We are delighted to announce that we have been crowned the winner in the Project Management category at the 2015 British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards, for our role on the £250 million Center Parcs Woburn Forest scheme.
Celebrating its’ 28th year, the BCI Awards are considered the ultimate recognition of the construction industry’s achievements. On the night, judges praised Edmond Shipway’s ‘well considered plan for delivery’ and our ‘use of prototyping of structures and BIM which helped to make sure everything on site was built right first time’. They surmised that ‘a clearly delighted customer is perhaps the best evidence of the exemplary project management. In this case the client saw its project delivered on time and on budget with a spectacular end product’.
Acting as lead project manager as well as cost consultant and FF&E (furniture, fixes and equipment) procurement consultant for the Woburn Forest resort, we played a key role in the successful delivery of this flagship scheme that has become the UK’s largest commercial leisure development outside of London.
Located on a 365 acre site just off the M1 in Bedfordshire, the finished project comprises a total of 625 woodland lodges and a £35 million water park as well as a 75 bedroom hotel, spa facilities and an 800 delegate conferencing centre. The programme also involved the construction of numerous restaurants and retail outlets, plus the provision of a sports hall, a four acre lake and extensive infrastructure works to make the woodland site accessible.
Commenting on the award, David Stevenson, our Managing Director said:
“I am absolutely delighted that the hard work of my team has been recognised with such a prestigious accolade. In Edmond Shipway’s capacity as project manager for Woburn Forest we delivered a truly fantastic facility and the comments we received from the judges were exceptional. I am very proud to dedicate this award to all those who made such an outstanding contribution to a remarkable project.”