Construction Excellence Award

Collaboration creates an outstanding example award 3

Involvement in the design and construction of a new build research laboratory has earned Castle Building Services (Castle) and its project partners Clugston Construction and Sadler Brown Architecture, a prestigious regional Constructing Excellence Award.


The Catalyst Research Laboratory and Office project, constructed for Johnson Mathey Catalysts, one of the world’s leading catalyst companies,was announced as the winner of Constructing Excellence North East’s Integration and Collaboration category.


According to the judges, whilst already enjoying mutual trust and respect derived from an existing long term relation with their client, the delivery team’s collaborative approach clearly demonstrated how a successful project team can transcend company boundaries. This therefore proves that people can work together in a spirit of cooperation to achieve common goals that go beyond the purely commercial aspects of a project.


This resulted in a project which engendered a sense of mutual pride and achievement as well as shared professionalism, not only within the contractor but also the client and the end-user teams.


Speaking about the accolade Castle’s technical director , Simon Groom, said:


“Integrated working and collaboration have long been part of our ethos and success when it comes to delivering projects and we are delighted that this has been recognised by the Constructing Excellence judges.”


The judges went on to say that within the construction industry the Catalyst Research Laboratory and Office project should be used as an outstanding example to sell the benefits of collaboration and the way forward, and to demonstrate that the early engagement of all parties really works!


Simon Groom continued:


“By involving the building services design and installation team at the earliest stage of a scheme’s development a number of benefits accrue not least of which are time and cost savings as well as clash detection which can be a costly issue to sort out once construction is underway . “