Kier, a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, is delighted to confirm that two of its project managers, Andrew Miles and Matt Gavin, have won gold in this year’s Construction Manager of the Year Awards.
Recognised for their outstanding achievements to project delivery within the education and healthcare sectors, Caroline Gumble, chief executive of the CIOB and architect and television presenter, George Clarke presented the accolades to Andrew and Matt during a virtual ceremony that was live streamed for all to see on Wednesday, 25 November.
Andrew and Matt are both project managers within Kier’s Regional Building Western & Wales business. The judges were impressed by Andrew’s work at Croesyceiliog School in Cwmbran, where he delivered the c.£30m project ahead of schedule, on budget and exceeded the quality standards required. The main building is now complete and the lasting legacy for the local community is clear, with 89 jobs created, 800 training weeks and 107 work placement weeks provided as well as the site team engaging with pupils and staff of the school for 2,570 hours.
The healthcare scheme that secured the top award for Matt was the MRI building at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, with the judges commenting on his ‘flexibility and insight’ as well as remarking that his stakeholder liaison was ‘extraordinary’. Matt and his team delivered the new healthcare building for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and it now provides a critical service to the Cardiff community.
Anthony Irving, managing director for Kier Regional Building Western & Wales, states: “I am delighted that Andrew and Matt’s skill, dedication and passion have been recognised in this year’s prestigious Construction Manager of the Year Awards.
“The way in which Andrew and Matt have delivered these two projects is outstanding and they truly embody our values at Kier, by having a clear focus and working collaboratively with our clients and supply chain partners to deliver first-class facilities for local communities.”
Kier has a longstanding track record of delivering first-class education and healthcare projects, within south Wales specifically the team is currently delivering seven schools as part of the Welsh Government’s 21st century schools programme and it also working on a number of hospital buildings, including HMT Sancta Maria which will be completed by the end of this year.
Robert Palmer from Kier Regional Building London was also shortlisted within the healthcare category.