Grangegorman Shortlisted in Irish Construction Excellence Awards

Techrete’s Precast Concrete Facade Shortlisted in the Specialist Contract Category of the ICE Awards, Dublin

Techrete were delighted to receive the news that Grangegorman Central Quad has been shortlisted in the Irish Construction Excellence Awards. The project is up for multiple awards for main contractor John Sisk / FCC Joint Venture in what is sure to be an exciting evening at the Dublin Convention Centre on May 14th 2022.

Duncan House Wins at Concrete Society Awards

Duncan House Wins ‘Highly Commended’ at the Concrete Society Awards

Techrete were thrilled with the news that Duncan House won ‘Highly Commended’ at this years Concrete Society Awards. The judges were impressed with Techrete’s quality and consistency of finish over almost 1,500 precast concrete panels which were manufactured off-site for Watkin Jones, saving considerable programme time and cost.

Duncan House is one of 6 recent and current Techrete projects at Stratford.

i9 Wolverhampton Wins Brick Award

i9 Wolverhampton Wins a Prestigious Brick Award 2021 in the Commercial Category

Techrete are proud to have designed, manufactured and installed the precast, brick-facing facade for this award winning project. 239 panels veneered with red IBstock bricks were manufactured off-site at Techrete’s facility in North Lincolnshire for Graham Construction.

Considered the most prestigious brick awards in the UK, the judges award the very best in craftsmanship and brick detailing.

Glenn Howells who designed the project said ‘We’re delighted and proud that i9 has gained this recognition from the Brick Awards. i9’s crafted red brick facade defines its identity and we wanted the strong vertical expression of brickwork piers to create a striking yet complementary addition to the family of buildings at this important intersection in the city.’

RIBA Stirling for Kingston University Townhouse

Kingston University Townhouse has been names the UK’s ‘Best New Building’ Winning Architecture’s Top Award – Riba Stirling’

Architect Lord Foster, chair of this year’s prize jury, said Town House “seamlessly brings together student and town communities, creating a progressive new model for higher education, well deserving of international acclaim and attention”.

He said it was a “highly original work of architecture” where “quiet reading, loud performance, research and learning can delightfully coexist”.

“That is no mean feat,” he added. “Education must be our future – and this must be the future of education.”

Grafton Architects said they were “delighted” that their “spatial open matrix” had been selected, noting how they had always “imagined a place where students would feel at home”.

Techrete are proud to have played our part in the construction of the Townhouse, supplying 473 reconstructed stone columns and beams for the projects’ facade.

Techrete Win Presidents Award

Techrete Receives RoSPA Gold Presidents Award for Health & Safety Achievements for 10 Consecutive Years.

Techrete is celebrating after landing an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. Achieving the RoSPA Gold medal 10 consecutive years has earned Techrete the President’s Award this year.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Micheal Sanderson Group Health and Safety Manager said: “To win the RoSPA Gold Medal for 10 consecutive years is an outstanding achievement for Techrete and it is testament to the strong leadership of our Health and Safety Managers and co-operation by all employees both at our manufacturing facilities and on-site. We are so proud to have achieved the President’s Award this year.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.

“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be, should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. Our RoSPA Award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year. I would also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards

Penrose Dock Wins Double Award

Two Awards for Penrose Dock at the Building & Architecture Awards 2021

Penrose Dock won two awards at the Building and Architect of the Year awards 2021 – ‘Building of the Year’ in the Large Office category and ‘Overall Building of the Year 2021‘. Penrose Dock has also achieved the ‘Gold LEED’ standard for its environmental credentials. LEED is recognised as the benchmark for green building standards globally.

Martin O’Brien of JCD Group said ‘This award was only achieved by the dedication and attention to detail from a committed Design Team, Main Contractor and the many subcontractors that were involved in the project.’

Images Credit : JCD Group

Duncan House Wins ‘Tall Buildings’ Award

Duncan House Wins ‘Best Facade Engineering Project’ in the Tall Building Category

Techrete were delighted that our project Duncan House in Stratford won the ‘Best Tall Building Facade Engineering’ Award in December 2020 at the Tall Building Awards.

The submission was entered by Hodder + Partners and they said of the facade:

‘The building structure is reinforced concrete. The envelope is a robust framework of precast concrete with infill concrete panels, bronze anodized aluminum windows and vent panels set behind bronze anodized louvre blades.

The precast cladding panels were manufactured offsite by Techrete with glazing and vent panels pre-installed to minimize working at height.

The building facades are formed primarily from precast concrete by Techrete, insulated and fore-stopped with mineral fibre and lined internally with plasterboard.

The aesthetic qualities of the precast concrete are linked to its physical and technical characteristics – enhancing resistance to fire, air, water, wind and improving acoustics. It is a material that lends itself to modern methods of construction, but also has a timeless quality that references key buildings within the local heritage.’

Another Win for Kingston University Townhouse

Kingston University Townhouse Wins ‘Highly Commended at the 2020 Concrete Society Awards

Although sadly there was no party to attend this year, we were delighted that Kingston University Townhouse won one of the four ‘Highly Commended’ awards. The judges had this to say “an excellent example of extensive exposed internal and external precast concrete, complemented by polished concrete floors.”

Our work on Kingston University Townhouse is outlined here.

Kingston University Townhouse Wins Coveted Award

Kingston University Townhouse Wins Award at the Off-Site Construction Awards 2020

We are delighted that our project, Kingston University Townhouse has won the award for ‘Best Use of Hybrid Technology’ at the Off-Site Construction Awards. This is a superb win for our partners PCE, for Techrete and for everyone involved in this fantastic project.

Chris Billyeald, PCE Senior Project Manager said ‘This award has PCE’s name attached to it, but without the hard work, dedication and commitment of our supply chain partners, it would make it extremely difficult to achieve these results.

We’ll continue to push the boundries of what our industry can achieve together to ensure that the next award isn’t too far away’

Two Projects Shortlisted for Concrete Society Award 2020

Two Techrete projects have been shortlisted for an award at the 2020 Concrete Society Awards – Local Blackfriars in Manchester (nominated by Techrete and Jon Matthews Architects) and Townhouse, Kingston University in London (nominated by Grafton Architects).

We are proud of the outcome on the projects, which both demonstrate excellence in precast concrete and offsite construction – keeping our fingers crossed for a win on the night!

Techrete Win 9th Consecutive Rospa Gold

Techrete Receives RoSPA Gold Award for Health and Safety Achievements.

Techrete, with operations in Brigg, Leicester and Dublin, is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

Techrete has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its staff get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Keith Buckler, Group Health and Safety Manager, said: “We’re proud to win our 9th consecutive Rospa Gold Award, which is testament to the hard work and fundingmm that Techrete continually makes in ensuring the safety of its employees”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.

“RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management, safety delivered outside of the workplace, and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international organisation, new entry, workforce involvement, leisure organisation, and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Techrete Win Irish Building & Design Award

Techrete Win ‘Specialist Contractor of the Year 2020’

Techrete were thrilled to win this prestigious award in Dublin. Collecting their award in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel, Pre-Construction Manager Darren Brown said to host Marty Whelan ‘this is a superb achievement for Techrete, not only for winning Specialist Contractor of the Year, but also seeing multiple other Techrete projects take home various other awards on the night. It feels like we’ve won 3 awards tonight”.

Techrete Shortlisted for 3 Green Awards

Techrete Have Been Shortlisted in 3 Categories

Techrete are delighted to have been short-listed in no less than 3 categories in the Green Awards 2020. This means a lot to Techrete who have invested significantly in R&D and the sustainability of their products. The shortlisted categories are ‘Green Manufacturer of the Year’, ‘Green Construction Company of the Year’ and ‘Medium Sized Company of the Year’

8th Rospa Gold Medal for Techrete

Techrete Win 8th Consecutive Rospa Gold Medal

Techrete have been awarded their 8th consecutive Rospa Gold Medal for their Health & Safety standards. Continuous investment in the health, safety and well-being of Techrete employees is considered to be of paramount importance and this investment is demonstrated with this latest award.