Celebrating Construction Awards 2015

EOS Facades are delighted to announce that they have been selected as finalists of not one, but three East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.  EOS have been shortlisted for the following categories – ‘Innovation Award’, ‘Value Award’ and ‘BIM Project of the Year’ for their contribution to ‘The Barn, University of Nottingham.’

The Barn was created in response to the University of Nottingham’s 2008 masterplan for the 100-acre Sutton Bonington campus – to establish a new amenities building which would unite the previously separate student and staff facilities so that are accessible under one roof, improving the user’s experience.

EOS Facades were appointed as the steel framing systems (SFS) supplier for the project – this included a comprehensive design package and the manufacture and supply SFS.

Throughout the project, EOS Facades took every step possible to innovate and add real value. They significantly reduced programme times through offsite manufacturing, ensured the block was value-engineered from blockwork to steel framing systems and ensured the frame was weather-tight to allow for follow on trades to move onto site faster. EOS worked with the project delivery team throughout the process to ensure The Barn was delivered to the highest standard.

Steve Thompson, Managing Director of EOS Facades commented on the announcement: “This has been a fantastic boost for the team, we are very proud of the part EOS Facades played in this development and it would be great to win such an accolade”.

When asked to comment on the project, Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham said: “As our award-winning campuses continue to grow and develop, it is essential that we incorporate new buildings that fit comfortably in our landscapes and reflect the needs of our students. The Barn is an outstanding new addition to our Sutton Bonington Campus. It complements and enriches the look and feel of Sutton Bonington, whilst providing our students with a superb facility which they will be able to enjoy for years to come.”

The inaugural East Midlands Awards will be taking place at the Nottingham Belfry on the 19th June 2015 where the industry will come together to celebrate the best of the East Midlands region. To view the shortlist, visit: www.east.celebratingconstructionawards.org/finalists

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