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AJ exclusive: BCIA finalists announced

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Hawkins\Brown’s Corby Cube and Make’s Cube in Birmingham are among a number of high-profile projects to have been shortlisted for this year’s British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) despite missing out on the RIBA Awards

Other BCIA finalists which failed to win with RIBA include Pringle Richards Sharratt’s West Ham bus garage, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ One Hyde Park and Pollard Thomas Edwards’ Arundel Square in Islington, north London.

The shortlist is billed as the ‘most rigorously judged in the construction world’, and features RIBA Award winners including AHMM’s Angel Building (AJ 10.02.11) and Sandal Magna School, Wakefield, by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects (AJ 07.10.10).

Chosen from more than 120 entrants, the 47 finalists are divided into seven categories, from the Small Building Project prize for those under £3 million, to the Major Civil Engineering Project award for projects over £50 million.

The winners will be unveiled at a gala presentation dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 12 October.

Small Building Project - up to £3 million

Sports Canopy, The National Tennis Centre, Roehampton by GS-CA
Well Street Surgery, Hackney, London by Stock Woolstencroft
Acacia Centre, Merton, London by Curl La Tourelle
Theatre Royal, Bath by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Grahame-White Watchtower Building, RAF Hendon, London

Building Project - between £3 million-£50million

Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University by John McAslan & Partners
No.1 Smithery, Chatham by van Heyningen & Haward Architects
Anne Mews, King William Street Quarter, Barking, Essex by AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington
Sandal Magna Community Primary School, Wakefield by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
Woodland Trust Headquarters, Grantham by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Ravensbourne College, Greenwich, London by Foreign Office Architects
Bourne Hill Offices, Salisbury by Stanton Williams
Corby Cube, Northamptonshire by Hawkins/Brown
Arundel Square, Islington, London by Pollard Thomas Edwards
Wales Institute of Sustainable Education, Machynlleth, West Wales by Pat Borer and David Lea Architects
Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton, London by Zaha Hadid Architects
West Ham Bus Garage, London by Pringle Richards Sharratt

Sandal Magna Community Primary School, Wakefield by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

Source: Mak Hadden Photography

Sandal Magna Community Primary School, Wakefield by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

Major Building Project - more than £50 million sponsored by Arup

The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge by Stanton Williams
Project Allenby/Connaught, Tidworth, Wiltshire by Scott Brownrigg
Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres Transformation, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire by Bennetts Associates
BSkyB Harlequin 1, Hounslow, London by Arup Associates
One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, London by Populous
Angel Building, Islington, London by AHMM
Velodrome, Olympic Park, London by Hopkins
The Cube, Birmingham by MAKE

Small Civil Engineering Project - up to £3 million

LUL, Bridge D83A Replacement, Hammersmith, London
Cardiff WwTW Digestors
Redhayes Bridge, Exeter
Royal Terrace Gardens, Torquay by Mark Luck et al
Far Moor Bridge, Selside, North Yorkshire Moors

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

High Knocke to Dymchurch Sea Defences, Kent
Humber Coast Defence Package, Lincolnshire
Marylebone Station Roof Renewal, London
Rosyth CVF Infrastructure Upgrade, Scotland
Central Park Footbridge, Olympic Park, London by Henegham Peng

Major Civils Project - more than £50 million sponsored by Harsco

Anglian Water AMP4 biosolids programme, Great Billing, Northamptonshire
Spen Valley WwTW Strategy, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
A421 Improvements M1 Junction 13 to Bedford
Broadland Flood Alleviation Project, Norwich, Norfolk
Church Village Bypass, Rhondda Cynon, South Wales

International Project

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, USA by Rick Mather
Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Dubai by Zaha Hadid Architects
Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin by Santiago Calatrava
Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Kazakhstan by Foster + Partners
Khalifa Port Marine Structures and Reclamation, Abu Dhabi
Aviva Stadium, Dublin by Populous

The judging panel for the 2011 Awards is as follows:


Martin Baggs                          Chairman of the Judges; Chief Executive Officer, Thames Water
Peter Hansford                        Deputy Chairman; President, Institution of Civil Engineers
Simon Allford                          Partner, AHMM
Keith Bradley                          Feilden Clegg Bradley
Philip Dilley                            Group Chairman, Arup
Katrina Dowding                     Business Development Director, Skanska, and Chair, NAWIC
Hugh Ferguson                       Formerly Deputy Director General, Institution of Civil Engineers
Paul Finch OBE                      Chairman, Design Council CABE
Hanif Kara                               Partner, AKT
Alan Kay                                  Managing Director Environment, Costain
Michelle McDowell MBE          Chair, Civil & Structural Engineering, BDP
Rory Olcayto                           Features Editor, Architects’ Journal
Antony Oliver                           Editor, NCE
Graham Reid                          Regional MD – UK, Hyder
Philip Singleton                       Director, Facilitate Urban
David Tonkin                           UK MD, Atkins


John Ioannou                           Head of Commercial Delivery - Construction, OGC
Tony Mulcahy                         Construction Sector Unit, BIS


Alan Crane CBE                    3Cs Consultants
Bob McGowan                       Independent Consultant, former Chairman Scott Wilson
Hugh Ferguson                       Formerly Deputy Director General, Institution of Civil Engineers

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