2019 Winners and Finalists
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 - 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:
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:
Shedkm Irwell Riverside – will provide Commercial Project of the Year: Peter Dann
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
Caledonian Modular Accommodation project, Hinkley Point C
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:
D&S Baucon The Macallan Distillery
"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. 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 Mike O'Dell
"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.
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 Robert Clack School
"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:
Voestalpine Metsec BIM Building Information Modelling
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.
Product Innovation Award:
Setting new standards and greater performance levels, we are thrilled that our i-FAST systems have been recognised as a major movement in SIP technology. Picking up the Product Innovation Award was the highlight of a great evening for Innovaré Systems. The Offsite Awards provided such an encouraging insight into the ways that offsite manufacture is influencing the construction industry for ultimate sustainability, green credentials and cost savings.
Health & Safety Award:
Structural Timber Association STA Site Safe Policy
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."
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.