Speller Metcalfe shortlisted for a number of upcoming awards
Speller Metcalfe is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in a number of awards categories over the last two months.
The announcements include both professional and project nominations.
In March, we had were shortlisted in the West Midlands Constructing Excellence awards for the following categories:
- Building Project of the Year – Skylon Campus
- Value – Skylon Campus
- Integration & Collaborative Working – Campion School
- Conservation & Regeneration – The Arches
- G4C Future Leader – Molly Shaw
The new Skylon Campus was developed on behalf of the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE), and introduces two 700 sq metre workshops, the Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT) and the Centre for Automated Manufacturing (CAM), located on Skylon Park in the Hereford Enterprise Zone.
Designed by Bond Bryan architects and delivered Speller Metcalfe, the new 2500 sq m ‘building of two halves’ was developed using both timber and steel frames, which are distinctly divided into the steel frame workshop block and timber frame studio block.
As well as the workshops, the building houses five studios and further break-out spaces, which will provide NMITE with flexibility in developing future course content.
For the Campion School team, the project was described as a ‘utopia of collaboration’; a nine-phase programme – delivered two phases early – the project in Leamington Spa has transformed the provision and facilities on offer for students, and provides the school with ‘an identity’ for the first time.
The £7.7 million works incorporate the addition of a new multi-use games area (MUGA) and refurbishment of the existing sports hall, providing students with access to improved exercise and games facilities, as well as the option to hire for community use.
In the Conservation & Regeneration category, The Arches – Worcester is a city centre landmark that has seen four arches converted into studios and workspaces for local artists and creative businesses, with a fifth to be used as a performance space.
The project, which has been delivered by the Worcester Cultural Partnership, has been made possible after The Arches – Worcester initiative was awarded more than £3 million in funding from the Cultural Development Fund, administered by Arts Council England.
The partnership is made up of Worcester City Council, the University of Worcester, Severn Arts, The Arch Company and Worcestershire County Council and alongside the arches redevelopment, involves a number of public realm redevelopment projects and a programme of festivals.
And finally our SHEQ & CSR Graduate, Molly Shaw, was a finalist at the newly established G4C awards in the Young Professional of the Year category, and is also shortlisted in the G4C Future Leader category at the upcoming CE awards which take place on 1 June.
Molly also makes it a hat trick of younger Speller Metcalfe professionals who have been shortlisted in the national Construction News awards for the ‘Rising Star’ category. Molly is an advocate of sustainability and social value, and regularly demonstrates her leadership and business acumen, makes a difference to our day-to-day activities, contributes positively to our projects and uses innovative thinking to the betterment of the company.
Alongside Molly’s nomination, we have also been shortlisted for the Project of the Year (sub £20m) category for Skylon Campus, with the ceremony taking place in July.
James Speller, managing director, said: “We have a long-history of award winning projects and people, and it’s great to see that 2023 is no different.”
“For Speller Metcalfe, this demonstrates that the quality, innovation and commitment we put into the development of our workforce and delivery of our schemes has been independently verified by industry-leaders and that every day we are delivering on the promises we make to our staff and clients.
“We look forward to finding out what other awards ceremony hold in store for us later this year.”