Double win at British Construction Industry Awards 2010
Morgan Sindall, one of the UK’s leading construction and infrastructure specialists, is celebrating today after scooping two prestigious British Construction Industry Awards at Wednesday’s (13 October) ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The company’s Kentish Town Health Centre project was one of two to win the ‘Building Project £3m-£50m’ category. This pioneering £10.6 million health centre in Camden, which was designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, offers integrated healthcare facilities for the local community, as well as a staff library, training centre and conference rooms.
The second award went to the Temporary Crossing of the River Derwent at Workington, which won the ‘Small Civil Engineering Project up to £3m’ category. This 67-metre span, 350-tonne bridge re-connected the two sides of Workington after the original bridge was washed away during the November 2009 floods.
John Homer, Morgan Sindall regional managing director, said: “We are delighted to have won these awards for two fantastic projects which highlight our combined strengths and skills as a leading force in construction. Kentish Town Health Centre is a shining example of what people should expect in community health facilities and we are delighted to have played a part in creating such an inspiring space.”
The Kentish Town Health Centre was completed through the NHS LIFT initiative with Camden & Islington Community Solutions (CICS). The centre opened in January 2009. The scheme was carried out by Morgan Sindall on behalf of CICS – a public private partnership between Camden PCT and Islington PCT, Community Health Partnerships and Community Solutions Investment Partners Limited.
Jag Paddam, managing director for infrastructure, added: “Winning these two awards illustrates Morgan Sindall’s wide-ranging capabilities and expertise. The Temporary Crossing of the River Derwent at Workington was a vital part of the town’s regeneration following the floods and we were delighted to be able to successfully deliver the project in just 72 days.”