Gleeds awarded Constructing Excellence Project of the Year

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, on which local property and construction consultancy Gleeds acted as cost and project manager, has been named Project of the Year 2016 at the Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) awards.

Held at the Celtic Manor Resort, the awards bring together professionals from every corner of the construction industry to celebrate best practice across Wales. The Project of the Year accolade recognises the success of the £68 million hospital which was opened eight weeks ahead of schedule, completed under budget and exceeded required quality standards.

Almost 90% of the labour force for the scheme was provided by Welsh companies and it is expected that the considerable savings made during construction will be reinvested into purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment. Other members of the project team included; Interserve, Boyes Rees, Hoare Lea, Opus and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Gleeds director for Wales, Simon Williams, said: “I am delighted that the team’s hard work has been recognised with this award. As the first and only dedicated children’s hospital in Wales, Noah’s Ark is expected to admit around 23,000 inpatients and 50,000 outpatients every year and we are very proud to be involved in a project that will have a momentous impact on the local community.”

In addition to its involvement with the project, Gleeds also raised £4,000 for the hospital last year when 45 fundraisers from the business cycled almost 50 miles from their offices in Cardiff to Bristol.