Awards 2018 – Winners

The SPACES Annual Awards Ceremony 2018 which also incorporates the 16th Civic Building of the Year Awards, sponsored by Thorlux Lighting, was held on Thursday 11th October at the Hilton City Centre Cambridge.

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 the awards continued to widen 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, along with the contribution of key project members. The submissions received begin to show the breadth of schemes that are delivered each year with the aid of public funding and SPACES will build on this further in the coming years.

The 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.

The results are

Civic Building of the Year sponsored by Thorlux Lighting

  • Winner – Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Client Fife Cultural Trust, Application Fife Council

Collaboration sponsored by Saint Gobain Ecophon & Innovaré Systems Limited

  • Winner – Kensington Aldridge Academy, Client Education & Skills Funding Agency, Application by Mace


  • Winner – The Arium, Client Leeds City Council, Application by NPS Group
  • Runner up – Portsmouth Hard Interchange, Client Portsmouth City Council, Application by Faithful+Gould
  • Highly Commended – Temple Green Park & Ride, Client Leeds City Council, Application by NPS Group
  • Highly Commended – Live Works, Client Live Theatre, Application Flanagan Lawrence
  • Highly Commended – The Lighthouse, Poole, Client Lighthouse, Application by Design Engine
  • Highly Commended – Revitalise Peckham Rye & Common Project, Client London Borough of Southwark, Application Faithful+Gould

Education sponsored by Willmott Dixon

  • Winner – Cathedral Primary School, Client/Application Education & Skills Funding Agency,
  • Highly Commended – East London Arts and Music (ELAM), Client/Application Education & Skills Funding Agency,
  • Commended Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School, Client Suffolk County Council, Application Concertus Design and Property Consultants.


  • Winner – Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, Client Fife Cultural Trust, Application Fife Council
  • Highly Commended – Kilmardinny House, Client East Dunbartonshire Council, Application Clark Contracts Ltd


  • Winner – AK Connect BMS System Prototype, Bere Regis Primary School, Client/Application Dorset County Council
  • Runner up – The NEDO project, Client Wigan Council, Application NPS Group

Site Manager

  • Winner – Declan Doherty, Employer Farrans (ELAM Project)
  • Runner up – Trevor Anderson, Employer Kier Construction (Cathedral Primary School Project)

Small Building

  • Winner – Kirkmichael, Black Isle, Client The Kirkmichael Trust, Application McGregor Bowes
  • Runner up – Finishing Tower Adaptations, Client/Application North Lanarkshire Council


  • Winner – Sensor City, Client University of Liverpool, Application IBI Group
  • Commended – Advanced Engineering Centre, Bridgwater College, Client Bridgewater College, Application by Atkins Ltd
  • Commended – Future Skills Centre, Client/Application Hampshire County Council

Young Visionary

Thank you to all those that entered and congratulations to those shortlisted and winners. A copy of the yearbook can be downloaded here.

During the evening there was a raffle in support of the President’s Charity which is Cancer Research UK. We are pleased to announce that £910 was raised.

Photos from the evening can be downloaded here.

Information on previous awards can be found here. Information on next year’s Yearbook and Awards can be found here.