Burry Port Primary School Shortlisted for Construction News Awards 2016

By Tania Costantini

News

4th Mar 2016

Burry Port Primary School has been selected as a finalist in the Sustainable Project of the Year category of the 2016 Construction News Awards, making the shortlist from among a record number of entrants.

CN Awards 2016

Handed over in time for the new school term in September last year, Burry Port's design and construction embraces innovation and reflects Carmarthenshire Council's ongoing commitment to sustainability. Led by WRW the design team of ArchitypeBingham HallTB+A and Melin worked collaboratively with Carmarthenshire County Council under an NEC form of contract to complete the innovative project.  Once certified, Burry Port will be the first Primary School in Wales to be designed and built to achieve Passivhaus Certification.

Burry Port Photography by Leigh Simpson

Before the awards, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 61-strong jury, made up of the most influential clients and experts in the UK.

This year the judging line-up includes tens of the country’s top clients, including:

  • Ian Ballentine, executive procurement director, Heathrow
  • Munish Datta, head of plan A and FM, Marks and Spencer
  • Louise Ellison, head of sustainability, Hammerson
  • Simon Kirby, chief executive, HS2
  • Flan McNamara, construction director, Sellar Property Group
  • Jim O’Sullivan, chief executive, Highways England

This year the Construction News Awards are celebrating their 20th anniversary and 20 years of celebrating the very best contractors in the UK.  Within their 20 targeted categories, there are two new ones for this year: Diversity Champion of the Year and Housebuilder of the Year.

Construction News’ editor Rebecca Evans commented:

“This year’s Construction News finalists are at the leading edge of UK construction, setting the standards for the whole industry to follow and ensuring their businesses are innovating for the future.

“I look forward to meeting the finalists at the face to face judging and hearing about their inspirational work.” 

The winners will be announced on 14 July 2016 at a glamorous ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, where over 1,300 of the industry’s elite will join together for a night of entertainment, celebration and networking.             

The full list of finalists and more information can be found at: https://awards.cnplus.co.uk//2016-finalists

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