Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (subcontract over £5m)

This category celebrates outstanding achievement by a specialist subcontractor on a specific project, where the total value of the specialist’s contribution to the project adds up to more than £5m.

Cognition Land and Water
Sheppey Regeneration

Cognition Land and Water led enabling works, remediation, and ground engineering for the Queenborough & Rushenden Regeneration on the Isle of Sheppey. Collaborating with Homes England and Campbell Reith, they transformed neglected brownfield land into a site ready for housing, amenities, a school, and community regeneration. Cognition introduced innovative, sustainable and value-driven solutions, delivering the project collaboratively, safely, within budget, and with regulatory approval. The outcome featured strong client, stakeholder, supply chain and community relationships, a zero-accident record, and significant ecological improvements. Campbell Reith praised Cognition’s work saying, “Cognition’s can-do attitude and approach to this challenging project has been exemplary”.

Dalkia Engineering
The Paterson Building Redevelopment creating a world leading cancer research facility

Dalkia are proud to have contributed to the successful delivery of one of the world’s leading, award-winning cancer research facilities. Proud of our people’s commitment to; - provide complex, heavily-serviced MEP services design, procurement and installation - collaborate honestly with all stakeholders on all levels - saving time on the programme of works - ensure optimised H&S results - provide pivotal innovation - modifying the way structural floor risers integrate into freestanding prefabricated MEP risers - creating a safety legacy for the end-user through digital animation - reducing our carbon impact - positively impact employment, learning, support within the community.

Erith Contractors
Timber Square

The inner London project in close proximity to influential neighbours/party wall was extremely well managed with complex sustainability overview impacting everything from waste management on site to irregular connection details between concrete and cross-laminated timber. Erith have kept a good relationship with client, community and design team throughout and complex Design and Build contract delivery and extremely quick pass programme on time and within budget.

GKR Scaffolding
25 Canada Square

GKR has demonstrated its dedication to be at the forefront of the scaffolding and access industry and to provide a pivotal role in delivering some of the United Kingdom’s most high-profile construction projects. Project management has implemented a complex scaffold design without fault whilst abiding by stringent health and safety measures developed to mitigate the most prominent construction risk of working at height. Innovation has been evident throughout from design to health and safety, and ultimately, we have collaborated with our industry partners to develop a unique design for a sustainable build that has fostered further innovation within our sector.

John F Hunt
One Liverpool Street Phase 1

John F Hunt's One Liverpool Street project is one of the most challenging projects currently being undertaken in London. The demolition of the structure, lifting and positioning of large-scale prefabricated components, and use of heavy plant directly adjacent to and in some areas over live rail assets have required the highest levels of control, skill, and competence. John F Hunt has overcome these challenges via technical innovation, quality management, and leadership throughout. This is reflected in the client's perception of the project and the two City of London Gold Awards that it has achieved.

John F Hunt
The Other House Demolition and RC core works

 The Other House was by far one of the most technically challenging projects currently being undertaken in London. Situated within the conservation area of historic Covent Garden, this project demanded innovative and complex temporary works solutions. These were necessary to stitch together seven existing buildings while retaining listed sections and constructing new structural elements. Remarkably, this was achieved without any reportable accidents or lost time injuries. Additionally, through innovation, planning, and strategic leadership, the project succeeded in significantly reducing its overall carbon impact.

HMP Millsike

HMP Millsike, the UK’s inaugural all-electric prison, epitomises MMC innovation through PCE's Secure Prison system build. This DfMA solution ensures unparalleled speed, safety, efficiency, and predictability from design to handover. It showcases the systems sustainability impact, reducing waste and achieving a notable 12% decrease in embodied carbon compared to previous prisons, whilst demonstrating the benefits of PCE’s digital capabilities; every single component was diligently tracked and traced from start to finish. With a focus on sustainability and social responsibility, Millsike underscores the effectiveness of PCE’s HybriDfMA Secure Prison platform, positioning it as the model for expanding the UK’s prison estate.

Innovative Suction Caisson Technology for Renewable Energy

Seaway7 completed the installation of the world’s deepest fixed-bottom and largest Scottish OWF supported by suction caissons. The OWF is currently in full operation providing clean energy to the UK consumers. Collaboratively with other stakeholders, innovative installation techniques were employed and led the way for current and future OWF developer to learn from and adopt. It has provided the Renewable Sector with the platform, knowledge and experience to utilise with reduced installation risk to projects. “This project has pushed the engineering to new boundaries through its use of innovative suction caisson technology, Managing Director SSE”.