Leeds Beckett celebrates the best construction projects in Yorkshire and Humber
Over 400 people were in attendance at the awards, which aim to showcase the contribution that the built environment makes to Yorkshire and Humber’s prosperity and to highlight the depth of construction talent in the region.
It was the fifth time that the annual awards had been held by the university. 15 prizes were awarded in total across a number of different categories, each representing the key themes of the Constructing Excellence change agenda, including: people development, digital construction and offsite construction.
Wilmott Dixon picked up the two biggest prizes, bagging the ‘Best of the Best’ award and the ‘Project of the Year’ award for the construction of the new National High Speed Rail College in Doncaster. Also amongst the winners were Balfour Beatty for their restoration of the Tadcaster Bridge and Farrell & Clark Architects for the development of the new Brownlee Centre at the University of Leeds.
Professor Akintola Akintoye, Dean of the School of Built Environment and Engineering, said:
“Our awards continue to showcase the significant contribution that the built environment makes to the Yorkshire and Humber region, as well as highlighting the wealth of local construction talent available here. Many of our former students are involved in delivering these great projects and we are proud to have played a part in developing the next generation of talent.”
All of the winners on the evening will now go on to represent Yorkshire and Humber at the National Constructing Excellence Awards in London this autumn.