Awards and big wins
2nd October 2018
ITC’s biggest project to date
We are delighted to announce that last month ITC won its biggest tender to date and will be acting as the contractor at Maplewood in Chineham Park, Basingstoke on a project worth £9 million.
The full CAT A refurbishment of this commercial office space will begin next Monday on the 22 October and is scheduled for completion in May next year. Project Manager Nick Hoy will lead the team whose work will include demolishing the chamber building, installing new walkways and staircases and relocating the existing front entrance to create a new glazed full-height entrance feature and new reception and atrium area.
Sustainability and environmental responsibility is integral to our projects and Maplewood will be completed to BREEAM standards.
This is an absolutely fantastic result and we can’t wait to get started! As we wait to break ground, take a look at our previous commercial project success.
July saw ITC as a whole win Constructing Excellence’s SME of the Year for London and the South East, but our individual projects have also been gaining industry recognition. Although it’s client satisfaction which is our top priority for any project, this often translates into sector shortlists and awards. As we wait for November and the National Constructing Excellence awards, we thought we’d round up our latest project prize news.
Education First, Hove
We’re delighted to announce that our halls of residence project in Hove for Education First was shortlisted in the Building Conservation category of the RICS Awards 2018, South East. The RICS Awards recognise the most innovative projects in the region and their impact on local communities and it was an honour to be shortlisted.
This was a challenging project: a complete refurbishment and upgrade of a 6 storey, Grade II listed building, with additional mezzanine levels, including facade and external works upgrades.
Leake Street Arches
Our Leake Street Arches project has gained a lot of public interest but also industry renown. This project involved the conversion and refurbishment of eight railway arches beneath Waterloo Station, creating retail spaces for food and beverage tenants, and collaboration with local graffiti artists to preserve the authenticity and character of the area.
London Infrastructure Awards
In September, the Leake Street Arches took home the Placemaking Award at the first ever London Infrastructure Awards, which presented only five prizes. The Placemaking Award was created to recognise projects which had integrated infrastructure with London’s wider urban fabric, and other shortlisted projects included InLinkUK from BT, for their free public WiFi and phone calls, and Weston Williamson and Partners, for their Barking Town Centre Vision.
New London Architecture Awards
Earlier in the year, the Leake Street Arches also gained recognition at the New London Architecture Awards, where the Mayor of London gave the keynote speech. Over 150 projects were shortlisted across 15 categories, so it was fantastic that the project was Highly Commended in the Public Spaces category.