We are proud to announce that three Greater Manchester Combined Authority funded delivery partners scooped awards in their categories for their efforts at the 2022 celebration event held on Thursday 21 July at the Hilton Deansgate Hotel, Manchester City Centre.

The first of the three regional projects saw Cara EPS, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Procure Plus and IRT Surveys Ltd scoop the the NW Regional construction award for Innovation for the Green Homes Grant Local Area Delivery project.  

The judges and organisers said:

“The judges were particularly impressed with this project for the development of the consortia – being that it is driven by the supply chain rather than waiting for a client market request.   The submission demonstrates innovation through the development of a digitally-enabled integrated SME consortium working collaboratively to deliver end-to-end services in whole house retrofit and net zero. The innovation focuses on new business models to produce better outcomes and greater value to clients.

“A wide range of outcomes have been achieved in a 12-month period and the demonstrated benefit and performance are being shared widely within the sector. A brilliant entry, highly praised by all judges.”

Rochdale Borough Council with EQUANS – won the Value award for their Public Service Decarbonisation Scheme.

The judges and organisers said:

“The judges recognised an exemplar project focussing on the creation of value in existing facilities through tangible carbon reduction for a local authority. This is an excellent example of how feasibility, design, procurement, delivery and funding can align to give the client the required value outcomes from a key strategic investment and programme.”

Finally, University of Salford’s Energy House 2 won two awards:  Manchester Sub Regional Award and NW project of the Year Award.

The judges and organisers said:

“There was no precedent or blueprint to support both the design and construction of this unique facility. Yet the project was delivered on time, to budget, with Zero RIDDORs, and excellent levels of customer satisfaction.

“The project demonstrated the adoption and implementation of Constructing Excellence, evidenced throughout including early stakeholder collaboration, industry-leading design excellence including digital and DfMA, and construction methods, zero accidents, and the promotion of sustainability through Soft Landings, BREEAM, and Social Value.

“That this unique facility is and will continue to play a key role in accelerating the progress towards low carbon and net zero design and builds, is what most impressed the judges.”

Well done to everyone involved with the projects, and we wish them luck as they all now proceed to the National Construction Awards.

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