28/04/08 - Sweeping the Board at WMCCE Awards


Thomas Vale and Client Partners swept the board on Friday 25th April at the West Midlands Construction Excellence Awards.
The West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence (WMCCE) hosted the annual Constructing Excellence Awards which were presented at the Celebrating Construction gala awards dinner on Friday April 25, at the ICC, Birmingham.

Celebrating Construction is co-hosted by Birmingham City Council's Building Consultancy service, the Chartered Institute of Building's (CIOB) West Midlands branch and WMCCE.

The event also incorporated Building Consultancy's tenth annual Built in Quality and Quality in Demolition Awards, which reward and promote excellent work in both construction and demolition.

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Randal Brew, presented the awards and Joanne Malin of ITV's Central News hosted the evening.

The first award of the evening was presented to Paul Colman for the excellent project management and completion for Fibbersley Park Primary School. Representatives from Fibbersley Park explained to judges that they received outstanding service from Thomas Vale. The project leaders were committed to sustainable building techniques and our attention to detail in making the school a safe haven for pupils.

The Judges noted: "They faced a range of challenging issues in terms of poor ground conditions and environmental matters, which were overcome to produce a school of high quality."

Thomas Vale were also the category winner for the Construction Excellence Award for Health & Safety Management, where our award entry focused in particular on a £10m education project.

The scheme is Coppice & Langley School in Sutton Coldfield, where Langley school is to be introduced onto the site in a phased programme of works co-joined to the now bring constructed Coppice School.

The Judges noted: "Judges applauded the case study, which demonstrated the company's commitment to health & safety. There was extensive consultation with schools, local residents, governors and parents. The entry also scored highly for collaborative working."

Needless to say, we apply all of our health & safety measures across every project the group undertakes.

The Birmingham Construction Partnership (BCP) is an agreement between Birmingham City Council's Urban Design department, Thomas Vale and two other contractor partners. The BCP has endeavoured to provide social, environmental and economic benefits since its introduction and i now providing more focus than ever through the recently reorganised Sustainability Working Group.

The Judges noted: "We were particularly impressed by the potential impact that such a large team of influential players can have on the future benefits of sustainability within the region."

Another notable achievement on the evening was a first award win for the Sandwell Decent Homes Partnership, with Sandwell Homes, Sandwell MBC Urban Design, Thomas Vale and 5 other Partners, and are delivering ground breaking results on our Decent Homes Programme thanks to a market leading approach to collaboration.

The Judges noted: "The Sandwell Homes Construction Partnership demonstrates clear commitment to collaborative working. We were particularly impressed with its willingness to engage and listen to its customers. The Partnership has made a long term commtment to the Sandwell Community."

We would like to thank all of our Employees, Clients, Customers, Supply Chain Partners and the wider Community for supporting Thomas Vale and our projects and for their commitment to providing a better industry.