The SPACES Annual Awards Ceremony 2016 which also incorporates the 14th Civic Building of the Year Awards was held on Friday 4th November 2016 at the Manchester Victoria and Albert Hall.
These are the only awards in the industry that are solely dedicated to rewarding excellence and innovation in construction projects delivered within the Public Sector. This year we widened the awards to reflect and recognise the multi-disciplinary nature of both SPACES as a society, but also the collaborative nature in which public sector projects are being delivered to their communities. The submissions received begin to show the breadth of schemes that are delivered each year with the aid of public funding and SPACES plan to build on this recognition in the coming years.
This year we had 17 Short Listed projects and individuals chosen from around 60 which have been published in the newly designed SPACES Yearbook 2016.
Our awards are not purely about design. They recognise the importance of team play in delivering a project that aims to achieve the ‘golden triangle’ in terms of meeting the brief, delivering on time and to the set budget. Given the ever strained economic climate we are working within and the scrutiny of public funding, achieving value for money continues to be a key objective. This challenge encourages innovative solutions to be created to enable the client’s brief to be met in the best way possible.
You can view a copy of our yearbook with all of the award winners and those that were shortlisted and nominated.