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All eyes on the North East built environment as outstanding projects, individuals and organisations are recognised

The Constructing Excellence North East Awards 2023, saw outstanding projects, organisations and individuals rewarded, as the region’s-built environment celebrated in style at the Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park.

The Day Treatment Centre, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, won two awards including Integration and Collaborative Working and the award for Value.

The project highlighted the extraordinary commitment and collaborative approach taken to construct a building that enhances people’s lives.

P+HS Architects, Robertson Construction, CAD21, Gen North, Portland Consulting and DPP Planning worked on the project.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals also won Client of the Year.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm won the Net Zero and Sustainability Awards. Led by DB Operational Base Ltd, Equinor New Energy Ltd, Bowmer+Kirkland, Ryder Architecture, Fairhurst and CBRE, this project has been designed to achieve net zero carbon in both construction and in operation, as defined by the UK Green Building Council Framework.

The sustainability target was at the heart of both the design and construction decisions.

Low Carbon Materials was awarded highly commended in the sustainability category.

Headline sponsor at the awards evening was CDM Recruitment. Category sponsors included DAC Beachcroft, Faithful+Gould, GSS Architecture, H Malone & Sons, Northumbrian Water Group, Notify Technologies, Silverstone Building Consultancy, Ward Hadaway. Turner & Townsend was drinks reception sponsor.

The chosen charity on the night was Launchpad, supporting homeless veterans, with over £3,400 raised.

Other award categories included:

People Development: Carney Consultancy

Conservation & Regeneration: The Bigg Market – NE1, Historic Property Restoration, MawsonKerr Architects, Southern Green, James Christopher Consulting, Artis Consulting.

Highly Commended: St Thomas the Martyr – St Thomas Church, Doonan Architects, DP Builders Ltd, Dongard, NEECO, Thornton Firkin.

Digital:  clixifix

Health, Safety & Wellbeing: Tilbury Douglas

Innovation: MGL Group

Highly commended: Applebridge Family

SME of the Year: Castle Building Services

Outstanding Achievement: Bobo NG.

Outstanding Contribution: David Pearson, Elliott Associates

Residential Project of the Year: Denton & Hilltop Degassing Project

Civils Project of the Year: Burnigill Bank Landslip: Durham County Council, Esh Construction, Atkins, Byland Engineering

Building Project of the Year: One Strawberry Place: Ask Real Estate Ltd, BAM Construction North East, Home Group, Ryder Architecture, Faithful+Gould, BGP Consulting Engineers, Shaw Construction Management, SES Engineering.

Highly commended: Day Treatment Centre – The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, P+HS Architects, Robertson Construction. CAD21, Gen North, Portland Consulting, DPP Planning.

Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive at Constructing Excellence, said: “The calibre of the submissions was outstanding. Each and every individual or organisation that won an award or was highly commended or shortlisted, should be exceptionally proud. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and judges and we look forward to seeing our winners go forward to the national awards in London in November.”

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