11.11.2019

NWCH has reason to celebrate as Hub projects win big at the 2019 Constructing Excellence National Awards

The National Constructing Excellence Awards took place on the evening of Friday November 8th and it was a night of celebration as 2 Hub projects took home major awards…

Special Project of the Year – FA Parklife

Procured through the NWCH High Value Framework and built by Framework Partner, Kier’s North West Regional Building team, FA Parklife involved the delivery of four all-purpose football hubs using state of the art 3G artificial grass at key grass-root areas across Liverpool.  

Collaboration and local community engagement were at the heart of the project. During the build, the site team and sub-contractors worked with local community groups and charities to arrange football fun days. 

The project was completed with a 92.8% client satisfaction score and FA Parklife has achieved over 150,000 visits within the first six months of opening.  Congratulations to the team on a fantastic project and winning this prestigious award! To read more about our FA Parkife project, see the case study at http://www.nwconstructionhub.org/casestudies/fa-parklife/

Health, Safety and Wellbeing – Sandside Lodge SEN

The Sandside Lodge SEN school has provided a lot of excitement within the school users with both teachers and students having optimism the new facility will provide an improved learning environment supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of all.

The scheme, procured through the NWCH Medium Value Framework, consists of the design and build of a new two-storey special educational needs (SEN) facility to accommodate pupils aged from two to nineteen years with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The facility will include a new 80-place school with specialist areas, including sensory rooms, a therapy suite, hydro-therapy swimming pool, physiotherapy rooms, rebound trampoline therapy alongside modern teaching spaces with the latest technology.

The new building will replace the existing Sandside Lodge School, which is no longer fit for purpose, and will incorporate the county’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Resource Team supporting the school to achieve Centre of Excellence for Autism.

Since commencement of works, the dedicated delivery team regularly organised site visits with the school ensuring students and teachers are regularly updated with progress as well as offering an opportunity for the specialist needs of the pupils to gently adapt to the approaching change of environment.

The site has been associated with a number of internal awards achieving Safe Site Excellence Award 2019 and with Site Manager, Tom Smalley winning High Achiever Excellence Award 2019. Congratulations to all involved on this fantastic achievement!

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