Event | Constructing Excellence North East Awards 2016

highly commended award

The 12th annual ceremony of the Constructing Excellence Awards took place on Friday at the Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Hotel. BBC Look North’s Jeff Brown presented the awards which were sponsored by Corepeople Recruitment. The room was decorated in coordination with Constructing Excellence’s signature purple and was filled with hopeful finalists.

The awards celebrated what the North East Built Environment has to be proud of. Winners were chosen across various categories:

  • Integration
  • Value
  • Sustainability
  • BIM Project of the Year


Atlas Cloud sponsored the Heritage Award. The judges for this category were looking to recognise the achievement of high standards in the repair, re-use and revitalisation of the region’s historic buildings, sites and places.

Those nominated included:

  • Felton Park Glasshouse & Potting Shed– Calibre Metalwork Ltd, Cheshire Stained Glass Ltd, MGM Ltd, Spencer & Dower Chartered Architects LLP and Mr & Mrs Maxwell
  • Fulwell Sound Mirror– Beaumont Brown Architects, Limestone Landscapes and Sunderland City Council Partnership, Specialised Contracting Services Ltd and Landscape Management Services Ltd
  • Byker Wall Refurbishment– Byker Community Trust, Keepmoat, OpenView and Your Homes Newcastle
  • Morison Hall– Thirteen Group, NDC Trust, Esh Property Services, St Astier and Colin Waterson Joinery


Well done to the Project Team of Fulwell Sound Mirrors.

The acoustic mirrors were built on the south and northeast coasts of England between 1916 and the 1930’s, they were intended to provide early warning of incoming enemies wanting to attack coastal towns. Now, the modern mirrors have been built for art, education and environment.

The award winning sound mirror can be found in Sunderland.


We were shortlisted for the Innovation Award which was sponsored by Northumbrian Water. The award involved the best organisation or project that took the most innovative approach in:

  • Overcoming site or project specific challenges
  • Harnessing emerging technologies
  • Harnessing marketing opportunities
  • Developing a new/improved product or service
  • Innovative use of ICT solutions

The judges also looked for evidence how the innovation could be used/applied elsewhere in the organisation or on another project.


The innovation award went to A-One+14 Project Team! We want to say a massive well done to them!

Atlas Cloud was awarded Highly Commended in the Innovation category!


Here’s a breakdown of the winners:

  • Young Achiever of the Year award- Natacha Redon from Identity Consult
  • Integration and Collaborative working award- Turner and Townsend
  • BIM Project of the Year- Priority Schools North East
  • Client of the Year award- Percy Hedley
  • Value award-Percy Hedley
  • Achiever of the Year award-Andrew Kitson from Gentoo
  • Young Achiever of the Year award- Natacha Redon from Identity Consult
  • Leadership and Development award- Esh Group
  • Building Project of the Year award- Hebburn Hub
  • SME of the Year award- McNally & Thompson
  • Health and Safety award- Applebridge Construction Ltd
  • Civils Project of the Year award- Morpeth Flood Alleviation
  • Innovation award- A-One+
  • Heritage award- Fulwell Sound Mirrors


We’d like to say thank you to the organisers, Kat and Leanne, for a great night!

We look forward to next year’s event!

You can look here for a summary of Atlas Cloud events, or take a look at our trip to the Yorkshire & Humber Constructing Excellence Awards in 2016.

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