Welcome to the 11th annual North West Regional Construction Awards.

Our awards are recognised across the North West built environment sector as the biggest and brightest celebration of best practice and innovative working. They are a clear demonstration of the core strength of construction in the North West and the desire and commitment to deliver construction and infrastructure, facilities of all kinds, in a collaborative and sustainable manner.

The Awards are hosted by the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford and by Constructing Excellence North West and the Centre for Construction Innovation.

Professor Peter McDermott, Chair of the Judging Panel, and Constructing Excellence in the North West, said: "2017 has seen an increase in the number of entries and the judges are faced with a thoroughly enjoyable but difficult task of separating one excellent submission from another. The submissions are clearly pan-industry and cross-disciplinary. There has been some minor adjustment to the categories this year. This has served to focus the judges on those people, firms and projects that are demonstrating how collaboration and innovation are characteristics of the North West region. These characteristics give confidence that the sector will respond well to the current challenges and opportunities presented by devolution in our region, BREXIT and the re-newed government commitment to industrial strategy.

Don Ward, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence (National), said; 'We are aware that the North West Market prospects are amongst the best in the country. These are exciting times for Constructing Excellence; the differing needs of regions are well recognised but in 2017 we are all considering how best to work with Mark Farmer on a response to his report Modernise or Die (#FarmerReview).'

Tickets will be priced at £130, full tables of 10, 11 and 12 are available. For information on the event or to reserve tickets please contact Caroline on ce@weareclear.co.uk or call her on 0161 448 2424. (all prices exclude VAT).

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About the awards

Entries to the Awards are welcomed from large or small organisations, project teams and individuals involved in delivering building and civil engineering projects in the North West.

We are particularly keen to recognise the contribution of smaller organisations and encourage them to apply across all categories of awards as well as to the SME category.
Being recognised by your peers for excellence in construction will bring enormous benefits to your business, helping you to attract new clients, cement existing relationships and raise your staff morale. The winners of these awards go forward to the National Awards in London in autumn 2017, to compete with awards from each English region and from Wales. The only way to get nominated for a Constructing Excellence National Award is to win a Regional Award. Regular entrants to the North West awards will notice some changes in the award categories, as all of the regions have sought to be more aligned for 2017.
Professor Peter McDermott, Chair of the Judging Panel, and Constructing Excellence in the North West, said: "These awards are pan-industry, cross-disciplinary and recognise more than the great projects delivered. All of the award categories are designed to find, reward and celebrate the best people and firms. The judges are looking for the people and firms who are demonstrating how collaboration and innovation are characteristics of the North West region; who act as encouragement to investors and policy makers that the potential for a "construction power-house"


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Categories have been updated for 2017 and are aligned with the national Constructing Excellence Awards. Winners from all the below categories will be put forward to the national finals that take place in November 2017.
There is no charge to enter the awards.

The deadline for entries closed on Friday 10 March 2017.

The event

The Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place on Friday 23 June 2017 at the Principal Hotel, Manchester.

2016 Winners



Integration and Collaborative Working Award
Highly Commended: The Manchester Veterans’ Village.
Winner: Liverpool Schools Investment Programme!
Innovation Award
Winner: Life Cycle Costing in Construction, Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Heritage Award
Winner: Revealing the Roch!
Leadership and People Development Award
Winner: iSTEM Centre, Preston’s College
Health and Safety Award
Highly commended: Exhibition Centre Liverpool and Pullman Hotel
Winner: Farnworth Tunnel
BIM Project of the Year
Winner: 4D Simulation Environment for Track Renewal Programme
Sustainability Award
Winner: Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway
Young Achiever Award
Winner: Mike Norris – Kier Construction Northern
SME of the Year
Winner: Manchester and Cheshire Construction Co. Ltd
Contractor of the Year
Winner: Willmott Dixon Construction
Client of the Year
Winner: Wigan Council
Cheshire, Wirral and Warrington Sub-Regional Project of the Year
Winner: The Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Incubator, Warrington
Lancashire Sub-Regional Project of the Year
Winner: Anchorsholme Park Storage Tank
Liverpool Sub - Regional Project of the Year
Winner: Exhibition Centre Liverpool and Pullman Hotel
Manchester Sub-Regional Project of the Year
Winner: Revealing the Roch
Project of the Year
Highly commended: The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
Winner: Farnworth Tunnel, Bolton

Sponsorship opportunities

Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are now available.
For all sponsorship enquiries please contact Caroline Ellison at ce@weareclear.co.uk or on 07807027189






For further information on
North West Regional Construction Awards
application process please email:
Alternatively, please call
Angela Headlington or Peter McDermott
on 0161 295 6861

For further information about the
Awards ceremony and gala dinner or sponsorship opportunities
please contact Caroline Ellison at
ce@weareclear.co.uk or on 0161 448 2424