Success for Construction Managers at CMYAs

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Karl Jordan, Gilbert-Ash, receives his Gold Award in the Leisure Category for the Premier Inn, Tothill Street, Westminster project.

This is the 40th anniversary of the awards, which are run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to celebrate extraordinary individuals who go above and beyond to deliver buildings that make a positive impact on the lives of the people who use them.

The announcement of the winners followed a rigorous assessment process which saw the CMYA judges assess paper applications, as well as conducting site visits and panel interviews.

The main winner from Northern Ireland was Karl Jordan of Gilbert-Ash who won Gold in the Leisure Category for the Premier Inn, Tothill Street, Westminster project.

The judges stated that Karl’s collaborative, design-led approach to this remodelling of an office block as a hotel in a restricted location combined insight and intelligence, vision and talent. The panel also highlighted his proactive leadership, technical innovation and collaborative teamwork.

Silver awards were presented to Mel McMahon from Farrans and Eamon Laverty of McAleer & Rushe.

Mel’s award was in the Secondary School Education category for Phase 2 of the Harris Academy in Tottenham, while Eamon was recognised in the Residential category for the Catherine House, Portsmouth project.

A number of managers were also shortlisted, including John Campbell, McLaughlin & Harvey, in the Primary Education category for Roslin Primary School; Declan Doherty, Farrans, in the Secondary Education category for East London Arts and Music Academy; Jamie Cassidy, McAleer & Rushe, in the Offices category for 35 Chancery Lane, London; and Aidan McCarron, McAleer & Rushe, in the Leisure category, for the Hub by Premier Inn by King’s Cross.