ISG projects and initiatives recognised by NWCH framework

People, projects and initiatives were at the forefront of this year’s North West Construction Hub’s (NWCH) in-house awards.

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People, projects and initiatives were at the forefront of this year’s North West Construction Hub’s (NWCH) in-house awards.

For the third year running, ISG was recognised at the awards with a ‘Added Value Award’ for the collaborative Velodrome Charity Cycle Event and highly commended in the ‘Medium Value Project of the Year’ category for Moorlands Junior School.

Those recognised epitomised the NWCH ethos of betterment, knowledge share, best practice, innovation and collaboration.

“The NWCH is the driver behind projects across the region that are transforming public sector property and services. To have two of our projects recognised by the framework’s own awards is a great achievement. It is a testament to the collaborative and partnership-led approach we take to getting these projects from concept to delivery and beyond. A huge congratulations to the teams, suppliers, subcontractors, clients, and end users who brought the vision for Moorlands Junior School and the National Cycling Centre to life. They inspire and will continue to inspire generations to come.”

Louise Daville, ISG’s Director of Public Sector Strategy

Velodrome Charity Cycle Event

The team took home an ‘Added Value Award’ for an event at our National Cycling Centre project. Bringing together participants from the NWCH, framework partners and suppliers, the event raised more than £5,200 for the We Love MCR Charity.

The event was proposed in the framework’s ‘Social Value’ special interest group, as a great way to bring client and contractor partners together for an energising morning at one of our iconic projects, and raise money for an amazing local charity at the same time.

ISG offered to host the event, led by social value team members, Santina Virk and Mary Ord, and project team colleagues, with support from the NWCH and fellow contractor partners.

The event featured representatives from Manchester City Council, NWCH, ISG, Morgan Sindall, Russell WBHO, Sir Robert McAlpine and Warden Construction, along with their guests.

ISG completed a programme of modernisation and operational performance upgrades at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester in August 2023. The famous track has played host to numerous World and Olympic track cycling records and medals over the years, and is a training base for British Cycling. 

“Thanks again for the great support, it was an excellent

event! We will be using the funds raised to support our unique Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund. A lack of resources is holding back the talent of many talented young people – We Love MCR has already helped to change the lives of over 200 Rising Stars, and we want to support many more.” 

Ged Carter, Head of We Love MCR Charity

NWCH Added Value Award win
The project team behind the National Cycling Centre refurbishment collecting the award. 

Moorlands Junior School

Completed in time for the 2023/24 academic year, our Moorlands Junior School project in Sale facilitated much-needed additional school places in the area, including an expanded SEN provision. The modern learning spaces have been complemented with sustainable features to future-proof the building.

“The project has been a collaborative partnership, with ISG

lending its knowledge and experience of working on other school projects to deliver significant benefits to our school.”

Alison Kelly, Headteacher, Moorlands Junior School

The project came highly commended in the ‘Medium Value Project of the Year’ category at the awards, thanks to its delivery of ‘exceptional social value’, including:

  • The painting of a local Veterans Centre
  • A 'Trafford Women's Event' to support displaced women in the area,  offering careers and wellbeing support
  • Extensive engagement with Moorlands Junior School staff and pupils, including the 'Design a Dream Project', the delivery of an outdoor learning canopy, and sustainability expert advice for their SUDs system

Additionally, the project was delivered successfully whilst working in a challenging live school environment, in a busy residential area.

Louise Daville added: “Well done to all the teams involved in these projects – again our contribution to the NWCH has been recognised through brilliant project delivery and successful social value through collaboration with community stakeholders and our framework contractor partners.”

In 2022, ISG and its people took home NWCH three awards for its contribution to the Hub’s success across a number of categories including social value. 

Moorlands NWCH Award

The Moorlands Junior School project team collecting its Highly Commended award. 

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