Celebrating the Best in East Midland Construction

Taking centre stage at the high profile Celebrating Construction Awards for the East Midlands, were some of the industry’s leading pioneers and most ground-breaking projects. Hosted by BBC Breakfast business presenter, Steph McGovern on Friday 03 June – 300 construction professionals gathered at the Nottingham Belfry to the celebrate the best innovative developments and talented individuals. These regional awards provide one of the most effective platforms for targeting the Midlands’ lucrative construction industry.

The big winners on the night

It was an outstanding night for Robert Woodhead who picked up a total of four awards, winning the prestigious Heritage Award, for the restoration of Marble Hall and the highly regarded Innovation Award for the ‘Good to Gold’ project. Success did not end there with the construction company also collecting the Leadership & People Development Award and finally the Value Award, for the Rethinking Housing Delivery Project.  Robert Woodhead,  a construction company based in Nottinghamshire, operates throughout the East Midlands specialising in the design, construction, refurbishment, conservation and repairs of buildings.

Taking away the high-status Project of the Year Award was Willmott Dixon Construction, for the Greestone Centre, which involved refurbishing the Grade II listed building to create a new permanent home for The Lincoln University Technical College. While the Client of the year went to Leicester City Council.

Recognising and rewarding emerging talent is crucial to the industry’s future – Mike Reader who currently leads Pick Everard’s strategic development team, collected the Young Achiever of the Year Award.

The Full List of Winners

BIM Project of the Year: Nottingham City Homes – The Meadows Project

Client of the Year: Leicester City Council

Health & Safety Award: BAM Morgan Sindall JV – The A14 Kettering Junction 9 to 7 Project        (Highly Commended: Lift & Engineering Services)

Heritage Award: Robert Woodhead – Marble Hall                                                                                 (Highly Commended: Wates – Dakeyne Street)

Innovation Award: Robert Woodhead – Good to Gold                                                                           (Highly Commended: BAM Morgan Sindall JV – The Mission Room)

Integration & Collaborative Working Award: G F Tomlinson Building – Heart of the Campus (HOTC) Development                                                                                                                                                                (Highly Commended: Wates Living Space – Nottingham Greener HousiNG2 Initiative & Arcus Consulting – Nottingham Greener HousiNG2 Bentick, Manvers and Kingston Court)

Leadership & People Development Award: Robert Woodhead – Good to Gold                                                (Highly Commended: Lift & Engineering Services)

Project of the Year: Willmott Dixon Construction – The Greestone Centre                                                 (Highly Commended: Keepmoat – Palmer Court)

SME of the Year: BE Design

Legacy Award for Sustainability: Stepnell – Montague House

Value Award: Robert Woodhead – Rethinking Housing Delivery                                                                       (Highly Commended: Stepnell – Montague House)

Young Achiever of the Year: Mike Reader – Pick Everard                                                                            (Highly Commended: Hayley Millar – Wates)


With over 80 entries, the awards were hailed as a great success by the judges. The winners of the awards have gained a place on the shortlist for this year’s national awards that recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects sharing best practice and inspiring others to adopt new and better ways of working that deliver outstanding results.

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