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We’re excited to formally announce the winners of our annual celebration of industry excellence, otherwise known as the Pagabo Awards 2022. The second annual awards ceremony will take place in-person at our Hull headquarters next week with many of our ecosystem partners in attendance.
With twelve winners celebrating on the night, companies that will be taking home silverware include VINCI Construction UK, Willmott Dixon and Faithful+Gould for their contributions to major UK development projects as well as local projects importantly supporting local people, economies and environments.
Managing director Jason Stapley said: “The whole premise of the Pagabo Awards is to celebrate and recognise the projects being procured through our frameworks and carried out by our ecosystem.
“There is such a wealth of amazing work being carried out across the UK through our range of frameworks it makes for a very difficult judging process. Thankfully our team of experts have an eagle eye for spotting businesses going above and beyond ordinary expectations.
While some of the projects are categorised by financial value, such as ‘Best Project Delivered Under £5m’, the awards also recognise the wider responsibility of UK industry through awards including ‘Mental Health Ambassador Award’ and ‘Best Project Delivering Social Value’.
A number of projects for each of the ten categories were nominated by our internal teams, with the overall winners being selected by our senior management team.
Jason continued: “It’s going to be fantastic to celebrate the success stories that we have helped play a role in making happen through our procurement support – and to be able to do so in person. Ultimately, we help connect the most suitable businesses to each public sector project and this is testament to the internal standards that we are seeing challenged and consequently bettered in all areas of the private sector.”
Mental Health Ambassador Award
Embarking on a mammoth 970-mile journey to raise awareness of mental health within the construction sector, Rob successfully completed a nine-day cycling challenge that saw him travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Admitting that it was undoubtedly the hardest mental and psychological challenge that he has ever completed, it was also one of the most fulfilling and memorable experiences dedicated to an important aspect of his professional life.
Best DPS Small Works Project Under £1m
Awarded to ME Construction for The Tabernacle Community Centre
The £169k Tabernacle Community Centre project was completed by ME Construction for The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and involved the strip out and refurbishment of the existing ground and first floor toilets. As well as enjoying the new facilities once completed, the client was pleased that all works were successfully undertaken while the building remained occupied and in use.
Best Project Delivered Under £5m
Awarded to Lindum for The National Centre for Craft & Design
The Hub, otherwise known as The National Centre for Craft & Design, opened to public in May 2021 at a cost of £1.2m to North Kesteven District Council. Lindum worked closely with Sleaford Town Council to design and construct a new-build single storey ground floor extension of 200sqm to the west side of the existing centre. Minor refurbishment and alterations were also made to the existing building, as well as altering the surrounding areas including a jetty area over the River Slea.
Best Project Delivered Between £5m and £15m
Awarded to R G Carter for Swallowtail Place
The £10m Swallowtail Place independent living development in Norfolk is being constructed by R G Carter on behalf of client Saffron Housing Trust. Expected to complete later this year, the 58 social and privately-owned apartments are already enhancing the appearance of the area and providing an opportunity for community engagement, while soon also providing much-needed quality housing for older and vulnerable adults.
Best Project Delivered Above £15m
Awarded to VINCI Construction UK for Festival Gardens
Festival Gardens is significant project in Liverpool with involvement from VINCI Construction UK, having been procured by Liverpool City Council through our Major Works Framework. The £23m site remediation works by VINCI form part of a scheme set to aid regeneration of a long-term derelict site and create a new community in the heart of the city. This is being undertaken using innovative on-site treatment methods involving black bin bag waste dating over 40 years, now being recycled into structural building blocks suitable for external landscaping.
Best Consultancy Project
Awarded to Edge for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Emergency Department
Completing project management and quantity surveying services, Edge helped Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust expand and improve the capacity of its emergency department at a vital time amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Maintaining operation of the existing bays and staff facilities right at the core of the department, works were undertaken within a live hospital environment with clinical operations maintained throughout.
Best Framework Collaboration Project
Both F + G and Sir Robert McAlpine were appointed by Manchester City Council to the Co-Op Academy Belle Vue project via our frameworks, instead of using its own regional framework for the services valuing £24m. The awarding of contracts, start on site, current delivery programme and costs support an ESG agenda that demonstrates the value of open, collaborative working where all parties are focussed on an outcome that meets the brief. This resulted in an opportunity to provide the Belle Vue community with a flexible, DfE compliant school that will serve many future generations of young people.
Best Goods Project
Awarded to Jigsaw24 for Windsor Academy Trust
Through our National ICT Solutions Framework, Jigsaw Systems provided Windsor Academy Trust with the delivery of more than 1,250 education iPads – helping to improve opportunities for the trust’s 7,000 pupils across nine schools in the West Midlands.
Best Project Delivering Sustainability Outcomes
Awarded to Willmott Dixon for Oaklands College Phase 2
Procured through our Major Works Framework, Willmott Dixon was awarded the £13.5m contract on Phase Two at Oaklands College, named The Evolution Centre to represent the importance it will have in the development of the college’s staff and students. As well as utilising various sustainable construction techniques, Willmott Dixon has effectively engaged with the community through offering employment to the local workforce and working alongside social enterprises on waste timber collection.
Best Project Delivering Social Value
Awarded to Overbury for Marches Centre of Excellence in Health and Social Care
Working with the University of Wolverhampton, Overbury was appointed to the Marches Centre of Excellence in Health and Social Care to provide fit out services via our Refit & Refurbishment Framework. The end results were the best achieved by Overbury to date, resulting in every £1 spent generating £3.77 for the local economy.