07 October 2020

Midas Group projects shortlisted for top construction awards

With awards season firmly under way, albeit in a very different form to previous years, Midas Group has been really pleased to see the company and so many of its projects recognised in shortlists across several major industry awards programmes.

As an industry-leading business, awards are important external and industry-peer recognition of the success of our commitment to customer service, performance and forming long-term client relationships.

Shortlists were announced recently for the 2020 Michelmores Property Awards and this followed on from the list of finalists announced for the Constructing Excellence South West Awards 2020 – both of which see Midas well represented.

Michelmores Property Awards

Kresen Kernow, the iconic new archive centre for Cornwall, has been shortlisted for three awards at this year’s Michelmores Property Awards. The landmark building was completed by Midas last year and brings together the world’s largest collections of manuscripts, books and documents related to Cornwall. It has been shortlisted for the Project of the Year (over £5 million), alongside Heritage Project of the Year and Building of the Year.

South Devon College’s stunning new Hi Tech & Digital Centre has also been shortlisted for the Building of the Year Award as well as for Education Project of the Year.

Constructing Excellence South West (CESW) Awards

The state-of-the-art facility, constructed by Midas, which provides further education and training support for the hi-tech, manufacturing, digital and creative sectors, also saw success at the Constructing Excellence South West Awards, with the centre shortlisted in both the prestigious Building of the Year Category and the Value Award.

And Midas’ transformation of the historic Branwells Mill, in the centre of Penzance, into a 61-bedroom Premier Inn hotel for the town, has been shortlisted by CESW in the Conservation & Rejuvenation category.

Mi-space, part of the Midas Group, has been recognised for the Devonport Towers Internal Sprinkler Works & External Fire Protection Measures project, on behalf of customer Plymouth Community Homes. The project has been shortlisted in two categories – Building of the Year and Health, Safety and Wellbeing

The company has also been shortlisted for the Integration & Collaborative Working Award, for the refurbishment of Bath-based Bradford Park flats as part of an estate generation programme by housing association and house builder Curo.

Both awards have been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the winners of the Michelmores Property Awards due to be announced in a virtual event next month, while the Constructing Excellence South West winners are expected to be announced at a rescheduled event in 2021.

RICS Social Impact Awards

On the national stage Skol Nansledan, which was built by Midas Construction for the Duchy of Cornwall, will be competing for top honours in the virtual Grand Final of the RICS Social Impact Awards on November 25. The new primary school for Nansledan, the Duchy’s extension to the coastal town of Newquay, joins 11 other category winners from across the UK, having won the Education Category in the inaugural RICS Social Impact Awards South West.

Many congratulations to the projects shortlisted and to everyone involved. 

Considerate Constructors Awards 2020

Five Midas Group sites have been honoured in the Considerate Constructors Scheme 2020 National Site Awards.

All of Midas’ projects are signed up to the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which is a hugely important initiative within the sector.

Mount Wise Towers in Plymouth has been recognised with a Gold award, while both the Linac Unit project at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and John Darling Mall in Hampshire received a Silver award. Harwoods Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Brighton and Watermore Primary School in South Gloucestershire have been honoured with a Bronze award.

Read more about Midas’ success at the Considerate Constructors Awards at: https://www.midasgroup.co.uk/news/?id=3047

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