CEF Awards

Heron bros wins the ‘overall award’ at the construction excellence awards

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Construction Excellence that is top of the class! Heron Bros have taken the ‘Overall Award’ for the new Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School, Derry/Londonderry at the 2018 Construction Excellence Awards.

The Awards Gala Evening, held at the Culloden Hotel & Spa, saw the firm win the award for its work on the £27m new build at the former Clooney Army base in the city.

Hosted by the Construction Employers Federation (CEF), the awards also recognised an additional 14 category winners from across the construction industry in Northern Ireland for excellence in general construction, housing, infrastructure and quality performance.

Congratulating the overall winners, CEF Managing Director, John Armstrong, said, “Heron Bros’ work in delivering the £27m project is an excellent example of how our local construction industry is pivotal to the development of so many important projects across a wide range of sectors in Northern Ireland each year.

“The judging panel were particularly impressed at the best-practice construction techniques, including major site excavation over a 38-acre site, innovative value engineering changes derived from their site-based team and use of emerging mobile technology to manage their supply chain. They were also extremely impressed in how the project was managed and, in particular, how Heron Bros exceeded the sustainability objectives to deliver a ‘best in class’ project.”

John also commended each of the 13 category award winners for their success against what he described as a “time of ongoing political and economic uncertainty” for the construction industry in Northern Ireland.

Now in their 19th year, the Construction Excellence Awards continue to go from strength to strength with this year seeing a record number of over 120 entries across all 13 categories.

OVERALL AWARD

HERON BROTHERS – Foyle College, Derry/Londonderry
SHORTLISTED:
JH TURKINGTON & SONS – DAERA Headquarters, Ballykelly
FARRANS CONSTRUCTION – Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland

ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERING AWARD
Farrans Construction – Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland
SHORTLISTED:
WOODVALE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY – Sportlann/Colaiste Feirste Irish Language School, Belfast
GRAHAM – Galgorm Wastewater Pumping Station
HERON BROTHERS – ALMAC – Building 15, Craigavon

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION CATEGORY

  • COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION AWARD
    Winner: JH Turkington & Sons – DAERA Headquarters, Ballykelly
    Highly Commended: GILBERT-ASH – AC Hotel by Marriott, Belfast
  • FIT OUT AWARD
    Winner: Lowry Building & Civil Engineering – The Doyen, Belfast
    Highly Commended: McCue Crafted FIT – The Harp Bar, Belfast
  • RESTORATION AWARD
    Winner: Tracey Brothers – HMS Caroline Historic Building & Landscaping Works, Belfast
    Highly Commended: Woodvale Construction Company – McArthur Hall, Methodist College, Belfast
  • SOCIAL/COMMUNITY CONSTRUCTION AWARD
    Woodvale Construction Company – Sportlann – Colaiste Feirste Irish Language School, Belfast
  • GB & REPUBLIC OF IRELAND CONSTRUCTION AWARD
    Farrans Construction – Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland

HOUSING CATEGORY

  • PRIVATE HOUSING AWARD ANTRIM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY – Millreagh, Dundonald
  • SOCIAL HOUSING AWARD BW HOMES & CONSTRUCTION – Laurel Hill, Coleraine

INFRASTRUCTURE CATEGORY

  • TRANSPORT AND UTILITIES INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD GRAHAM – Galgorm Wastewater Pumping Station
  • HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD FORRME – Enniskillen Ambulance Station
  • EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD HERON BROTHERS – Foyle College, Derry/Londonderry

QUALITY PERFORMANCE CATEGORY

  • ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD Combined Facilities Management
  • TRAINING AWARD Farrans Construction
  • HEALTH & SAFETY AWARD Adman Civil Projects

W: www.cefni.co.uk