WMCCE Project of the Year


McPhillips are delighted to have received the top award of 'Project of the Year' at Celebrating Construction 2012 presented by the West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence along with Birmingham City Council and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).  McPhillips’ redevelopment of Dogs Trust Shrewsbury beat a number of other high profile West Midlands projects to take top prize, said an award spokesman at the event attended by over 800 construction industry professionals.  McPhillips also won the Integration and Collaborative Working category receiving both awards at the ICC in Birmingham on 6th July 2012.

Hailed as a world beating construction project, the eco friendly £5.25m Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre near Shrewsbury was built last year by the Telford firm putting McPhillips and Dogs Trust at the forefront of sustainable building.  The cutting edge project was designed to save energy and reduce running costs and has achieved the world leading sustainability assessment rating of BREEAM Outstanding which includes the highest post-construction score ever awarded by the Building Research Establishment. Dogs Trust Shrewsbury is the only ‘Bespoke’ building in the world to achieve an Outstanding rating and joins only six other buildings worldwide to have achieved Outstanding across all BREEAM categories.  “This bespoke building has secured the exceptional recognition of being a BREEAM Outstanding building,” read the citation from Celebrating Construction 2012.

The project team worked closely with the West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence (WMCCE) when the project was given demonstration project status as it exemplifies best practice in sustainability, collaboration and integration and McPhillips’ Joint Managing Director Peter McPhillips said that the innovative methods used to create such a truly world beating project would be of interest across the industry.  “We'd like to thank the judges for commending McPhillips' role as principal contractor. It has been a brilliant project to work on and puts McPhillips and Dogs Trust at the forefront of sustainable building projects.  We'd like to thank Dogs Trust for enabling McPhillips to be part of the success story”. 
McPhillips was also praised for its teamwork which benefitted the project including its excellent procurement practices, project management, integrated logistics, and overall collaboration leading to the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
The team responsible for the redevelopment included Shrewsbury designers Napier and Co, who developed a “highly innovative and efficient” project which can be used as a blueprint for similar UK schemes, said the judges.  McPhillips has already completed a similar £7.4m Rehoming Centre in Loughborough which opened in June 2012.
Pictured from left: Marcus Wilkins (Aedas), Noel Street (PCPT Architects and Birmingham Best Practice Club), Carl Ayling (McPhillips), Peter Napier (Napier and Company), Paul Gibbons (McPhillips), Mark Kiddie (McPhillips)