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Another year of great success for the Offsite Awards - Winners Announced!

More than 200 leaders and innovators gathered to celebrate offsite construction at the 2016 Offsite Awards. The awards took place on the 18 October at the NEC, Birmingham and were presented on the main stage at UK Construction Week.

Showcasing innovation, celebrating best practice and recognising overall expertise in offsite construction, the awards featured a shortlist of exceptional landmark projects, influential people and material and manufacturing excellence in the dynamic arena that is offsite construction.

With over 160 exemplary entries packed full of pioneering projects, innovative products and inspirational people - this year's Offsite Award judges had an onerous job of shortlisting entries.

Awards host, and head of the judging panel, Darren Richards of Cogent Consulting said of the night:

"I have been overwhelmed with the breadth and quality of entries received in the second year of the awards. It is great to see the sector growing so rapidly and to witness so many boundaries being surpassed by these inspiring and innovation projects. The depth of expertise across all categories was impressive and the exceptional number of entries is proof of how offsite construction is not just for one off niche developments. The entries clearly demonstrate the upturn in the industry and the Offsite Construction Awards are now regarded as a highlight of the annual construction events calendar."

The Offsite Awards celebrated outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines that increasingly strive to develop a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment.

The prestigious ‘Winner of Winners' Award, which is awarded for the highest scoring entry across all categories, was presented to B & K Structures and Engenuiti for their project at the University of Essex. The Essex Business School is an innovative educational facility which, through the use of timber and offsite manufacture, significantly contributed to it becoming the UK's first zero-carbon business school and achieving its aim of a BREEAM Excellent rating. The project was described by one of the industry expert judges as - ‘stunning architecture which has resulted in the building being delivered using optimal structural timber solutions. Well done to the whole project team for delivering such an outstanding building.'

The list of winners from the night boasts some of the industry's leading innovators:

Best Use of Concrete
Company: Atkins
Project: The Priority School Building Programme (PSBP)

Best Use of Steel
Company: EOS Facades
Project: The Sir David Attenborough Building

Best Use of Steel
Company: Fusion Building Systems
Project: Light Gauge Steel Building System

Best Use of Timber
Company: Cygnum Timber Frame
Project: The Enterprise Centre at the University Of East Anglia 

Best Hybrid Construction Project
Company: B & K Structures & Engenuiti
Project: University of Essex

Best Use of Volumetric Technology
Company: Vision Modular Systems
Project: Chapter Living Lewisham

Housing Project of the Year
Company: Urban Splash
Project: HoUSe

Commercial/Retail Project of the Year
Company: Arup
Project: Pinewood Studios

Public Sector Project of the Year
Company: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Project: Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Product Innovation Award
Company: Willmott Dixon & Scape Group
Product: Sunesis

Offsite Professional of the Year
Company: HTA Design LLP

Best Use MEP Prefabrication
Company: SES Engineering Services
Project: 5&6 Wellington Place

Winner of Winners
Companies: B&K Structures & Engenuiti
Project: University of Essex

There has already been a large amount of attention focused on next year's awards, which will be returning in October next year. For more information, visit: www.offsiteawards.co.uk