Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

BDP’s Alder Hey hospital wins PM’s Better Public Building Award

  • Comment

This year’s Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award has been scooped by BDP’s Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool 

The £167 million children’s hospital, which also landed an RIBA National Award in June, was recognised with the top honour at the British Construction Industry Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night (12 October).

It is the third time BDP has won the award for one of its projects. In 2003, Bournemouth Library won the prize, followed by the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton in 2008.

The award, which was launched in 2001, recognises publicly funded projects that have completed on time, on budget and bring change to the community.

Commenting on the winning project, Tim Broyd, ICE vice president and BCIA judge, said: ‘This is public building at its very best. The innovative, groundbreaking project involved the true integration of engineering and architecture, relying on a huge amount of collaboration between the partners involved.’

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Ben Gummer, added: ‘Alder Hey is a great example of how to transform public services in an innovative and cost-effective way.’

Other architectural projects that picked up accolades at the construction industry Oscars included Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’s Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool, Reiach & Hall and Michael Laird Architects’ City of Glasgow College and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre by Ian Ritchie Architects.

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital by BDP

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital by BDP

The full list of winners

Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award

Alder Hey Children’s Health Park by BDP

Building of the Year Award (up to £10 million)

Royal Court Theatre by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Building of the Year Award (£10-50 million)

City of Glasgow College by Reiach & Hall and Michael Laird Architects

Major Building of the Year Award (over £50 million)

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neura; Circuits and Behaviour at UCL by Ian Ritchie Architects

International Project of the Year Award

IMEC Fab3, Belgium by Stephan Beele Associates

Low Carbon Construction Award

Hebburn Central by FaulknerBrowns Architects

Natural and Cultural Heritage Award

Gloucester Services by Glenn Howells Architects

Judges’ Special Award

Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho Diocese by John McAslan + Partners

Civil Engineering Project of the Year Award (up to £10 million)

Weat Rhyl Coastal Defence Phase 3

Civil Engineering Project of the Year Award (£10-50 million)

Baker Street to Bond Street Tunnel Remediation

Civil Engineering Project of the Year Award (over £50 million)

Thames Water Lee Tunnel

Health Safety and Well Being Award

Baker Street to Bond Street Tunnel Remediation

Community Engagement Award

South Devon Highway

Application of Technology Award

Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture for use of guidance for asphalt pavers on the A1(M) Leeming to Barton widening

Product and Design Innovation Award

IG Masonry Support Systems for its Brick Slip Masonry Support Systems

Best Practice Initiative Award

Supply Chain Sustainability School

Temporary Works (Building) Award

Paddington Station Spans 1-3 roof refurbishment

Temporary Works Award (Civil Engineering)

New Paddington Crossrail Station

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.