Faithful+Gould Celebrate Multi-award Winning Successes at Yorkshire & Humber Constructing Excellence

Jaime-Louise O'Donnell
Faithful+Gould celebrated the success of two of their showcase projects, Leeds Kirkgate Market and Doncaster National College for High Speed Rail, receiving three awards as well as recognition for their Client of the Year submission for University of Sheffield at this year's regional Constructing Excellence Awards.

The first win of the night came for the £12m refurbishment of the Grade I Listed Leeds Kirkgate Market, which covers approximately 14,000m2 and is understood to be the largest indoor market in Europe. A core element of the project brief was to improve the look and feel throughout the market, upgrade existing services and to create a new central events space and flexible daily market. Having already scooped the regional Chartered Institute of Building's Project of the Year (>£5m) award, this project now enjoys two more titles from Constructing Excellence having been awarded the win for both categories it was shortlisted for, Project of the Year >£10m and the Preservation and Rejuvenation category.

"Alternative phasing advice was put forward by our team which was invaluable and ensured a smoother delivery process on site..."

Sophie Barrow, Faithful+Gould Senior Quantity Surveyor

Senior Quantity Surveyor and Faithful+Gould's lead for this project, Sophie Barrow commented "With approximately 250 tenants and many relocations involved in the alteration works, the project was extremely complex and our team had to get very involved in project scope options, working closely with the markets team to deliver the best solutions available whilst considering health and safety during the works. Alternative phasing advice was put forward by our team which was invaluable and ensured a smoother delivery process on site and financial savings for the council, who were therefore able to reinvest surplus funds into other improvements in the market."

A second Faithful+Gould project successfully securing the accolade of BIM Project of the Year was the Doncaster National College of High Speed Rail. This flagship project comprises 76,000 sq ft of teaching and workshop space, specialist rail equipment and a 150m of external track and catenary. Designed to train thousands of engineers to meet HS2’s future needs, as well as those in the wider rail sector, this £25m project will provide a real workplace environment to prepare students for work on high-speed rail infrastructure.

In addition to these project wins, Faithful+Gould's Client of the Year submission for the University of Sheffield, put together by Senior Quantity Surveyor Dan Rushworth, was recognised "for their contributions and proactive leadership to instilling betterment within the industry through sharing of good practice" and received a Highly Commended status. Driven by experienced and highly motivated individuals, the University is leading the way in the delivery of highly successful, award winning projects, processes and excellence. Staying true to its core values despite uncertain external conditions the University are embracing change, promoting collaborative working, fair trade and supporting its community and contributing to the evolvement of the industry for the greater good.

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