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CENE Awards 2024 – Shortlist

Constructing Excellence in the North East is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Constructing Excellence North East Twenty Twenty Four Awards, the region’s prestigious built environment awards.

This year sees our twentieth awards ceremony and we are extremely pleased to have received a number of high calibre submissions and congratulations go to all those who have been shortlisted.

The awards ceremony will take place at The Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park on Friday 14th June, a must attend event with places going very quickly already, so please book now to avoid disappointment.

With thanks to our headline sponsor CDM Recruitment, along with our category sponsors and drinks reception (Thompsons of Prudhoe) for their valued support.

We are extremely delighted CDM Recruitment are the headline sponsor once again, with Director Chris Wall commenting;

“We are absolutely delighted to announce our headline sponsorship for the Constructing Excellence North East Awards 2024. These Awards are an opportunity for our region’s construction industry to showcase excellence in their respective fields. Through the Constructing Excellence Awards, winners enjoy widespread recognition for their achievements and I congratulate the CENE team for providing the region with this platform to shout about the fantastic projects being delivered across the construction spectrum. As headline sponsors we are looking forward to collaborating with the team to ensure this year’s awards are the best yet.”


People & Culture

  • Black & White Engineering
  • believe housing
  • Kier Construction
  • Lynas Engineers
  • MGL Group
  • Mott Macdonald Bentley
  • RE:GEN Group
  • Seymour Civil Engineering
  • TGA Consulting Engineers

Integration & Collaborative Working


  • BIOS – Wates Group, Teesside University, Summers Inman, FaulknerBrowns Architects and Scape
  • Home Energy Improvements – believe housing and RE:GEN Group
  • Integrated Control Centre – ConocoPhillips, Tilbury Douglas, Lorne Stewart and SCH Site Services
  • Sycamore at Northgate Park Hospital – Sir Robert McAlpine, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, NTW Solutions Ltd, Projeeco Ltd, Medical Architecture and Dalkia
  • Yarm School – Demolition and Construction Contract – Meldrum Construction Services Group and Yarm School

Delivering Value


  • Coatham Seafront Regeneration – Seymour Civil Engineering, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and NEPO
  • Durham Investigative Hub – Tilbury Douglas Construction, Durham Constabulary, Ryder Architecture and TClarke
  • Project V – ZTL Contracting, Galliford Try and Advance Northumberland
  • Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2 – believe housing and RE:GEN Group

Regeneration & Retrofit


  • Belsay Awakes – Historic Property Restoration, English Heritage, Spence & Dower, Southern Green, RNJ Partnership, Studio Hardie, Cushman and Wakefield and Historic England
  • The Brooms – RE:GEN Group, Karbon Homes, Complete Certification Ltd, SPS Envirowall and Elvet Chartered Surveyors
  • The Buttery – Teesside University – Summers Inman Construction and Property Consultants LLP, Teesside University, Howarth Litchfield, Sine Consulting and Fairhurst
  • The Pattern Shop – AtkinsRealis, Newcastle City Council, Igloo Regeneration, xsite Architecture, Black & White Engineering, Identity Consult and Cundall
  • The Tram Shelter, Seaburn– Blacks Corner Trading Co Ltd, Sunderland City Council, Beaumont Brown Architects, Gary Craig Architectural Services, Swandene Joinery, In House Design Ltd, Rebecca Calvert Legal Services and Lofthouse & Partners
  • Tynemouth Castle Inn – GSSArchitecture, The Inn Collection Group, Silverstone Building Consultancy, Sine Consulting Ltd, Maughan Reynolds Partnership Ltd, BXB Interiors, Design North, STP Construction and KLR Planning
  • Whinfell Retrofit – RE:GEN Group, Gentoo Group, Rendtech, Fortify Solutions, Simply Certify, Sunderland City Council, Department of Energy and Net Zero



  • Applebridge Family
  • New High Level Wear Footbridge – Sunderland Riverside Masterplan – Piling Cantilevered Frame – VolkerStevin, Sunderland City Council, Arup, BryneLooby/Ayesa, Tony Gee Partners, Volker Ground Engineering and Richter
  • Northern Gas Networks – Customer Energy Village – Arcas Building Solutions Ltd, Northern Gas Networks, Ove Arup & Partners, NAPPER Architects and Wainwrights
  • The James Cook University Hospital – Urgent Treatment Centre – Geoffrey Robinson Limited, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, P+HS Architects, Serco, BGP, DTA, Premier Modular and Summers-Inman
  • Verdant Carbon Zero – Verdant Global

Climate Action


  • Lucion Limited
  • MGL Group’s Commitment to Climate Action
  • MMBC Carbon Approach – Mott MacDonald Bentley and Northumbrian Water Limited
  • Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre (NZIIC) – GSSArchitecture, Teesside University, Robertson Construction, BGP, Cundall and Summers Inman
  • North Shields Transport Hub – Napper Architects, North Tyneside Council, Willmott Dixon Construction, Fairhurst, Desco, Sanderson Associates, CBRE, G L Hearn, Apex Acoustics and Centurion
  • The Art of Possible: Green, Low Carbon Road Construction – Tarmac Trading Ltd, Hartlepool Borough Council and Shell
  • Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre – Arcas Building Solutions Ltd, National Trust, MawsonKerr Architects, JC Consulting, Skelly & Couch and Todd Milburn Partnership



  • Kier Construction Environmental and Social Governance
  • MGL Group’s Commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance
  • Seymour Civil Engineering



  • Apex Acoustics Ltd
  • Britcon (UK) Limited
  • Lynas Engineers
  • Portland Consulting Engineers
  • Steel River Consultants
  • TGA Consulting Engineers
  • T Manners & Sons Ltd

Residential Project of the Year


  • Falmouth Close – HUSK and North Tyneside Council

Outstanding Achievement

We will announce nominees on June 14. 

Client of the Year


  • Durham County Council  – nominated by Kier Construction
  • Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside and Sunderland Hospitals – nominated by Ryder Architecture
  • Sycamore at Northgate Park Hospital – nominated by Sir Robert McAlpine
  • South Tees Development Corporation – nominated by Applebridge Family
  • The St.Mary Magdalene & Holy Jesus Trust – nominated by Meldrum Construction

Infrastructure Project of the Year


  • Grassholme Reservoir – Northern Embankment Stabilisation Works – ESH-Stantec, Northumbrian Water and Turner & Townsend
  • South Bank Watercourse – ZTL Contracting, South Tees Development Corporation, Enviromesh, TCC Plant and Applebridge Utilities
  • Sunderland Railway Station – BAM Construction, Network Rail, Sunderland City Council, Northern Railway, Aecom and Harry Marsh

Building Project of the Year


  • Bank House Office Development – Bowmer+Kirkland, Taras Properties Ltd c/o Motcomb Estates Ltd, Ryder Architecture, Cundall, Oobe Ltd and Avison Young
  • BIOS – Wates Group, Teesside University, Summers Inman, FaulknerBrowns Architects and Scape
  • Durham Investigative Hub – Tilbury Douglas Construction, Durham Constabulary, Ryder Architecture and TClarke
  • Lilidorei at The Alnwick Gardens – AtkinsRealis, Alnwick Garden Trust, Ryder Architecture, Galliford Try, Cundall, Sustain Landscapes, AXOIM and Monstrum
  • Morpeth Sports and Leisure Centre – Willmott Dixon Construction Limited, Advance Northumberland and GT3 Architects
  • Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre (NZIIC) – GSSArchitecture, Teesside University, Robertson Construction, BGP, Cundall and Summers Inman


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