We were thrilled to be shortlisted for a national award for our work on a pioneering centre for military veterans at the world-renowned Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) in Gobowen.
The Headley Court Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre is the first of its kind in the UK and has changed the face of healthcare for veterans, co-ordinating medical and welfare services under one roof for former military servicemen and women.
It was a true privilege to have delivered such a magnificent project – and to have then been shortlisted for Social Infrastructure Project of the Year at the prestigious British Construction Industry Awards was the icing on the cake.
We just missed out on the top prize but would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Beard Construction and their partners for their winning entry, involving two new buildings for Wadham College in Oxford.
All the shortlisted projects were absolutely inspiring, and they demonstrate that the UK construction industry is the best in the world when it comes to delivering the highest-quality social and community buildings.
Our managing director Steven Owen said: “It has been a huge honour to work on this project and play a part in delivering a service which makes such a difference to veterans’ lives.
“The quality of all the entries in the social infrastructure category was outstanding and it was a great pleasure to be listed alongside so many worthwhile projects.”
Judges said that the competition was particularly tough this year ‘but you should all feel proud!’
They added of the centre: “Constrained by its site and its budget, this building nevertheless satisfied all the requirements, and all the aspirations, of its client.”