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2016 Offsite Awards winners

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More than 200 leaders and innovators gathered to celebrate offsite construction at the 2016 Offsite Awards.

The awards took place on the 18 October at the NEC, Birmingham and were presented on the main stage at UK Construction Week.

Showcasing innovation, celebrating best practice and recognising overall expertise in offsite construction, the awards featured a shortlist of exceptional landmark projects, influential people and material and manufacturing excellence in the dynamic arena that is offsite construction.

With over 160 exemplary entries packed full of pioneering projects, innovative products and inspirational people - this year's Offsite Award judges had an onerous job of shortlisting entries.

Awards host, and head of the judging panel, Darren Richards of Cogent Consulting said of the night:
"I have been overwhelmed with the breadth and quality of entries received in the second year of the awards. It is great to see the sector growing so rapidly and to witness so many boundaries being surpassed by these inspiring and innovation projects. The depth of expertise across all categories was impressive and the exceptional number of entries is proof of how offsite construction is not just for one off niche developments. The entries clearly demonstrate the upturn in the industry and the Offsite Construction Awards are now regarded as a highlight of the annual construction events calendar."

The Offsite Awards celebrated outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines that increasingly strive to develop a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment.

The prestigious ‘Winner of Winners' Award, which is awarded for the highest scoring entry across all categories, was presented to B & K Structures and Engenuiti for their project at the University of Essex. The Essex Business School is an innovative educational facility which, through the use of timber and offsite manufacture, significantly contributed to it becoming the UK's first zero-carbon business school and achieving its aim of a BREEAM Excellent rating. The project was described by one of the industry expert judges as - ‘stunning architecture which has resulted in the building being delivered using optimal structural timber solutions. Well done to the whole project team for delivering such an outstanding building.'

The list of winners from the night boasts some of the industry's leading innovators:

Best Use of Concrete

Company: Atkins

Project: The Priority School Building Programme (PSBP)

Best Use of Steel

Company: EOS Facades

Project: The Sir David Attenborough Building

Best Use of Steel

Company: Fusion Building Systems

Project: Light Gauge Steel Building System

Best Use of Timber

Company: Cygnum Timber Frame

Project: The Enterprise Centre at the University Of East Anglia

Best Hybrid Construction Project

Company: B & K Structures & Engenuiti

Project: University of Essex

Best Use of Volumetric Technology

Company: Vision Modular Systems

Project: Chapter Living Lewisham

Housing Project of the Year

Company: Urban Splash

Project: HoUSe

Commercial/Retail Project of the Year

Company: Arup

Project: Pinewood Studios

Public Sector Project of the Year

Company: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Project: Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Product Innovation Award?

Company: Willmott Dixon & Scape Group

Product: Sunesis

Offsite Professional of the Year?

Company: HTA Design LLP

Best Use MEP Prefabrication?

Company: SES Engineering Services

Project: 5&6 Wellington Place

Winner of Winners ?

Companies: B&K Structures & Engenuiti?

Project: University of Essex

There has already been a large amount of attention focused on next year's awards, which will be returning in October next year.

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