Midland Counties Regional Group – 2018 Annual Dinner

Published: 22/01/2019

A sincere thank you to all those who supported our region’s annual dinner and awards ceremony on 1 November.

The evening proved to be a success and was enjoyed by all those I have since spoken with. A particular thank you to those who donated to the Benevolent Fund. 

As in previous years, the event attracted a lot of interest from local universities and design consultancies. We had so many entries in the combined category of Education and Healthcare, I felt it only fair to the entrants that we separated these sectors and gave them their own category. It was a privilege to have been involved with judging some very interesting research work and construction projects happening in this country and overseas. 

Congratulations to all of the following who won awards. 

Residential or Community Structures Award 
Commendation – Arup; Arena Central Tower, Birmingham 
Winner – Nolan Associates; The Triangle Block, Uxbridge

Structural Heritage for Buildings Award 
Winner – Cundall; Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Tamworth

Infrastructure or Transportation Structures Award 
Commendation – Arcadis; Stainton Aqueduct, Cumbria
Winner – Arup; University of Birmingham, Green Heart

Commercial or Retail Structures Award 
Commendation – Arup; Paradise Birmingham Phase 1 (No.s 1 & 2 Chamberlain Square)
Winner – Cundall; intu Lakeside 

Arts or Entertainment Structures Award 
Winner – Arup; Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India
Leisure or Sports Structures Award 
Commendation – Nolan Associates; Stechford Leisure Centre, Birmingham
Winner – Arup; University of Birmingham, Sport and Fitness Centre

Education Structures Award 
Commendation – CWA; John Taylor Free School, Branston Road, Burton-upon-Trent
Commendation – Curtins; Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, University of Birmingham 
Winner – Arup; University of Northampton, Waterside Campus

Healthcare Structures Award 
Commendation – Couch Consulting Engineers; Waterfall House, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Winner – One Creative Environments Ltd; Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry, Pebble Mill, Birmingham

Industrial or Process Structures Award
Commendation – GCA Consulting; Kipoi Compressor Station (flue support steelwork), Evros Region, Greece
Winner – Arup; Project Sirius, Mercedes Benz Assembly Plant, Moscow

Highway or Railway Bridge Award
Winner – Arcadis; Repairs to St Thomas Bridge, Stafford

Pedestrian Bridge Award
Winner – WSP; Windmill Lane (Stark’s) Canal Bridge Reconstruction, Shropshire

Low Carbon Building Design / Sustainability Award
Commendation – Curtins; Crossways, Great Charles Street, Birmingham
Winner – Ramboll; South London (Beddington) Energy Recovery Facility

Small Project/ Practices Award (value up to £1m)
Commendation – JMS; Meccano Liverbird Sculpture, Liverpool Shopping Park
Winner – Cundall; Staircase, Cundall Birmingham Office  

Research Award
Commendation – Offiong Etim, Coventry University; Shear response and evaluation of pultruded FRP – concrete push-outs 
Winner – Howard Jeffs, University of Birmingham; Structural behaviour and design of recycled aggregate concrete filled steel tubes


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