NPS has been recognised across a number of categories at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) Awards 2019.

The awards provide a platform to showcase the industry leaders who are disrupting existing delivery models and changing the way the region builds for the better.

Our team in Barnsley were shortlisted for three awards:

  • Integration and collaborative working, NPS Barnsley and Barnsley Council JV; the JV partnership was established in 2011 and staff in NPS Barnsley work as an extension to the council team. There are high levels of mutual trust and respect and NPS supports the council to achieve its priorities of ‘A thriving Barnsley economy’, ‘People achieving their potential’ and ‘Strong, resilient communities’. NPS Barnsley is a trusted partner, able to adapt to meet the ever changing needs of the council while remaining resilient and successful in the open market.
  • Value, NPS Barnsley; NPS Barnsley provides jobs directly and through a strong local supply chain in a much-deprived area of the country. Social value is embedded in the work they do, through raising money for chosen charities or carrying out pro-bono work. The team is dedicated to developing the architects and engineers of the future and support apprentices, work placement students and interns, as well as people looking to return to work after a career break.
  • Preservation and rejuvenation, Cannon Hall Pet Crematorium; the philosophy behind the renovation works was to give the existing, dilapidated potting shed a new lease of life. As the area was listed, the team worked with a conservation officer to overcome challenges and retain and reuse existing features and materials wherever possible. The facility has provided a new income stream and revenue is forecast to increase over the next 12 months.

Our Leeds office has also been shortlisted for two awards:

  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing, NPS Leeds; NPS Leeds has launched a programme of mental health first aid training to better equip staff to spot the signs of stress, and to provide improved support for colleagues in need of help.
  • Building Project of the Year, St George House; this renovation project helped Leeds City Council achieve Net Present Value savings of £27m by reducing office needs from 14 to five, introduce agile working and improve accessibility for users. The NPS team provided full interior architectural design, space planning, project management, M&E design, structural design, IT infrastructure design, CDMC, quantity surveying, quality management and planning consultancy.

The judges will be looking for the submissions they feel best represent excellence in construction, making reference to the new CEYH mission statement; “Positively disrupting the industry delivery processes to transform performance.” Winners will be announced at a Gala Awards dinner on 11 July 2019.