Finalists announced in the 2018 Construction Excellence Awards!

The awards provide a wonderful opportunity to showcase the best of the construction industry in Northern Ireland and to celebrate the industry’s achievements. The aim of the competition is to promote excellence and to give recognition to those companies who are achieving the highest standards of construction. The kudos of winning an award continues to grow each year.

Commenting, John Armstrong, Managing Director of the Construction Employers Federation, said, “The sheer scale and variety of the work on display in this year’s shortlist 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 expert judges 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 entries will be judged within thirteen award categories under the headings of housing, general construction, infrastructure, quality performance and GB and Republic of Ireland construction. All judging will take place during August and the winners will be unveiled at the Gala Evening at the Culloden Hotel on 18 October.


Commercial Construction Award

  • Hugh J O’Boyle – The Halodome at Glagorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena
  • Gilbert-Ash – AC Hotel by Marriott, Donegall Quay, Belfast
  • JH Turkington & Sons – DAERA Headquarters, Ballykelly
  • O’Hare & McGovern – Concentrix Belfast
  • Heron Bros – ALMAC, Building 15, Craigavon

Fit-Out Award

  • Glasgiven Contracts – Better Gym, Hi-Park Centre, Belfast
  • Lowry Building & Civil Engineering – The Doyen, Belfast
  • McCue Crafted Fit – Harp Bar, Belfast
  • GRAHAM – Grant Thornton, Belfast

Restoration Award

  • Tracey Brothers – HMS Caroline Historic Building & Landscaping Works, Belfast
  • JPM Contracts – Sacred Heart Church, Omagh
  • Woodvale Construction Company – McArthur Hall, Methodist College, Belfast

Social/Community Construction Award

  • JPM Contracts – Lisburn New Community Centre
  • Woodvale Construction Company – Sportlann, Colaiste Feirste Irish Language School, Belfast
  • Hugh J O’Boyle – Mew Optic Relocation Project, Titanic Quarter, Belfast

GB & Republic of Ireland Construction Award

  • O’Hare & McGovern – Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh
  • McCue Crafted Fit – Lillie Square Clubhouse, London
  • Heron Bros – Faith Schools’ Joint Campus, East Renfrewshire
  • Farrans Construction – Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland


Private Housing Award

  • Lotus Homes – Hillcrest Village – Phase 1, Bessbrook
  • DB Building Contracts – Pirrie Lane, Belfast
  • Hugh J O’Boyle – The Front, Holywood
  • Antrim Construction Company – Millreagh, Dundonald

Social Housing Award

  • BW Homes & Construction – Laurel Hill, Coleraine
  • JH Turkington & Sons – Rosemount Mews, Greyabbey
  • EHA Group – Killaire Wood Lane, Old Belfast Road, Bangor
  • Hugh J O’Boyle – Rathgill, Bangor


Health Infrastructure Award

  • FORRME – Enniskillen Ambulance Station
  • Glasgiven Contracts – Cullingtree Meadows, Belfast
  • Lowry Building & Civil Engineering – Altnagelvin Hospital Theatres
  • JH Turkington & Sons – Orthopaedic Theatre, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast

Education Infrastructure Award

  • Ganson UK – St Bronagh’s Primary School, Rostrevor
  • Glasgiven Contracts – St Mary’s Prmary School, Banbridge
  • Heron Bros – Foyle College, Derry/Londonderry
  • Woodvale Construction Company – Colaiste Feirste Irish Language School, Belfast

Transport & Utilities Infrastructure Award

  • Adman Civil Projects – Ballylumford Power Station – Infrastructure Upgrade
  • GRAHAM – Galgorm Wastewater Pumping Station


Health & Safety Award

  • Colloide Engineering Systems
  • Dixons Contractors
  • Adman Civil Projects
  • BSG Civil Engineering

Training Award

  • Tracey Brothers
  • Henry Brothers
  • Farrans Construction
  • Woodvale Construction Company

Environmental Sustainability Award

  • David Jameson Roofing Services
  • Combined Facilities Management
  • Dixons Contractors
  • Adman Civil Project