Held during Futurebuild on 05 March - the annual Offsite Construction Awards spent the evening celebrating everything offsite. With the heightened interest in new and innovative building methods with over 350 industry leaders and innovators gathering to celebrate.
The annual Offsite Construction Awards, which are rapidly being established as a highlight of the construction calendar - are a platform to showcase innovation, celebrate best practice and recognise overall expertise in offsite construction. The Awards feature a shortlist of exceptional landmark projects, influential people and manufacturing excellence in the dynamic arena that is offsite construction.
With over 220 exemplary entries packed full of pioneering projects, innovative products and inspirational people - this year's independent panel of judges had an onerous job selecting the winners.
Head of the judging panel, Darren Richards, Managing Director of leading offsite experts Cogent Consulting said: "There was an excellent turn out this year - it is so rewarding when the industry comes together to celebrate the best of the best in offsite technology. Mark was a brilliant host - the consensus was that this was the best one yet!"
The prestigious 'Winner of Winners' Award, which is given for the highest scoring entry across all categories, was presented to D&S Baucon for their role in the £140 million Macallan Whiskey Distillery visitor centre on the Easter Elchies estate.
Philip Duffy from D&S Baucon said: "The Macallan is a complex, ambitious project that during construction involved up to 400 people specialising in more than 20 different trades onsite - this gives an idea of the true scale of the project. It's an honour to be recognised for what has been a once-in-a-lifetime project that we are immensely proud of."
The event rewards and acknowledges outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines that increasingly strive to deliver a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better-built environment.
The winners include leading industry innovators and projects that demonstrate excellence in the application of offsite technology:
Best Use of Concrete Technology
'We are very proud to receive the award for Best use of Concrete Technology at this year's Offsite Awards. The construction of our Build-to-Rent developments in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, which will provide more than 2,000 high-quality, fully-furnished rental apartments in these key regional cities, involved over 15,000 separate pre-cast components, and to be chosen from amongst such a prestigious shortlist is a real tribute to everyone involved.'
Offsite Pioneer of the Year:
"Winning Offsite Pioneer of the Year is a huge honour for our business.
We're proud of the steps we're taking to encourage the adoption of offsite within Kier and hope that recognition & celebration of our success will serve to provide confidence and encouragement to others to follow suit."
Housing Project of the Year:
Winning Commercial Project of the Year is a huge success for Peter Dann, and we are delighted with the impact that Marriot Courtyard Hotel has made. Based at Luton Airport, we assembled 7 storeys of steel-framed modules above the first-floor level within a week, including finished interiors, M&E and façade. The Offsite Awards was a wonderful evening of networking and celebrating industry success for our team.
Infrastructure Project of the Year
Housing providers should take note of what we have achieved at Hinkley – effectively creating a modular new town that houses 1,496 workers in just 51 weeks. That makes it a practical blueprint for solving the UK's housing crisis. If the government's rhetoric on building more houses via offsite translates into action, Hinkley is the shape of things to come. The Offsite Awards presented a fantastic networking opportunity for the offsite industry, where Caledonian Modular were amongst the many professionals celebrating project success. We are thrilled to have been awarded the Infrastructure Project of the Year for the Hinkley Point C accommodation process. This was the largest ever modular contract in the UK, and what better way to celebrate than at the Offsite Awards?
Winner of Installer of the Year and Winner of Winners:
"The Macallan is a complex, ambitious project that during construction involved up to 400 people specialising in more than 20 different trades onsite – this gives an idea of the true scale of the project. It's an honour to be recognised for what has been a once-in-a-lifetime project that we are immensely proud of. We were thrilled to win installer of the year while also picking up the Winner of Winners Award – it just blew us away."
Project/Construction Manager of the Year:
"Mid Group were delighted to once again be recognised by our peers within the offsite industry at the UK's preeminent Offsite Awards. The quality of shortlisted projects has risen year on year, so to win is a real honour for everyone at the Mid Group" Andrew Shepherd, Mid Group.
Best Use of Timber Technology
We feel honoured! Winner in the category "Best use of timber technology" and second in the category "Installer of the Year" at the Offsite Construction Awards 2019 in London for our work at the Cambridge Mosque. We were not only responsible for the construction concept but for the timber construction planning/ engineering, production and assembly. The 4,000m2 timber structure that we manufactured encompasses a prayer hall for 1,000 worshippers, alongside two apartments and a café. We are honoured to be awarded for our sustainable construction concept, using natural materials to incorporate solar energy generation and rainwater harvesting. As usual, the Offsite Awards highlighted the best of the best in the construction industry, and we are so pleased to be part of this.
Commercial Project of the Year
"Winning Commercial Project of the Year is a huge success for Peter Dann – another award in recognition of our 25+ years' experience in the delivery of offsite projects. We are delighted with the impact that the Marriot Courtyard Hotel in Luton has made – 7 storeys of steel-framed modules installed at a rate of one floor per week, including finished interiors, M&E and façade. The Offsite Awards was a wonderful evening of networking and celebrating industry success for our team."
Best Use of Hybrid Technology:
"Mid Group were delighted to once again be recognised by our peers within the offsite industry at the UK's preeminent Offsite Awards. The quality of shortlisted projects has risen year on year, so to win is a real honour for everyone at the Mid Group"
BIM/Digital Construction Award:
The BIM/Digital Construction Award. We are delighted to have picked up this award from the Offsite Awards. It represents a lot of hard work that the team at Voestalpine Metsec has put into BIM and the way that it has changed for the positive our collaborative culture. The team at Voestalpine Metsec had a great night celebrating with their colleague the success that the offsite industry has to offer. Having recently secured ISO 27001 status, enabling our BIM models to be encrypted in sensitive government projects, we are delighted to have secured such a prestigious award.
Health & Safety Award:
Structural Timber Association
Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of Structural Timber Association said of the Offsite Awards: "We are proud to have been announced winner of the Offsite Award for Health & Safety for our Site Safe Policy. This policy, which is mandatory for all STA manufacturing members, suppliers and erectors of structural timber building system, is independently audited and ensures that our members work closely with customers to provide clear, concise information and health and safety guidance on all building sites. As one of the most vibrant industry networking events of the year, the Offsite Awards are a great occasion to celebrate product and service innovation, engineered by the pioneers who are taking the offsite construction industry to new heights."
Best Use of Volumetric Technology Award
"At ilke Homes, we were delighted to be recognised by the industry and our peers for our use of volumetric technology at Gateshead Innovation Village, where we have partnered with Home Group and Engie. At Gateshead, our volumetric technology enabled us to prove that offsite manufacturing is a viable method for bringing additionality to the housing market. Our homes will allow Home Group to monitor their performance and help inform its own future approach to building new homes. The Offsite Awards bring together some of the most pioneering companies from across the sector and it was great to meet others who were pushing the MMC agenda. The calibre of shortlisted projects was very high this year, so it was an honour for ilke Homes to win the Best Volumetric Technology award."
Healthcare Project of the Year:
Not only is the building outstanding but the pioneering work that is taking place within makes this accolade even more rewarding. Through close collaboration with the architects and engineers,we were able to design and offsite manufacture the highest quality steel framing solutions to deliver an environmentally sustainable project, that met the challenging brief. This award is testament to a progressive approach, the dedication of the EOS team and the partnerships we have formed with some of the most forward-thinking companies in the construction industry."
Best Use of Steel Technology
Sigmat are proud to be taking home the award for the Best Use of Steel Technology. This is an incredibly exciting award that celebrates our structural solution for Coventry's new Godiva Place student accommodation - an impressive 24,500m2 , 9 storey, 772-bedroom facility. By implementing holistic, offsite practices and an innovative approach, the team demonstrated cooperation and coordination to complete ahead of schedule. As the biggest LGSF provider in the UK, Sigmat couldn't be more delighted to win this award.
Best Use of MEP & Pod Technology:
SES Engineering Services
What a fantastic night for SES Engineering Services at the Offsite Awards. We couldn't be happier with our award for Best Use of MEP & Pod Technology. The Offsite Awards celebrate outstanding examples of pre-fabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems, individuals and disciplines that increasingly strive to develop a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment. This is the kind of recognition that we want, and we should be extremely proud of our achievements. This is an absolute testament to the inspirational and talented people in our business. The GSK Aseptic Manufacturing Facility is a world-leading, state-of-the-art facility at the Barnard Castle site in County Durham. The award reflects the advanced digital technology and offsite construction methodology that we adopted to ensure premium quality.