Building projects up for prestigious awards
THE Royal Shakespeare Company, Warwickshire College and the first combined primary and secondary school in Warwickshire have been shortlisted for awards that celebrate the best projects in the construction industry.
The winners of the ninth annual West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards will be announced tonight, Friday, 13th May, at the ICC in Birmingham. There are 44 nominees in 12 categories.
The £3.8million refurbishment of the RSC’s Swan Wing has earned it a place on the shortlist for the Heritage Award, and Warwickshire College and Deeley Construction are up for the Integration and Collaborative Working Award and the Project of the Year for the college’s new Pershore campus.
The improvement work at Oakley Wood Crematorium, costing £1.2million, which was carried out by Kier Construction last year, has also been nominated for the Integration and Collaborative Working Award.
The North Chapel was extended with more seats and the size of the waiting area at the South Chapel will be made bigger.
Ashe Construction and Lungfish Architects have been jointly nominated in the Integration and Collaborative Working Award category of the West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards after working together on Aylesford School in Warwick where a £2.7million expansion made it the first ever combined primary and secondary school delivered in Warwickshire.
The expansion created 210 places for four- to 19-year-olds.
Sheridan McKnight, Partnership Director at Ashe Construction, said: “Our working ethos was to complete the project to the highest standard for the client while ensuring everything ran as smoothly as possible so we didn’t disrupt the day-to-day running of the school.
“The scheme has been one of our flagship projects delivered here in the Midlands and we are delighted that it has been nominated for the award.”