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Premier Modular shortlisted for two categories in the 2017 Construction News Awards

posted: 21st Mar 2017

CN 2017 Awards Finalist

The two categories Premier Modular have been shortlisted for are:

  • Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover under £100m); and
  • Project of the Year (value under £10m) for their work at New Islington Free School

A new school was required as part of the regeneration of the New Islington area in Manchester.  Premier, as preferred supply chain partners, worked closely with main contractors Conlon Construction and with their architectural partners Vaughan Architector to design, manufacture and install the visually stunning new school building, incorporating a feature entrance, over-sailing roof, picture windows, a double height light well and a modern external cladding finish.  Have a look at our case study to find out more about the project.  

David Harris, Divisional Director at Premier Modular, commented that "these shortlistings are a further recognition of the continued product and service excellence that the Premier business is known for.  It is a pleasure to see the continued growth of the Company recognised in this manner".

Before the awards, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 60-strong jury, made up of the most influential clients and experts in hte UK.

This year the judging line-up includes tens of the country’s top clients, including:

  • Louise Ellison, head of sustainability, Hammerson
  • Mike Grice, construction director, Battersea Power Station Development
  • Tony Mars, head of design, construction and delivery, Sainsbury’s
  • Flan McNamara, construction director, Sellar Property Group
  • Simon Newton, head of engineering (projects), London Underground
  • Linda Shillaw, divisional chief executive, property, Manchester Airport

The Construction News Awards are celebrating 21 years of recognising the very best contractors in the UK.

CN editor, Tom Fitzpatrick, said "This year’s Construction News Awards shortlist showcases the best that UK construction has to offer, both for the economy and for communities across the UK and internationally.

"In uncertain economic times ahead of Brexit, construction businesses are getting on with keeping the UK moving.  They are building the infrastructure, homes and workplaces this county desperately needs and we’re proud to recognise those companies striving to create an ever more productive, diverse and talented industry."

the winners will be announced on 13th July 2017 at a glamorous ceremony at the Grosvernor House Hotel, London, where over 1,400 of the industry’s elite will join together for a night of entertainment, celebration and networking.

The full list of finalists and more information can be found at: