Caledonian Trio of Shortlists in Construction News Awards



Completing Sir Frederick Gibberd College during lockdown, landing a stream of major new offsite project wins and investment in digital construction have all secured Caledonian three shortlisted places in Construction News Specialist Awards.
 
The judging team shortlisted Caledonian in the Offsite Specialist of the Year, Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m) and Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (subcontract over £5m) categories.
 
Judges at Construction News Specialist Awards recognised how, over the last five years, Caledonian has grown into one of the largest off-site manufacturing construction businesses in the UK with places on a number of key government frameworks and a secured order pipeline currently over £250m.
 
It was for work at the £29m Sir Frederick Gibberd College (SFGC) that Caledonian was shortlisted in the Offsite Specialist of the Year Award. As the first-place contractor on the Department for Education (DfE) component schools’ framework, Caledonian was awarded the 1700 place 8FE school and 500 place sixth form in Harlow, Essex, in 2020. 
 
SFGC is the largest volumetric modular free school ever built by the DfE and the first full secondary school to be delivered full turnkey. Work by Caledonian involved full demolition of the existing school.
 
The building was over 90% complete in Caledonian’s factory prior to delivery, which adhered to schedule even through Coronavirus lockdowns. The project was completed on time and in budget earlier this year.
 
Caledonian has supported its impressive growth over the last few years by investing in being a digital-first business. This enables it to deliver value and quality to customers through the use of technology such as BIM, digital twin, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). These facilitate streamlining and acceleration of customer projects as well as automation of design, production, and operational processes.
 
Paul Lang, Chief Executive Officer of Caledonian, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in three categories in this year’s Construction News Specialist Awards. Being shortlisted in all three is a testament to the strength of our team, investment in digital construction and track record of successful project delivery.
 
Paul added: “We have ambitious plans for the future as we look to bring the benefits of our digitally-lead modular and offsite construction techniques to wider sectors of the market.”
 
The finals of the Construction News Specialist Awards will be held on Tuesday 19 October 2021 at The Brewery in London.
 
To view to full list of shortlisted companies, visit: https://bit.ly/3ktwsvo

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