Newman University wins Project of the Year at the Celebrating Construction 2018 awards

17/04/2018 by Sinead Staunton

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Friday 13th April saw over 500 industry leaders gather in Birmingham at the ICC to celebrate and acknowledge the best in the region’s innovative construction projects.

In November 2017, Newman University proudly opened its brand new halls of residence and also the re-opened its Sturge building after a refurbishment was completed. The project was undertaken by Morgan Sindall and is part of a bigger investment project by Newman University.


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The project was shortlisted for the Celebrating Construction Awards in the ‘Building Project of the Year’ award along with a number of other strong finalists.

Finalists included outstanding local projects and high profile landmarks that all parties are proud of and inspired by the designers, constructors and clients, including:
Colmore Tang Construction: Fabrick Squar;
Cundall: 15 Colmore Row;
Dudley College Advance II Alliance;
Friargate Coventry LLP: One Friargate;
G F Tomlinson Building: AgriSTEM Academy;
John Sisk and Son: Holiday Inn Express, Birmingham;
Morgan Sindall: Newman University, New Halls of Residence and Refurbishment of the Sturge Building;
and Willmott Dixon and Acivico: National College for High speed Rail.

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To impress the judges enough to get shortlisted, the finalists evidenced an outstanding Building project that demonstrated great team working between the client and entire supply chain, employing collaborative working tools.

The project at Newman University completed by Morgan Sindall seemed to impress the judges the most with them commenting that the project was “a key landmark building”; it was a “very attractive designed environment using best practice construction process” and the project was “demonstrating that innovation procurement approaches can succeed”.

Newman University’s project delivered by Morgan Sindall was crowned winner of Project of the Year at the awards evening last week.

Paul Dean, Director of Estates and Campus Services at Newman University commented “What an honour for our project not only to be shortlisted in this category but to win the Project of the Year award 2018. It demonstrates our commitment to invest in our campus to enhance both the student and staff experience, it also highlights the successful collaborative partnership with Morgan Sindall, Newman University, Tandem Projects, ADP, Fellows consultation and the supply chain to deliver an outstanding building project here at our university”.