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24 Nov 2023

Success at the National Constructing Excellence Awards

NG Bailey are delighted to announce that we won the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) award at last night’s annual National Constructing Excellence Awards in London.

We collected the award for our work on the University of York Energy Centre project.  

NG Bailey were appointed to undertake the design, construction, and installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services to the new energy centre.  

Collaborating closely with Tilbury Douglas to create the programme allowed for the pre-cast concrete structure to be built and made watertight prior to us commencing on site. As a result of this, disruption was minimised by different trades not crossing paths throughout the build. This project builds on NG Bailey’s relationship with Tilbury Douglas, having already completed several other projects with them for the University of York.

We were also pleased to pick up the Highly Commended award in this category, for our work on the Manchester Town Hall project. 

Working together with principal contractor Lendlease for client Manchester City Council, this project demonstrates how true collaboration using MMC enables goals to be achieved for the end client, stakeholders, and the community. 

MMC is a crucial factor in refurbishing this heritage building – a marriage between past, present, and future - modern methods in an old structure, to preserve what is historical for future generations. This project demonstrates how this can be done successfully, with MMC the focus from the offset, driven by a forward-thinking client and by the vehicle of collaborative working principles and early engagement. 

Jon Crank, Pre-Contract Director, Engineering said, We’re really proud to collect this award, which is a fantastic achievement for the whole project team who have worked together seamlessly to bring York Energy Centre to life.  

Being highly commended for Manchester Town Hall is testament to the hard work and dedication of the project team on this project. We are three years into this large-scale six-year project, and it’s been great to see things take shape and develop using MMC principles. Not only has this approach supported significant cost and safety benefits, but it has also positively impacted the project programme and enabled significant milestones to be met ahead of schedule.”

Now in its seventeenth year, the National Constructing Excellence Awards are a very special showcase of excellence in the built environment across England and Wales and celebrate the very best of the best from their regional awards that have taken place earlier in the year.

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