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22nd April 2021

Perega Scores a Hat-trick of Award Nominations

We’re pleased to announce that three projects, where Perega was the lead engineering partner, have been shortlisted for the 2021 Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards.

This hat-trick of prestigious nominations includes Blossom Court at St. Ann’s Hospital, London; CABI’s Headquarters in Wallingford, Oxfordshire; and an HVAC Refurbishment at Working Men’s College (WMC) Camden, London.

The Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards is a hotly contested scheme, recognising the very best in construction across London and the South East, celebrating what the region has to offer.

All three shortlisted projects provide a perfect snapshot of our team’s considerable creativity, ingenuity and unrivalled expertise. They also highlight their ability to collaborate effectively with other stakeholders, at every level of the construction journey, to achieve success.

Further, the range of projects chosen by the judges showcases the wide variety of work, of all sizes and budgets, we undertake across multiple sectors.

Offering a bitesize glimpse into the shortlisted work, Blossom Court, St. Ann’s Hospital has been acknowledged in the ‘Building Project of the Year (over £10 million)’ category.

For this brand new mental health residential facility, Perega delivered a range of structural and civil engineering services. Primarily, our role involved developing the design for the two-storey mental health ward, essential drainage and attenuation systems across Blossom Court’s extensive and complex site. Additionally, the team assisted in adapting existing roads to suit the new building layout and to accommodate future renovations and site expansion. The project was entered into the awards by Medical Architecture.

Nominated for the ‘Building Project of the Year (under £10 million)’ category, CABI’s (Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International) new headquarters, completed in autumn 2020, saw our engineers provide full civil, structural and glass engineering services and consultancy.

 

A particular highlight was our involvement in the creation of the building’s massive living roof, where we helped design an innovative and robust steel structure to support the weight of the soil and turf. This project was submitted for the awards by Ridge & Partners LLP.

Finally, our work on the HVAC refurbishment for adult education institution WMC Camden, shortlisted in the ‘Sustainability’ category, gave us an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to eco-friendly engineering practices and understanding of green building methods.

A Grade II listed Edwardian brickwork building, our engineers were commissioned to help introduce new heating pipeworks and ventilation to WMC Camden’s nine split level floors. This included the introduction of grilles on the main elevation, co-ordination of new ventilation, and assessment and strengthening of the roof and floors for new penetrations and plant.

Due to the age of the building, various previous extensions and alterations, and a strong sustainability brief, we carried out substantial exploratory work to determine appropriate construction methods.  Particular attention had to be given to heritage features and the façade, to ensure they were protected as structural changes were made. This project was entered into the awards by Brinson Staniland Partnership.

Commenting on the projects nominated for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2021, Managing Director Fraser Robb says, “We’re delighted this trio of exceptional projects have been shortlisted for this highly regarded awards programme. I would like to thank Medical Architecture, Ridge and Partners LLP and Brinson Staniland Partnership for putting them forward for consideration.

“These nominations are a welcome confirmation of our team’s high level of skill that was contributed to the wider team, and the expertise they gave to help our clients overcome their engineering challenges. We will be keeping our fingers tightly crossed and hope that all three shortlisted projects triumph when the winners are announced in July.”