2022 Winners

Commercial Property Project of the Year


The Bay Technology Centre, Baglan Energy Park, Neath Port Talbot

Commissioning Authority: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Lead Designer: Hydrock
Lead Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Other Project Contributors: IBI Architects, The Urbanists, F P Hurley and Sons, CMBE Electrical, Central Cladding


Proving the concept of a ‘building as a power station’, the Bay Technology Centre in the Baglan Energy Park in Neath Port Talbot produces more energy than it consumes. Targeting ‘tech’ occupiers, this step change in building design embraces passive features, integrates PV into the facades, and achieved construction efficiencies through cloud-based modelling and data sharing.

Cultural & Leisure Project of the Year


The Burrell Collection

Commissioning Authority: Glasgow Life
Lead Designer: John McAslan + Partners
Lead Contractor: Kier
Other Project Contributors: David Narro Associates, Atelier Ten, Arup, Gardiner & Theobald, Sandy Brown Acoustics, David Bonnett Associates, Jo Headland, Studio LR, Event Communication, Seeking State, CMS Window Systems, Barrisol, Kingspan Access Floors, Ronacrete, Lazenby, Optima Systems, Hunter Douglas, Guthrie Douglas, Lovair, Dupont


The £68m revitalisation project of The Burrell Collection, the most comprehensive modernisation of the Category-A listed museum since it’s opening in 1983. The scheme sensitively adapted the interior to meet contemporary visitor needs, allowing much greater flexibility and access to the collection, whilst markedly improved energy efficiency, achieving BREEAM Excellent.

Environmental Project of the Year


Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP)

Commissioning Authority: Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Lead Designer: Landmarc
Lead Contractor: Reds10


NetCAP is making a critical contribution to the government target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, while delivering over 70 buildings across the DTE. Embodied carbon has been cut by 33%, equating to a reduction of some 130 tonnes per building and a massive 9,100 tonnes across the programme.

Social Infrastructure Project of the Year


Crosfields School

Commissioning Authority: Crosfields School
Lead Designer: David Miller Architects
Lead Contractor: Beard Construction
Other Project Contributors: Hope and Clay, KLH, Engenuiti, Perega, CBG Consulting, Madlins, Cahill Design Consultants


Designed to protect the landscape and provide a rich range of spaces for learning and socialising, this new senior school building utilises off-site construction and cross-laminated-timber. Combined with a collaborative digital approach, this significantly reduced construction time while creating a warm, welcoming feel as well as being exceptionally sustainable.

Transport Project of the Year


Stourton Park and Ride, Leeds

Commissioning Authority: Leeds City Council
Lead Designer: Mott MacDonald
Lead Contractor: Bam Nuttall
Other Project Contributors: NPS Architects, MAR, EVO Energy, WSP


Stourton Park & Ride (P&R) in Leeds is the first fully solar powered P&R in the UK. This 1200 space P&R is the flagship project in the £173.5m, Department for Transport funded, Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme. It features solar panels, EV charging and a green roofed terminus building.

Upgrade & Renewal Project of the Year


Thames Water Mains Renewal Programme Tranche 0

Commissioning Authority: Thames Water Utilities
Lead Designer : Robert Walpole & Partners
Lead Contractor: J Browne Construction
Other Project Contributors: HDD, CMS and Capelwood


Lot 2 of the Thames Water Mains Renewal programme, this tranche of work contained approximately 42km of the Thames Water network across dense urban areas of Greater London and to rural expanses of Thames Valley.

Utility Project of the Year


North Sea Link

Commissioning Authority: National Grid Ventures
Lead Designer: National Grid and Statnett Engineering
Lead Contractor: Hitachi, Prysmian and Nexans


NSL is a high voltage subsea interconnector stretching across the North Sea between Norway and the UK. NSL has enabled the direct sharing of renewable energy between the two countries for the very first time. The world record link comprises High Voltage converter stations and 2 x 720km underwater cables.

Carbon Net Zero Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by

Bowmer + Kirkland

Initiative: Energy reduction through Flybrid smart tech
Project applied on: Various


Bowmer + Kirkland was the first construction company to recognise the carbon, fuel and cost savings associated with the Punch Flybrid technology and the first to install two Punch Power 200 machines on one site. Developed for Formula 1, the technology is enabling us to be at the forefront of reducing carbon emissions from construction site plant and equipment. We now have 10 units on our sites and plan to roll them out to all sites with tower cranes. Our innovative approach is helping to save the environment and supporting new technology which will benefit the entire construction industry.

Community Impact Initiative of the Year


Costain and Skanska Joint Venture

Initiative: Supporting homeless members of the community
Project applied on: High Speed Two Enabling Works Contract South


Costain Skanska joint-venture (CSJV), the area south Enabling Works Contractor (EWC) for HS2, has supported homeless members of London’s communities by providing shelter, security and employment to the most vulnerable members of society. The team collaborated with charities to positively change lives, while developing and sharing a model that other projects have adopted. Addressing homelessness is just part of CSjv’s revolutionary approach to creating a lasting legacy. The team developed opportunities for skills, jobs, education and the local economy by heavily investing in social value – bettering industry norms to deliver £115 million in social value, 27% of project spend.

Digital Initiative of the Year


Mott MacDonald

Initiative: International BIM Pathfinder Programme
Project applied on: International BIM Pathfinder Programme


For this international digital initiative, we were appointed the delivery partner by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) for the BIM Pathfinder Programme to vastly increase adoption of BIM in Vietnam, Indonesia, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Brazil and enable inclusive and sustainable infrastructure, whilst improving trade links. The outcomes are long lasting, including developing key policy documents mandating the use of BIM for public projects, the roll out of pilot projects, and over 2080 government officials upskilled. This was a national level transformation project that modernised the construction industries of Vietnam, Colombia, Peru and Brazil in particular.

Environment & Sustainability Initiative of the Year


Yorkshire Water, Stantec and Barhale Doosan JV

Initiative: Clifton Wastewater Integrated Constructed Wetland
Project applied on: Clifton Wastewater Treatment Works


As part of Yorkshire Water’s £700M AMP7 Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP), the utility collaborated with Stantec and the Environment Agency to develop a pilot Integrated Constructed Wetland (ICW), a first of its kind in Yorkshire. Clifton ICW is a low energy and environmentally friendly method of wastewater treatment – and the first of its type in England to treat all flows. This project has delivered the first-ever Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) positive WwTW. Operational carbon saving of 79% and embodied carbon saving of 50%. Over 24,000 plants used to create an innovative, low carbon, nature-based solution.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year


Network Rail

Initiative: Safety task force improving track worker safety
Project applied on: Network Rail


The Safety Task Force (STF) was formed to bring track worker safety in to the 21st century. Three core objectives were developed to: to eliminate the Victorian practice of human lookouts to warn when trains are coming, increase the use of additional protection and full compliance and assurance to our standards. All without transferring risk. To date, the use of lookouts has reduced by 98%, additional protection has increased five-fold and near misses have reduced by 300%.

IPA’s Industry Innovation Champion

Sponsored by


Align JV / Alice Technologies


ALICE Technologies and Align JV (comprising Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick) have partnered on an innovation project for HS2 Phase One. Align is delivering the C1 package of the high-speed railway. Comprising a 21.6km stretch of railway, it includes a 3.37km viaduct and 16.04km twin-bored tunnel, with five ventilation shafts. ALICE Technologies (ArtificiaL Intelligence Construction Engineering) is the world’s first AI-powered construction optioneering platform. The Align team ran a pilot with ALICE to test their programme for the viaduct substructure and look for improvements. In six weeks, they managed to replicate three years of planning work.

Partnership Initiative of the Year


Bryden Wood Technology

Initiative: Pioneering collaboration at The Forge
Project applied on: The Forge


This award seeks to recognise project teams that are changing ways of working to become integrated teams and fully collaborate within the supply chain to deliver better outcomes for all those involved in the construction industry.

Product Innovation of the Year


DLT Engineering

Initiative: Self-erecting Deck Lifting Gantries
Project applied on: 1915Çanakkale Bridge


The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge across the Dardanelles in Turkey is the longest in the world with a main span of 2023 m. Environmental conditions and maritime traffic in the strait were key factors in the development of construction methods for the bridge. Eight 450 t capacity lifting gantries were required for deck erection. The state-of-the-art lifting gantries were self-erected onto the main cables and developed to reduce operating cycle times. Almost 3.4 km of deck were erected in two months. This innovative system maximised pre-assembly off the critical path, minimised disruption to shipping and eliminated the need for floating cranes.

Productivity Initiative of the Year


Keltbray

Initiative: Hiper Pile – Enhancing Productivity through utilising dfMA
Project applied on: Maria Fidelis, Euston


The HIPER pile utilises DfMA techniques for the first time in bored pile construction, adopted recently at the Maria Fidelis HS2 enabling works project for Mace Dragados at Euston Station. The HIPER pile encompasses various innovations and stands for the Hollow, Impression enhanced, Precast, Energy generating and Re-useable pile. Hollow, pre-cast components within deep bored piles were installed with the elements essentially designed to optimise the structural load bearing capacity through elimination of the concrete material not required for performance. The HIPER pile product encompasses several direct and indirect benefits to the construction industry improving productivity, quality, health and safety.

Temporary Works Initiative of the Year


McGee

Initiative: The Acre: Efficiency through propping and rooftop cranes
Project applied on: The Acre - 90 Long Acre


“Creating a clear workfront by repurposing The Acre’s existing cores with high level propping and rooftop cranes during demolition and reconstruction.” McGee’s radical scheme reduced horizontal propping to a single connecting level. Combined with rooftop-mounted cranes, this hugely simplified 10 storeys of demolition and construction, eliminating numerous interruptions for prop installation. Together with benefits to programme, cost and safety, the embodied carbon of the temporary works was dramatically reduced and having only four connecting elements greatly improved control of induced stresses. McGee’s scheme has created a temporary construction engineering landmark, announcing the imminent arrival of this innovative RetroFirst project.

NIC Design Principles Award


Crossrail C530: Woolwich Station

Commissioning Authority: Crossrail
Lead Designer: Mott MacDonald and Weston Williamson + Partners
Lead Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Other Project Contributors: Lifshutz Davidson, Watermans, Hoare Lea, Allies and Morrison, Arup, Atkins JV, Berkeley Homes, Otis, Kone, Sorba, Evans


Crossrail’s Woolwich Station is an enabler of regeneration projects and transformation for this area of London. It sits within a major development providing 4000 new homes, including an eight-storey social housing block built over the station. Architectural designs incorporate local military connections that create a unique identity for the station.

Initiative of the Year Award


Bowmer + Kirkland

Initiative: Energy reduction through Flybrid smart tech
Project applied on: Various


Bowmer + Kirkland was the first construction company to recognise the carbon, fuel and cost savings associated with the Punch Flybrid technology and the first to install two Punch Power 200 machines on one site. Developed for Formula 1, the technology is enabling us to be at the forefront of reducing carbon emissions from construction site plant and equipment. We now have 10 units on our sites and plan to roll them out to all sites with tower cranes. Our innovative approach is helping to save the environment and supporting new technology which will benefit the entire construction industry.

Small Project of the Year Award


Hydro Ness Archimedes Screw

Commissioning Authority: The Highland Council
Lead Designer: Hydroni
Lead Contractor: P Bradley & Company
Other Project Contributors: Claire Maclean, Leslie Hutt, HydroNI, Moore Concrete, Hasson Engineering Solutions, M.Hasson and Sons, The Tech Guys, MacLean Formwork, Spaans Babcock, Tarmac, Tobermore Concrete Products, G20 Fabrication


An iconic hydroelectric scheme uses the natural flow of the River Ness to generate electricity, incorporating a public viewing gallery and visitor attraction. The power generated supplies the nearby Inverness leisure Centre and will provide approximately 50% of the Leisure Centre’s electricity needs saving over 140,000kg of CO2e each year.

Project of the Year Award

Sponsored by


The Burrell Collection

Commissioning Authority: Glasgow Life
Lead Designer: John McAslan + Partners
Lead Contractor: Kier
Other Project Contributors: David Narro Associates, Atelier Ten, Arup, Gardiner & Theobald, Sandy Brown Acoustics, David Bonnett Associates, Jo Headland, Studio LR, Event Communication, Seeking State, CMS Window Systems, Barrisol, Kingspan Access Floors, Ronacrete, Lazenby, Optima Systems, Hunter Douglas, Guthrie Douglas, Lovair, Dupont


The £68m revitalisation project of The Burrell Collection, the most comprehensive modernisation of the Category-A listed museum since it’s opening in 1983. The scheme sensitively adapted the interior to meet contemporary visitor needs, allowing much greater flexibility and access to the collection, whilst markedly improved energy efficiency, achieving BREEAM Excellent.