Showcase event celebrates excellence in construction industry

Run by the Construction Employers Federation (CEF), the awards celebrate the best construction and civil engineering projects delivered by Northern Irish companies over the past year.

The ‘Showcase of Finalists’ event was held at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast, and among those attending were representatives from O’Hare & McGovern which won the Overall Award at the 2015 Construction Excellence Awards.

Speaking at the event, CEF Managing Director, John Armstrong, said, “The sheer scale and variety of the work on display is testament to the high level of quality, skill, and innovation that underpins the construction industry in Northern Ireland.

“Our annual Construction Excellence Awards are a celebration of the fantastic work that the sector delivers every year across the UK, Ireland and further afield and, importantly, recognise the huge contribution that the sector makes to the local economy.

“Our panel of judges, who have been visiting each of the shortlisted projects to identify the 14 category winners and the overall winner, have been hugely impressed with the calibre of entries this year and now have very difficult decisions to make. I warmly congratulate all of this year’s shortlisted companies and wish them every success in the awards.”

The winners of the Construction Excellence Awards 2016 will be revealed at a Gala Dinner on October 6 in the Culloden Hotel.

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GB & ROI Construction Award

Gilbert-Ash – Institution of Engineering and Technology, London
Tracey Brothers – Eolas Building at NUI Maynooth
Heron Brothers – Stevenson Hive Project, University of Glasgow
Farrans Construction – Ellon Academy Community Campus, Aberdeen


Commercial Construction Award
Heron Brothers – Forthriver Innovation Factory
Martin & Hamilton – Galgorm Resort & Spa
O’Hare & McGovern – IFA National Football Stadium
P&K McKaigue – Causeway Rural & Urban Network (CRUN) Building


Fit-Out Award
Dixons Contractors – 16 College Street, Belfast
Gilbert-Ash – PwC/Google Innovation Lab
Woodvale Construction Company – Stranmillis Refectory

Restoration Award
Gilbert-Ash – The Crown Bar and Dining Rooms
Martin & Hamilton – St Bernadette’s Church, Belfast
QMAC Construction – St Patrick’s Church, Donaghmore
TAL – Restoration of Portaferry Presbyterian Church

Social/Community Construction Award
Maurice Flynn & Sons – Waterfront Hall Refurbishment
QMAC Construction – The Junction
TAL – Schomberg House
Woodvale Construction Company – Queen’s University Belfast Boat Club


Private Housing Award
Carr Brothers – Bannview Court Retirement Village
Dixons Contractors – Redbridge Development
Donaghmore Construction – Fairfields
Porter & Co – Saddlers Hall

Social Housing Award
Donaghmore Construction – Ballymisert Supported Housing
Hagan Homes – Fort Hall
Lowry Construction – Manse Court
P&K McKaigue – Holly Lane


Health Infrastructure Award
Felix O’Hare – Banbridge Community Treatment and Care Centre
Glasgiven Contracts – Ballymena Ambulance Station
H&J Martin – Northern Ireland Adult Hospice
O’Hare & McGovern – Ballymena Health & Care Centre

 Education Infrastructure Award
Mascott Construction – MENCAP Centre, Belfast
Maurice Flynn & Sons – St Joseph’s Carnacaville
O’Hare & McGovern – SERC Space Campus, Bangor
Tracey Brothers                – New Dromore Central Primary School

Transport Infrastructure Award
Fox Building & Engineering – Valley Park
Fox Building & Engineering – Strabane Pedestrian Bridge
John Graham Construction – A2 Shore Road, Carrickfergus
McLaughlin & Harvey – Glynn River Bridge

Utilities Infrastructure Award
Adman Civil Projects – Eglish Wind Farm
DAWSON-WAM               – Newcastle Wastewater Treatment Works
Lagan Construction Group – Castor Bay to Belfast Strategic Trunk Main
Terra Solutions  – York Street Interchange Storm Chamber


Environmental Sustainability
Adman Civil Projects
David Jameson Roofing Services
Tracey Brothers

Health & Safety
Farrans Construction
Heron Brothers
Maurice Flynn & Sons
McAleer & Teague

David Jameson Roofing Services
Donaghmore Construction
Farrans Construction
Maurice Flynn & Sons