Three major projects for which Couch Perry & Wilkes provided vital environmental engineering and consultancy services have won four awards at the “Oscars” of the construction industry.
The 13th annual Celebrating Construction 2011, which featured the Built in Quality and Construction Excellence Awards, saw the prestigious Project of the Year award go to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Couch Perry & Wilkes, which worked with Balfour Beatty & Balfour Beatty Engineering Services on the major building project, providing building services design expertise on the £30M mechanical and engineering site wide services infrastructure and mental health projects.
In the education category in the Built in Quality and Construction Excellence Awards, Castle Wood School, Coventry, for which the Nottingham office of CPW were responsible for the design of the £2M of mechanical and engineering services, took top prize, while Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Neonatal Trust, Birmingham, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, scooped the healthcare and major project categories.
Andy Edwards, CPW Director who led the QE project, said: “The Birmingham Queen Elizabeth scheme was an extremely demanding yet rewarding project, with initial involvement starting at bid stage in 2002 and culminating in the phased handover in 2008-2011.
“CPW has enjoyed a great working relationship with the joint venture partnership Balfour Beatty & Balfour Beatty Engineering Services throughout the project and we are pleased that such a prestigious project as this has been recognised.”