13th August 2020

Finalists announced for the CMYA 2020

The shortlist for the CIOB Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2020 has been revealed and includes not one, but two of our Sir Robert McAlpine colleagues.

Congratulations to Project Managers Lee Wayper and Kevin Alden who have been shortlisted for the Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2020.

The Construction Manager of the Year Awards (CMYA), run by the CIOB every year since 1978, celebrates extraordinary individuals who go above and beyond to deliver buildings that make a positive impact on the lives of the people who use them.

Lee Wayper

Lee Wayper is a finalist in the Higher education category for his outstanding work on Newcastle Universities Frederick Douglass Centre (FDC).

The FDC is a new build providing conference facilities, lecture theatres, offices for co-located staff and teaching rooms; it has been designed to complement and be compatible with the Urban Sciences Building and the Newcastle Helix master plan.

Newcastle Civic Centre

Kevin Alden

Kevin Alden has been commended for his contribution to refurbishment works on the Grade II listed Civic Centre in Newcastle and has made the shortlist in the category for Public and Infrastructure.

We originally built the centre some 50 years ago and have been involved with the Phase 2 renovation over the last 3 years. Kevin has led the project team who have delivered the remodelling works including 3 of the 6 blocks which have been integrated with the original building. Working to a tight schedule, he ensured the works were delivered on time, at cost, achieving all sustainability targets.

These awards are the most rigorously judged in the industry and a unique barometer for management talent in our sector. To reach the final is a major achievement and a sure sign that the very highest level of professionalism is on show.

Caroline Gumble, Chief Executive, CIOB

The winners of each category will be announced at a glittering ceremony on 25 November 2020 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel. The overall Construction Manager of the Year winner is chosen from the category winners and is awarded the prestigious title and the trophy at the ceremony. We wish all finalists the very best of luck.

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