LJMU wins major construction industry award



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LJMU has won a major award from the regional construction industry.

We were named Client of the Year at the 15th annual North West Regional Construction Awards.

It is in recognition of how effectively we have collaborated with consultants, contractors and the supply chain over the last 12 months to deliver our major estate development projects, such as Copperas Hill and the Tithebarn Building.

Director of Estate Development, Mark Askem, and project leads from our Estate and Facilities Management service collected the award at Friday’s event at the Titanic Hotel.

More than 400 guests, representing 120 leading organisations in the industry, attended the event which was held in partnership with Constructing Excellence in the North West.

Professor Phil Vickerman, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Strategic Initiatives), said: “This fantastic accolade is recognition of the positive and professional approach we take with every capital project we undertake at LJMU.

“We take our responsibilities as a client very seriously and our collaborative, supportive approach to working with our partners reflects the way we do things at LJMU.

“I know what a brilliant job our Estates and Facilities Management team does and I’m extremely proud to know that it is also recognised by the companies we work with and the judging panel for these awards. My sincere thanks and congratulations go to every member of our staff who has played their part in this well-deserved success.”

LJMU’s nomination was supported by a number of partners with whom we have worked on our estate developments.

Richard Potts, Area Director of Morgan Sindall, main contractor for Copperas Hill, said: “At a time when the economy has taken an unprecedented hit as a result of the pandemic, LJMU demonstrated great leadership as a client.

“Their support allowed us to deliver Copperas Hill in line with their requirements whilst maintaining a safe environment for everyone involved. LJMU supported our commitment to driving social value to all involved, which has resulted in a skills and learning legacy that will benefit the city for many years to come.”

Danny Di Stefano, Director of JD Engineering said: “Working direct for LJMU is always a pleasure as they are always organised, no matter who our point of contact is. They are always available to request information from and always make things easy for us as a supplier to make sure our projects run smoothly and are completed on time.

“LJMU are a credit to the industry, fair and efficient in placing contracts and purchase orders and in making payments to their supply chain in a timely manner.”



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