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Winners in the National CDM and Student Designer Awards… revealed!

A record number of entries to our 10th annual CDM and student designer awards, held in London in October, highlighted the increasing need to focus on ensuring the safety and health of workers in the construction sector.  Over 170 construction health and safety professionals met at Gibson Hall to celebrate excellence in design and construction health and safety risk management.  While the night was certainly a party, it was also cause for reflection, as the recent Grenfell tragedy has brought health and safety to the forefront as never before.

The APS National CDM and Student Designer Awards celebrate inspirational good practice in the construction health and safety sector and are a benchmark of excellence, aimed at highlighting how good design and health and safety practices can help reduce deaths, injury and ill-health, both physical and mental, so that construction workers can return home happily and healthily to their families each day.   In light of the Grenfell tragedy, the awards are a timely way to promote better design across the whole construction sector.

BBC News presenter Samantha Simmonds was a fantastic compere for the evening and presented each category winner with their esteemed prize.  The winners were as follows:

National CDM Awards:

Principal Designer of the Year

Winner: Arcadis

Shortlisted entries:

  • Callsafe Services Ltd

  • One Design Architectural Services Ltd

  • The Wilkins Safety Group

Health and Safety Innovation 

Winner: Skinners Design – The Rix Shoring System

Highly Commended: Faithful + Gould – Health and Safety Services Team

Shortlisted entries:

  • Anglian Water Services – Pre-Construction Information System

  • London City Island - Ballymore/Hurks​

Project of the Year

Winner: BMK Regeneration, Arcus Consulting LLP

Highly Commended: Holmsgarth North Development - Arch Henderson LLP

Shortlisted entries:

  • Science Technology Engineering and Maths new atrium & refurbishment - Mason Clark Associates Ltd

  • St Albans New Museum and Gallery, Willmott Dixon Construction

Consultancy of the Year

Winner: Waterman Infrastructure and Environment – Health, Safety and wellbeing team

Highly Commended: Ateb Consult

Shortlisted entries:

  • The Wilkins Safety Group

The Health and Safety Award

Winner: Being Greener @ Melin Homes

Shortlisted entries:

  • RPS Consulting Engineers Ltd

BIM Project Award

Winner - Meadows Regeneration, Arcus Consulting LLP 


Student Designer Awards


Justine Jukubkaite and Rahella Khan-Fitzgerald - The Mackintosh School of Architecture

Hutting in Scotland 

2nd Prize

Damion Allport - Birmingham School of Architecture

Morecambe Town Hall Proposal

3rd Prize 

Andrew Caws - Kent School of Architecture 

Faversham Housing Scheme 

4th Prize (2x winners)

Marc LLado Hillis - University of Strathclyde

Aaron Folkes - Birmingham School of Architecture 


Feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive

“It was nice to meet you. As I said on the evening well done! It was an excellent event and one we were very proud to be associated with.”
Craig Bell - Bell Safety, Event Sponsor

“What a fantastic organisation/ day /evening/ event, well done!”
Ulrike Enslein University of Strathclyde

“Thank you once again for the invite...I had a brilliant time and the close up magic was amazing and the singing waiters were so funny! It was great to see such a range of people and backgrounds at the event and we hope to see you next year....and hopefully with some exciting student designs to wow you!” Heather Bibbings - Coventry University

“Congratulations to you all on a fantastic event, both at the Houses of Parliament and the evening dinner! I will be applying for student membership shortly, and associate membership upon completion of my studies.
Once more, congratulations on a thoroughly enjoyable day.”
Aaron Folkes - Student Winner

“We Really enjoyed both events and already thinking about what could be next year’s submission?”
 Mark Acey - Mason Clark Associates

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Meet the judges

Our awards are a marker of excellence in the industry.  We don't just shortlist any entry, it will have to meet strict judging criteria from our esteemed panel of judges. 


Meet our headline sponsors

Hear from Richard Wilks, former APS President and part of the Bell Group. 

Gallery: 2017 House of Commons afternoon reception

A taster from the event.  A full image gallery should be expected by Friday 27th October. 

Gallery: APS National CDM awards 2017

A taster from the event.  A full image gallery should be expected by Friday 27th October.

Full post - awards press release