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AJ exclusive: BCIA 2012 finalists revealed

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A pop-up opera house, a refrigerated film store and a museum dedicated to the Titanic have all been shortlisted for this year’s British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA)

In total 38 UK and six international projects were chosen from more than 100 entries into the prestigious industry ‘Oscars’ which celebrates their 25th anniversary this year.

Run in collaboration with AJ’s sister magazine NCE, the awards are billed as the ‘most rigorously judged in the construction world’.

Among the judges are the AJ’s editorial director Paul Finch and deputy editor Rory Olcayto

The winners will be announced at the Dinner at the Grosvenor House on Wednesday 10 October.

Small Building Project - up to £3 million

  • Maggie’s, Nottingham – CZWG
  • Barcombe Village Hall, East Sussex – Satellite Architects
  • Simon Smith Building, Brighton College – Allies & Morrison
  • Performing Arts Studios, University of Winchester – Design Engine Architects
  • Garsington Opera Pavilion, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire – Snell Associates


    Garsington Opera Pavilion, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire – Snell Associates

    Source: Richard Davies

    Garsington Opera Pavilion, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire – Snell Associates

Building Project - between £3 million and £50million

Major Building Project - more than £50 million

  • Central St Martins King’s Cross campus, University of the Arts London – Stanton Williams 
  • UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, London – Hopkins 
  • Cannon Place, London – Foggo Associates 
  • Quadrant 3, Air 1 offices, London – Dixon Jones 
  • King’s Cross redevelopment, London – John McAslan + Partners 
  • Titanic Belfast – Todd Architects in association with Civic Arts

Small Civil Engineering Project - up to £3 million

  • Navvies bridge replacement, Workington, Cumbria – Capita Symonds 
  • Reading West Curve bridge replacement, Berkshire – Ramboll 
  • Romney ‘A’ Weir, urgent works, Windsor, Berkshire – Atkins 
  • Alcester flood alleviation scheme, Warwickshire – Grontmij 
  • Jarrold bridge, Norwich – Ramboll 
  • Taunton Third Way bridge, Somerset – Moxon with Flint & Neil

Civil Engineering Project - between £3million and £50million

  • White Cart Water flood prevention scheme, Glasgow – Halcrow 
  • Peace bridge, Londonderry – McAdam Design in association with Wilkinson Eyre 
  • Brighton goods bridge no.6, Battersea, London – Mott MacDonald 
  • Heathrow Terminal 2B foundations and basement – Mott MacDonald 
  • Paddington station span 4 renewal, London – WSP with Oxford Architects
  • Bradford City Park, West Yorkshire – Arup in association with Gillespies 
  • Stratford Town Centre Link, London – Buro Happold in association with Knight Architects 

    Stratford Town Centre Link, London – Buro Happold in association with Knight Architects

    Source: James Brittain

    Stratford Town Centre Link, London – Buro Happold in association with Knight Architects

Major Civils Project - more than £50 million

  • A3 Hindhead improvement scheme, Surrey – Mott MacDonald 
  • Blackfriars station and Bridge Redevelopment, London – Jacobs
  • M53 Bidston Moss Viaduct strengthening, Wallasey, Cheshire – Amey
  • New Tyne crossing, Newcastle – High-Point Rendel
  • Blackwall Tunnel Northbound refurbishment, London – Mott MacDonald in association with VVB Engineering Services

International projects

  • La Tour CMA CGM, Marseille, France – Zaha Hadid Architects 
  • The Iron Market, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti – John McAslan + Partners 
  • West Gate Bridge strengthening, Victoria, Australia – Flint & Neil 
  • St Petersburg flood protection barrier, Russia – Halcrow 
  • Delhi Metro phase II, India – Mott MacDonald 
  • Villaggio II, Ghana – AHMM with AKT

    Villaggio II, Ghana – AHMM with AKT

    Source: Tim Soar

    Villaggio II, Ghana – AHMM with AKT

AJ Buildings Library

See images and drawings for a selection of last year’s BCIA Award winners in the AJ Buildings Library

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