'Fantastic Four' from ISG make finals of Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2022
Our finalists sit across two different categories as Neil Branchflower and Adrian Mills have been shortlisted for ‘Junior and Primary Schools’ with Will Chambers and Andrew Hill up for ‘Offices’.
The Chartered Institute of Building's (CIOB) UK awards celebrate those who go above and beyond to deliver buildings that make a positive impact on the lives of the people who use them. The award ceremony will be held on 28 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Meet our finalists
First up are Adrian Mills and Neil Branchflower, who will both be hoping to win in the ‘Junior and Primary Schools’ category. Adrian was our project lead on South Point Primary School in Wales, while Neil led on Castlefield Campus, one of the three schools’ projects delivered in Manchester as part of a programme of social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs schools.
Junior and Primary Schools
Adrian MillsAdrian, who works in our UK Construction team in Wales, has been a vital cog in the delivery of the first net zero carbon school in Wales. A landmark project for the Vale of Glamorgan Council. A landmark project for the Vale of Glamorgan, that garnered interest from the country’s media, Adrian’s leadership on site, management skills and approachability have been key in the successful delivery of the scheme.
The project has been shortlisted in many awards across the past year, notably the Construction News Awards and more recently the Building Awards. It was also highly commended in Constructing Excellence Wales Awards in the 'Net Zero' category and was the winner of 2022 RICS Wales Public Sector Project meaning it will now compete in the UK National Finals.
Neil works in the UK Construction team in the North, and has been recognised for his delivery of the Castlefield Campus project, one of the three schools awarded via Manchester City Council through the North West Construction Hub framework. The project required a new build single-storey annex to the existing campus to support an increased intake of students. Neil managed the challenge of working in a live environment, with the existing school occupied throughout, building strong stakeholder relationships, while adding value with pupil interaction and engagement.
The schools’ programme has been shortlisted for a number of awards and was highly commended in the 'Community Engagement Project of the Year' category at the Construction News Awards. It is also shortlisted for the Building Awards, to be announced in November. You can read more about the project and awards here.
Will Chambers and Andrew Hill will both be in the Office award, Will for his work at the HMRC Regional Centre in Birmingham, whilst Andrew was a key part of the team that delivered Shoreditch Village in London.
Will also works in the UK Construction team in the North. Will led the delivery of the HMRC Regional Centre, which was a Cat B fit out of the newly constructed 15-story state-of-the-art office development in the heart to Birmingham. The scope of works included provision of cellular and open plan office spaces, specialist meeting and conference facilities, a new café/dining space on the ground floor, and enhanced security measures and systems. Find out more here.
Will says within his submission ‘My focus is to make the extra ordinary things ordinary, implementing better ways of working and making change to environments through sustainability and social value initiatives.’
Andrew Hill, Senior Project Manager for our Construction London business, has been shortlisted for his role in the delivery of the Shoreditch Village Phase II for Brockton Capital.
The office led development was designed by AHMM architects and comprises of office and ground floor retail spaces spread over 5 buildings, alongside an external street food market area. The main building consists of ground plus 7 floors with a single basement level. The super structure consists of an exoskeleton steel frame with the envelope formed from a combination of unitised and stick curtain walling and was completed to shell and core.
The project was logistically demanding, constrained by a London Overground railway viaduct, neighbouring buildings, and a busy TFL red route. Andrew worked in close collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure the works progressed with minimal impact, whilst also maintaining programme.
The site included a considerable amount of archaeology including the remains of a medieval priory and an extensive burial ground, Andrew was commended by the client for dealing with this key Client risk in a considered and proactive way, developing a revised sequence to minimise the impact on the works.
We would like to wish all of our shortlisted team members the very best of luck for the awards which take place next week, 28 September 2022.