Humber Construction Hub shortlisted for Constructing Excellence award

EN:Able Futures and M.B.Roche & Sons Lt are shortlisted for Civils Project of the Year award for their work on the Humber Construction Hub


EN:Able Futures CIC and M.B.Roche & Sons Ltd have been shortlisted in the Civils Project of the Year category for this years Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) Awards for the Humber Construction Hub in Bransholme, Hull.

Taking place online on Thursday 22nd October, the CEYH Awards recognises the very best construction collaborations and projects taking place in the region. The Civils Project of the Year category highlights local construction projects that have delivered outstanding results for all those involved.

EN:Able Futures vision for the Humber Construction Hub was to create a new community based training compound, with both indoor and outdoor classroom facilities, to train construction sector skills in a realistic work setting.

As a civils engineering company with strong Humber roots and a dedication to nurturing local construction talent, M.B.Roche & Sons Ltd fit the bill perfectly to deliver the ground works for the site.

Daniel Roche, Director of M.B. Roche & Sons, said: “Normally the biggest challenge we face from clients is primarily them seeking the cheapest cost at the expense of social value, but we believe this is a short term view for the sector. Our emphasis on social value is important to us, as it has demonstrated that we are able to win work from like-minded clients like EN:Able Futures who want to work with companies that are actively up-skilling the next generation and future workforce.”

Lee Parkinson, Chief Executive of Efficiency North, said: “Collaboration was at the heart of this development from inception to completion and continues to remain at the heart of the service we deliver there.  There has been a whole range of collaboration during the various build phases, and to solve some of the civil engineering challenges in the build. As a result, the Humber Construction Hub came in under budget and opened on time. 

“Since the build phase, collaboration has continued with a close working partnership between M.B. Roche & Sons Ltd and EN:Able Futures.  Moreover, collaboration flourishes through the training provided, with local contractors providing work experience and employment to trainees from the Hub, and the local social landlords, Riverside who manage the Bransholme estate, using the Hub as a community space and supporting its residents into the construction sector.”

The Humber Construction Hub was mabe possible through collaborative work with Humber LEP, CITB, Excel Modular Buildings Ltd, Hull City-Wide Partnership and Hull City Council. 

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