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VolkerWessels UK shortlisted for five categories in this year’s Construction News Awards

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VolkerWessels UK has been shortlisted in five categories for the Construction News Awards 2014.
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Shortlisted entries include:

  • Employer of the Year - VolkerWessels UK
  • Project of the Year (over 50m) - Manchester Metrolink Phase 3, VolkerRail (MPT)
  • Project of the Year (10m - 50m) - Gatwick Airport Main Runway, VolkerFitzpatrick
  • Project of the Year (10m - 50m) - 17 - 23 Bentinck Street, VolkerFitzpatrick
  • Company Innovation of the Year - Scour Protection Installation Frame, VolkerStevin
  • Specialist Contractor of the Year - VolkerLaser

Alan Robertson, chief executive at VolkerWessels UK, said: "We are delighted by the results of our recent entries into these prestigious awards and are gearing up to present to the judges as part of the second round of the judging process.

"In 2013 our organisation delivered high quality and innovative projects, as well as continued to provide a safe, supportive and motivational environment for our people, in which they are valued and given opportunities to develop. These awards celebrate the best in UK construction and we are proud to be shortlisted."

Employer of the Year

As a group, VolkerWessels UK has been shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category, which recognises companies who can prove their excellence as an employer. Judges will be looking not just for the detail of policy, but evidence of senior management buy-in and demonstrable results.

Project of the Year (over 50m)

VolkerRail, as part of the consortium MPT, has been shortlisted in the Project of the Year (over 50m) category for the Manchester Metrolink Phase 3 project. This category shortlist showcases construction teams that deserve recognition for high standards of work, client satisfaction, health and safety and adherence to budget, whilst celebrating the best of UK construction.

The MPT consortium involves VolkerRail and Laing O'Rourke being responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the civil engineering and track and Thales being responsible for the tram operating systems. The Manchester Metrolink project is the largest light rail scheme in the UK.

Project of the Year (10m – 50m)

Two VolkerFitzpatrick projects, 17 - 23 Bentinck Street and Gatwick Airport Main Runway Rehabilitation have been shortlisted for Project of the Year (10m - 50m). This category shortlist also showcases construction teams who deserve recognition for the high standard of work, adherence to budget and client satisfaction in a healthy and safe working environment, whilst celebrating the best of UK construction.

Company Innovation of the Year

VolkerStevin has been shortlisted in the Company Innovation of the Year category for the Scour Protection Installation Frame, an innovative solution that was provided on the Tay Road Bridge project. This category showcases companies that have shown excellence in the way they have used innovation to improve performance and service to clients.

Specialist Contractor of the Year

VolkerLaser has been shortlisted in the Specialist Contractor of the Year category, which looks at the overall performance of a specialist contractor. Judges will be looking for evidence of business success and development, high quality examples of work, as well as evidence that the company is high performing, innovative and fosters strong relationships with clients and suppliers.

The winners will be announced at the Construction News Awards on Thursday 17th July at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
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