APM awards "Project of the Year" to Turner & Townsend team in Manchester
The Association of Project Management (APM) has given Turner & Townsend the prestigious award "Project of the Year: Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure 2017" for our work with Spire Manchester Hospital.
Celebrating project management excellence for over 20 years, the APM Awards ceremony was held on 20 November, at Old Billingsgate London. The APM awards recognise the very best the profession has to offer – from aspiring young project managers to experienced project professionals managing complex projects and programmes both in the UK and overseas.
The Spire Manchester Hospital project provides a huge step change in healthcare in the Manchester region – it doubles the size of Spire’s existing capacity in the area and provides cutting edge technology via an enhanced diagnostics suite, an endoscopy suite and critical care unit. As well as a class-leading hybrid operating theatre which allows patients to be scanned in real time during complex surgery. The challenge from the client was to deliver the scheme and have patients coming through the door in under two years from purchase of the site.
David Williams, managing director, project management commented: "I am personally delighted we have won this prestigious award, which brings recognition from our peers in the industry and forms part of our wider healthcare industry programme. This is an award for the team at Turner & Townsend, but also the client, contractor and design team – something we can all be proud of.
Despite the complexity of the scheme, and the many challenges faced, we delivered through careful planning and solid application of good project management techniques, fostering a collaborative environment within the project team and what we achieved goes to show what creating the right environment can do.
Turner & Townsend were also shortlisted for "Project Management Consultancy of the Year", for the role we played in the delivery of The Dinwoodie Assessment and Simulation Hub (DASH), a state of the art department based at Wansbeck General Hospital that was transformed from a ward into a flexible, realistic teaching environment.
We were shortlisted as well for "Programme of the Year", for the NHS Property Services' Lease Regularisation Programme; where we provided integrated programme management and technology solutions, helping the client to secure £107m through leases and a real-time change control environment for occupancy management of the national portfolio of 3,000+ properties.