seeing projects through from conception to completion and into their legacy use: this is a significant challenge for large, complex building projects and we support the BCI Awards in celebrating some of the best.  

Readers' comments (1)

  • It is rather shocking that in a news item of the New Civil Engineer, several of our large engineering consultancies are described as "Architects"! Well below the journalistic standards we should expect....

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