Police Headquarters receives major prize at Jersey Construction Council Awards
One of the biggest and most significant developments to have taken place in recent years, the new Police Headquarters has won the Benest & Syvret Project of the Year Over £5million award at the Jersey Construction Council Awards that took place on Saturday evening at Hotel de France.
With restricted access, located on a busy main artery route and delivering a highly complex multi-functional building, a number of significant challenges faced the construction and design teams to provide a high quality and state of the art building, but with a collaborative approach between all parties this ensured the project was completed ahead of programme and within budget.
At the annual event attended by over 300 people, 11 awards were presented to individuals and organisations connected with a wide range of projects undertaken over the past 12 months.
At what has now become the premier awards event in the calendar this was hosted once again by Karen Rankine. Those who attended were entertained by former England Cricketer and Question of Sport captain Phil Tufnell who participated in a Q&A Session with questions being posed to him by guests on the night. During his visit Phil also took part in a cricketing session with some aspiring youngsters in the Island where he passed on some of his experience and wisdom on spin bowling. Other entertainment on the night was aptly provided by the Jersey Boys act from the UK.
The gala event ended another very successful Construction Week, which saw the Council offer training seminars to their members, an update to the industry on the Future Hospital, a large stand and attendance at the Skills Show and the completion of another worthwhile DIY SOS project under the banner of the Council’s charity, The Brick Foundation. This years’ community project benefited the Centre Point Trust where numerous local organisations involved in the Construction Industry offered their time and resources to complete four new kitchen installations at the Centre that will benefit local children for years to come.
As always, the Brick Foundation was also a key beneficiary of the awards evening, which held a raffle and auction which raised a significant amount for the charity.
The 11 awards presented at the gala dinner highlighted the extensive range of experience and talent and shows that construction is a key local industry and continues to plan for the future, whilst recognising young achievers and innovative ideas that will be crucial in the development of the islands built environment.
A new award for 2017 was the introduction of the Business of the Year Award for a company employing under 10 employees. A major objective of the Council over the past 12 months has been to work closer with the smaller business and sub-contractors and it was only right that this award be created for this sector of the industry. The winner on the night of the Coppolo & Coyde Business of the Year Under 10 employees was awarded to local plumbing and heating firm D B Malorey Ltd.
It was also a successful night for Camerons as two of their employees were acknowledged for their achievements within the work place with Matthew Poole being awarded the Highlands College Star of the Future award and Luc Richard being awarded the Rowney Sharman Industry Achiever of the Year Award. For a second year in a row, Camerons were successful in being awarded another prestigious award the Comprop Business of the Year with over 10 employees.
As well as the Police Headquarters scooping the highest value project of the year award, other projects that were recognized included, the Energy from Waste Combined Works that was awarded the Ronez Project of the Year Award up to £1million and the Refurbishment of the De Gruchy Department Store that won the Channel Island Lines Project of the Year Award between £1-£5million. The new La Collette recycling centre won the Jersey Electricity Sustainability Award.
“The annual Jersey Construction Council Gala Awards evening is always an opportunity to celebrate success and excellence within the industry.” Said Martin Holmes, Chairman of the Jersey Construction Council.
“A chance to reflect on the achievements from the past 12 months and also to consider further challenges that lie ahead for the industry over the next few years. With the increasing workload from both the Andium and Future Hospital projects coming to the market-place we have to ensure we are ready for this increased workload and planning is being undertaken to give as many local organisations the chance to be involved as much as is practicably possible”.
“Education and training within our industry is of high importance to the Council and the Lifetime Achiever recipient this year, Cyril Roberts, is a classic example of someone starting in the industry from school and achieving his qualifications through Highlands College and remaining within the industry for over 40 years. The Council is encouraging this tradition of education and every effort is being made to train local students through either apprenticeships or the introduction of the new Engineering Degree Course at Highlands College that will commence next September that will allow local youngsters to train on-island with relevant work experience which can only be a benefit to our industry and the economy of the Island ”
The awards were attended by over 300 people at the Hotel de France with eleven awards being presented to:
Highlands College Star of the Future
Matthew Poole - Camerons
Rowney Sharman Industry Achiever of the Year
Luc Richard - Camerons
Jersey Development Company Health & Safety Award
ROK-Regal Construction Limited
JE Sustainability Award
Household Re-Use & Recycling Centre - Camerons
Ogier Best Use of Innovation Award
Unitised Façade IFC Building One
Coppolo & Coyde Business of the Year Under 10 Employees
D B Malorey Ltd
Comprop Business of the Year Over 10 Employees
Ronez Project of the Year up to £1 million
Energy from Waste Combined Works
Channel Island Lines Project of the Year between £1 - £5 million
Refurbishment De Gruchy Department Store
Benest & Syvret Project of the Year over £5 million
States of Jersey Police Headquarters
JeCC Lifetime Achiever of the Year
Cyril Roberts - Rothwells