We are extremely proud that two of our recent projects have been shortlisted across four different categories at the East Midlands Property Dinner Awards 2023.
The awards, now in their 23rd year, spotlight the East Midlands property sector and celebrate projects of a range of sizes from around the region. Projects that we were involved in as part of the design team have been shortlisted for Construction Project of the Year, Design Excellence Award, Regeneration and Restoration Project of the Year and Sustainable Development of the Year.
For Construction Project of the Year and Regeneration and Restoration Project of the year, it is the £150m Becketwell scheme in Derby that has been recognised. Becketwell is a major regeneration scheme focused on creating a vibrant new urban quarter, with an 11-storey apartment tower, commercial buildings, hotel, car park, retail spaces and an attractive public square. We provided services in civil, structural, geotechnical and environmental engineering, and travel planning for phase 1 of the scheme – The Condor and Springwell Square – and we will continue to work on the regeneration with St James Securities in the future.
Director Kriston Harvey said: “Derby is our hometown so it is a privilege to be involved with local projects that are being considered for awards, particularly ones such as Becketwell which will no doubt help with the much-needed drive to rejuvenate and revitalise the city centre.”
“It is ideally placed for our Derby staff to regularly monitor progress whether as a member of the public walking past during a lunch break or a formal site visit. Site experience is vital for the development of our younger colleagues, so this has been a real benefit for us. The scheme is off to a great start and will no doubt continue to impress as it progresses.”
For the Design Excellence Award and Sustainable Development of the Year, it is the Bardon Hill development in Leicestershire that has been shortlisted. As checking engineers during the construction phase, the scope of our services covered the production of informative tender drawings including foundation, steelwork, floor slab and drainage designs, providing advice relating to additional site investigation requirements to inform designs and ensuring workmanship and on-site construction was carried out in the correct manner and in accordance with the construction stage drawings. We checked all civil and structural works and carried out regular site visits, which included reports on ongoing works and any issues found on site.
Kriston said: “We’re pleased to see the Bardon Hill development considered for two competitive awards and we believe our contribution demonstrates our position as one of the go-to multi-disciplinary engineering consultants in the East Midlands. Bardon is not our local patch so it is pleasing that we were trusted by the client to not only produce the concept but to also stay client side in a monitoring role throughout the construction process.”
The award ceremony is to be held on 7 September at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. We wish the best of luck to our team and all those nominated for an award!