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Three Hydrock projects shortlisted at British Construction Industry Awards

16th Jul 2021

We’ve secured a shortlist hat-trick at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) 2021 with nominations across two different categories.

Considered one of the most prestigious national awards in the built environment sector that recognise innovation and project excellence across the industry, we hope to continue our habit of being crowned winners on the night.

Marketing Director, Graham Munday, said: ‘"We’re thrilled to be shortlisted at BCIA 2021 alongside some other outstanding nominations which is great recognition for Hydrock and all the partners involved across these three projects. From our perspective, what’s most pleasing to see is that each of our shortlisted projects are completely community-driven and all perfectly align with our corporate purpose to be an all-round force for good.”

Following the success of UK Hydrographic Office headquarters in 2019, we’ve once again been shortlisted in the ‘Commercial Property of the Year’ category. This time, we’re crossing our fingers for the highly-acclaimed £42m Llys Cadwyn redevelopment in Pontypridd.

Our flagship integrated design project in South Wales, Llys Cadwyn is a model for successful regeneration having unlocked a complex site to completely transform the prime gateway site for Pontypridd town centre. Bringing hundreds of much-needed employment opportunities to the area, the scheme has been the catalyst for social change with an estimated £8m of social value return on investment.

Alongside Llys Cadwyn, two other stellar projects we’ve provided a major contribution to have been shortlisted in the ‘Social Infrastructure Project of the Year’ category.

The first of these is the UWE Faculty of Engineering and Design in Bristol, where we delivered full end-to-end integrated engineering services from RIBA Stages 1 to 7 on this new state-of-the-art 8,500 sq m facility which will accommodate 1,600 students and, ultimately, help address the region’s emerging skills gap over the coming years. Among a number of impressive design features, it’s been designed as a ‘Smart Building’ to ensure energy use and carbon emissions are optimised for the building’s purpose.

Last but by no means least is our unique education project in Exmouth, the £10.5m Deaf Academy. This fantastic development is made up of a mixture of purpose-built and refurbished buildings and is also currently shortlisted by the UK’s leading professional architecture magazine, Architects’ Journal, for the ‘Community Impact of the Year 2021’ award. Designed around the principles of inspiration, visual communication and ‘reverse inclusivity’, our civil and engineering team was an integral force behind delivering this facility which is at the cutting-edge of Deaf education in Europe.

Graham added: “To be up for an award for a third consecutive year is an achievement to be proud of and wouldn’t be possible without our talented project teams. Their dedication makes it possible for amazing plans to become reality. Our people really do go the extra mile for our clients to deliver first-class and sustainable engineering solutions which, most importantly, will undoubtedly benefit the communities we work in for many years to come.’’

Visit the British Construction Industry Awards website for full category details and to see the entire shortlist.