The company’s Kentish Town Health Centre project was one of two to win the Building Project £3 million to £50 million category. This pioneering £10.6 million health centre in Camden, which was designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, offers integrated healthcare facilities for the local community, as well as a staff library, training centre and conference rooms.
The second award went to the Temporary Crossing of the River Derwent at Workington, which won the Small Civil Engineering Project up to £3 million category. This 67-metre span, 350-tonne bridge re-connected the two sides of Workington after the original bridge was washed away during the November 2009 floods.
John Homer, Morgan Sindall regional managing director, said: “We are delighted to have won these awards for two fantastic projects which highlight our combined strengths and skills as a leading force in construction. Kentish Town Health Centre is a shining example of what people should expect in community health facilities and we are delighted to have played a part in creating such an inspiring space.”
The Kentish Town Health Centre was completed through the NHS LIFT initiative with Camden & Islington Community Solutions (CICS). The centre opened in January 2009. The scheme was carried out by Morgan Sindall on behalf of CICS – a public private partnership between Camden PCT and Islington PCT, Community Health Partnerships and Community Solutions Investment Partners Limited.
Jag Paddam, managing director for infrastructure, added: “Winning these two awards illustrates Morgan Sindall’s wide-ranging capabilities and expertise. The Temporary Crossing of the River Derwent at Workington was a vital part of the town’s regeneration following the floods and we were delighted to be able to successfully deliver the project in just 72 days.”
Photo 1: Mike Cookson, managing director of Thomas Tellford Training, presents the award for the Temporary Crossing of the River Derwent at Workingtonto Jag Paddam, Morgan Sindall managing director for infrastructure.
Photo 2: Catherine Slessor, editor of Architectural Review (centre), presents the award for the Kentish Town Health Centre project to (from left) Roy Macgregor, James Wigg Practice and Design Champion for Kentish Town Health Centre, Ana Sa, architect with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris,John Homer, Morgan Sindall regional managing director and Paul Monaghan, partner at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Photo 3: Kentish Town Health Centre in Camden.
Photo 4: TheTemporary Crossing of the River Derwent, Workington.
Morgan Sindall is a UK construction, infrastructure and design business with a national network of local offices. We employ over 4,800 people who work for private and public sector customers on projects from £50,000 to over £500 million. Our activities range from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where we are able to provide specialist tunnelling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services. We operate across the commercial, defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, retail, waste, water and transport sectors. With revenues in excess of £1.5 billion, Morgan Sindall is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group operating through four divisions of fit out, construction and infrastructure, affordable housing and urban regeneration, and an investment unit.
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris was founded over nineteen years ago by partners Simon Allford, Jonathan Hall, Paul Monaghan and Peter Morris, who had studied together at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. The practice now has a team of over 140 members. The practice works across a wide variety of sectors in London and throughout the UK and is increasingly looking internationally with projects in the Netherlands, Ghana and the USA.
The practice has twice been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2008 for Westminster Academy and 2009 for Kentish Town Health Centre. For further information about Allford Hall Monaghan Morris please contact Lucy Swift at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris T: +44 (0)20 7251 5261