Project of the Year (up to £10m): Winner

Sir Robert McAlpine – The Foundry, Newcastle

In another fiercely contested category, Sir Robert McAlpine’s work on new student accommodation in Newcastle came out on top.Project of the Year
The project, known as The Foundry, was an £8.3m job in Newcastle city centre for client Trust Estates, creating 207 student beds in a mixture of four to eight-bedroom flats as well as studios.
What set this project apart, however, was Sir Robert McAlpine’s willingness to take a different approach – all with the client in mind.
That approach was to use modular construction, with each modular section provided by Hull-based specialist Premier Modular and craned into place on site.
MD of Premier Modular, Eugenio de Sa had the following to say: “The Construction News Award is a very prestigious award and a great advert for our company. Something that we are very proud of!”

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