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Stars of construction

Events - More schemes than ever have entered the 2005 British Construction Industry Awards.

A RECORD number of entries for the 2005 British Construction Industry Awards has resulted in 35 schemes being shortlisted across six categories.

Each of these projects - 29 in the UK and six overseas - will be inspected in close detail by the judging panel in a complex programme of visits that starts next week.

Of the shortlist, 15 projects are also eligible for the prestigious Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award.

This award, now in its fifth year is sponsored by the Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment and the Office of Government Commerce and rewards the best publicly funded schemes around.

The judges, led by United Utilities chief executive John Roberts CBE, will choose the best of the winning projects in the Major, Civil, Small Civil, Building, Small Building and International categories ahead of the gala dinner and awards ceremony at Grosvenor House in October.

For full details of the awards and the shortlist visit www.nceplus. co. uk.

The awards ceremony will take place at a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Thursday 13 October.

Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are eligible for the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award.

Small Building Project Award (for projects up to £3M) sponsored by NEC Contracts l Inn On The Park, London SW1* l The Hub, London E16* l Brent Birth Centre, Central Middlesex Hospital, London NW10* l Spiral Café, Birmingham l Visitor Centre - Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham, l Kingsmead Primary School, Northwich, Cheshire* Small Civil Engineering Project Award (for projects up to £3M) sponsored by Corus l Boscastle Flood Defence Scheme, Cornwall* l Remedial Work to Slope Damage at Glen USK, Crickhowell, South Wales l B of the Bang, Manchester l Scrayingham Ecological System, North Yorks l Sladesbridge Flood Defence Scheme, Wadebridge, Cornwall* l Bridges 2/11 + 2/12 Reconstruction, Battersea* Building Award (for projects from £3M to £50M) sponsored by Beresford Blake Thomas l Sedley Place, London W1 l Jubilee Library, Brighton l Royal Geographical Society, London SW7* l Mossbourne Community Academy, London E5* l London Coliseum, London WC2 l Institute of Cell & Molecular Science, London E1 Civil Engineering Award (for projects from £3M to £50M) sponsored by Civils 2005 l South Stockton Link Road* l High Wycombe STW Transfer, Buckinghamshire l Chingford South Water Treatment Works, London E4 l Lostock Water Treatment Works, Bolton l A470 Cardiff to Glan Conwy Trunk Rd Improvement, Betws-yCoed* Major Project Award (for projects over £50M) sponsored by the Health & Safety Executive l Airside Road Tunnel, London Heathrow l Pier 6, Gatwick, West Sussex l The Sage, Gateshead* l GOGGS East, London SW1* l Tinsley Viaduct Strengthening Project, Sheffield* l Home Office Project, London SW1* International Award sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers l River Po Footbridge, Turin l British Council Offices, Alexandria l Taiwan High Speed Rail Project l Villa Mumm, Frankfurt l Athlone Civic Centre Library & Central Square, Ireland l Airside Centre, Zurich Airport

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