The Offsite Awards 2019 celebrating the best in Offsite Construction

Showcasing innovation and the pioneers who are taking the industry to new heights, the Offsite Awards drew in record numbers this year with over 400 construction professionals gathering to celebrate the best in offsite technology. Hosted by Mark Durden-Smith, renowned for his quick wit and repartee, the event was held on 05 March at ExCeL in London.

Head of the judging panel, Darren Richards, Managing Director of leading offsite experts Cogent Consulting said:

“There was an excellent turn out this year – it is so rewarding when the industry comes together to celebrate the best of the best in offsite technology. Mark was a brilliant host – the consensus was that this was the best one yet!”

Construction professionals from a range of sectors and disciplines enjoyed the drinks reception at one of the most vibrant industry networking opportunities of the year.

Darren Richards added:

“I would like to thank everyone who entered. There were some brilliant projects submitted – my congratulations goes to everyone who made the final, and thanks to all those who came along and made the night such a tremendous success. With such a large number of entries packed full of pioneering projects, innovative products and inspirational people, this year’s independent panel of judges had an onerous job selecting the winners.”

The prestigious ‘Winner of Winners’ Award, which is given for the highest scoring entry across all categories, was presented to D&S Baucon for their role in the £140 million Macallan Whiskey Distillery visitor centre on the Easter Elchies estate.

D&S Baucon’s Installer of the Year Award for their role in the incredible timber roof celebrated the massive 207m long roof that consists of five domes with a projecting canopy, made up of 350,000 separate elements of timber, making it the most complex timber structure ever built in the UK. The intricate nature of the roof needed 20 installers and two cranes carrying out over 4,245 lifts to get the roof in place over a six-month period.

Philip Duffy, Managing Director from D&S Baucon said:

“The Macallan is a complex, ambitious project that during construction involved up to 400 people specialising in more than 20 different trades onsite – this gives an idea of the true scale of the project. It’s an honour to be recognised for what has been a once-in-a-lifetime project that we are immensely proud of.”

The event rewards and acknowledges outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines that increasingly strive to deliver a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment. With over 200 entries this year the Awards centred around 22 key categories that focused on unparalleled offsite projects, technology, architecture and engineering to name a few.

2019 Offsite Award Winners

Best Use of Concrete Technology:
Dandara Group
Dandara Build-to-Rent

Best Use of Timber Technology:
Blumer-Lehmann AG
Cambridge Mosque

Best Use of Steel Technology:
Godiva Place student accommodation, Coventry

Best Use of Volumetric Technology:
ilke Homes
Gateshead Innovation Village

Best Use of MEP & Pod Technology:
SES Engineering Services
GSK Aseptic Manufacturing Facility

Best Use of Hybrid Technology:
Mid Group
Robert Clack School

Housing Project of the Year:
Irwell Riverside

Commercial Project of the Year:
Peter Dann
Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Luton Airport

Education Project of the Year:
ISG & Premier Modular
Beaver Road Primary School, Manchester

Healthcare Project of the Year:
EOS Facades
Sarah Swift Building, University of Lincoln

Retail/Leisure Project of the Year:
FP McCann
Marriott Hotel, Manchester

Infrastructure Project of the Year:
Caledonian Modular
Accommodation project, Hinkley Point C

Client of the Year:
Barratt Homes

Architect of the Year:
HTA Design LLP
Various schemes

Engineer of the Year:
MJH Structural Engineers
Various Projects

Contractor of the Year:
Vision Modular Systems & Donban Contracting
Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth

Installer of the Year:
D&S Baucon
The Macallan Distillery

Project/Construction Manager of the Year:
Mid Group
Mike O’Dell

Offsite Pioneer of the Year:
Kier Construction

Product Innovation Award:
Innovaré Systems

BIM/Digital Construction Award:
Voestalpine Metsec
BIM Building Information Modelling

Health & Safety Award:
Structural Timber Association
STA Site Safe Policy

Winner of Winners:
D&S Baucon
The Macallan Distillery