Date 17 Oct 2018
Galliford Try’s education team enjoyed a hattrick of success at the Education Estates Awards on Tuesday evening, winning Contractor of the Year, Project of the Year and the Innovation in Delivering Value award.
Project of the Year went to Harris Invictus Academy, which was built for the Harris Federation chain on the site of a former hospital in Croydon. The project was notable for its collaboration with the design team at Scott Brownrigg and client to achieve complex and stringent planning conditions. Accommodating 1,150 pupils, the £21m school opened in September 2017.
The Ditton Park Academy in Slough, which earned the Innovation in Delivering Value award, was delivered using Galliford Try’s award-winning Optimum Schools ‘kit-of-parts approach’. The design principles, which were developed again with architects Scott Brownrigg, allowed the team to deliver an exceptional high—quality school for a demanding budget on a restricted site.
Alongside these two winners, Galliford Try’s Eden Girl’s School project, also in Slough was a nominated finalist in the Refurbishment of the Year category.
Claire Jackson, Education Director for Galliford Try, commented: “We are naturally delighted to have been recognised at what is a key awards event for our sector. The past 12 months have been extremely successful across Galliford Try and Morrison Construction in the education field and I want to thank all the teams involved in our school building and higher education projects that have contributed to this achievement.”