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Two projects shortlisted for BBC ‘People’s Choice Building of the Decade Award’

Date: 20th April 2018

Two projects shortlisted for BBC ‘People’s Choice Building of the Decade Award’

We are very excited to see that two projects our Douglas Office were involved in have been shortlisted for BBC North West Tonight’s ‘People’s Choice Building of the Decade Award’!

The eco-friendly and REEAM Excellent Thie Slieau Whallian in St John’s, the head office of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture and Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading, incorporates 1800m² of open plan office accommodation on two floor levels and was completed in 2010, while Seascape is a residential property located on Pinfold Hill in Laxey.

Both projects will feature on BBC 1 North West Tonight this evening (Friday 20th April). Voting in this category opens tonight at 6.30pm and closes on Saturday 21 April (12:00pm) – votes can be made here.

The winner will then proceed to the grand final of People’s Choice – Building of the Decade. Well done to all involved in both projects and fingers crossed!

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Shortlisted for Business of the Year at Echo Business Awards

Date: 20th April 2018

Shortlisted for Business of the Year at Echo Business Awards

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Business of the Year at this year’s Echo Regional Business Awards!

Curtins was founded in Liverpool almost 60 years ago and since then we have worked, and continue to work on a number of large local projects, including the Albert Dock, Paddington Village, Pall Mall, Liverpool Waters, and Wirral Waters.

To be named as a finalist at these awards, which set out to honour and reward those go-ahead companies making a real impact across the Liverpool City Region, is fantastic and we look forward to the award ceremony in June!

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Curtins shortlisted for brand new category at NW Property Awards 2018

Date: 12th April 2018

Curtins shortlisted for brand new category at NW Property Awards 2018

We are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for Engineering and Project Management Consultancy of the Year at Insider’s North West Property Awards 2018!

We look now look forward to attending the awards ceremony at Manchester Central next month. Fingers crossed!

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Shortlisted in 3 categories at C&E Awards 2018

Date: 10th April 2018

Shortlisted in 3 categories at C&E Awards 2018

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been shortlisted in not one, not two, but three categories at this year’s Construction & Engineering Awards!!

We have been shortlisted for:

  • Best UK Business Performance – Midsize Firm (251 to 1000 staff)
  • Learning & Development of the Year Award
  • Technology Champion of the Year Award

The award ceremony is due to take place at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London on 6th June… Fingers crossed!!

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Ruth Gorse Academy Careers Fair

Date: 23rd March 2018

Ruth Gorse Academy Careers Fair

On Friday 9 March, engineers Niamh McCloskey and Jordan Walker from our Leeds Office attended a Careers Fair at Ruth Gorse Academy, Leeds as part of the National Careers Week (NCW), and in keeping with our continued support for the Year of Engineering and STEM learning.

Our engineers were on hand to offer advice about their day to day roles and what the nest routes into engineering are. Niamh also partook in an interview to discuss why NCW is so important to her. Overall the day was a success and we hope we reached many young aspiring engineers at the academy!

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BBC School Reporter’s Day

Date: 23rd March 2018

BBC School Reporter’s Day

Last week, two of our Manchester based Engineers took part in the BBC School Reporter’s day at Middlewich High School, as part of our continued support for the Year of Engineering and STEM learning.

Our engineers were interviewed by pupils at the school about their roles, watch the interviews here:

Terry McCormick

Steve Millar

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Curtins’ engineers inspire students at careers convention

Date: 21st March 2018

Curtins’ engineers inspire students at careers convention

Earlier this week, in keeping with our ongoing commitment to the Year of Engineering, a few of our engineers from Curtins’ Manchester office attended a Career Convention at local high school, St Bede’s College.

The evening consisted of individuals with varying professions, from fashion retailers to police, presenting to students (aged 12-17) and their parents on what their day to day roles involve.

Not many of the students at the convention, or their parents, were familiar with Civil Engineering or what it entails, and so this was a fantastic opportunity for our engineers to showcase the work we do here at Curtins, as well as give an insight into the industry as a whole. Our engineers were also on-hand throughout the evening to offer advice to students on the different routes to a career in engineering and to answer questions such as what GCSE subjects are best to take? Is a degree the only option?

To the latter, the answer is no, there are many other ways to become an engineer. At Curtins we offer a number of alternatives to a degree including apprenticeships, work placements and internships – more information for which can be found here.

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Manchester STEM team support Stretford High science week

Date: 15th March 2018

Manchester STEM team support Stretford High science week

As part of Curtins’ school engagement campaign, in which all fourteen of our offices have partnered up with local schools around the UK, and our continued support for the Year of Engineering, our Manchester Office have been making weekly visits to Stretford High in order to educate and encourage young people to consider engineering as a career choice.

Our STEM ambassadors in Manchester have devised a brief which illustrates to students at Stretford the different engineering disciplines and how they interact with one another, through a mixture of hands on activities and insightful presentations.

So far the students have been introduced to the both the geological and the business side of engineering and over the upcoming weeks they will learn about structures and sustainability, before eventually building a structure of their own.

This week saw a number of our Manchester staff attend ‘Science Week’ at the school, where students were encouraged to explore the various materials used in engineering.

Read more about Curtins’ commitment to the Year of Engineering here.

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Curtins supports the Year of Engineering

Date: 15th March 2018

Curtins supports the Year of Engineering

The Government has recognised 2018 as being The Year of Engineering and is working with industry leaders to promote Engineering as a career choice. This has invigorated our existing commitment to encourage and inspire young people into this profession.

This ethos has always been a significant part of the way we do things here at Curtins – as Bill our founder once said: “Youngsters can run this company. All they need is a guiding hand, to be encouraged, enthused, and then to be given their heads.”

We believe that challenging the stereotypes that surround what a ‘typical engineer’ looks like and the pathway to becoming one will help to open it up as a desirable career of choice. We are supporting this government initiative by focussing our efforts on educating parents, teachers, as well as young people to how exciting and diverse a career in engineering can be. We want to inspire the next generation to become engineers and together help shape the world around us.

This year will see us collaborate closely with schools across the country to enlighten and instigate change. We will be regularly updating our social media outlets with our progress and for more information on the Year of Engineering visit: https://www.yearofengineering.gov.uk/about

To kick start the conversation, watch this video of our CEO Rob Melling talking about the Year of Engineering.

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Multiple projects shortlisted at Construction News Awards 2018

Date: 14th March 2018

Multiple projects shortlisted at Construction News Awards 2018

We are very excited to announce that four projects we have worked on have been shortlisted at this year’s Construction News Awards

  • Both Sensor City, Liverpool, and the STEMLab at Loughborough Univeristy have been shortlisted for Project of the Year (under £15m)
  • Piazza Learning Centre, a project we worked on with Interserve and Race Cottam Associates for the University of York, has been shortlisted for Project of the Year (£15-30m)
  • While the Vita Student Accommodation project, York, has been shortlisted for Project of the Year (Over £30m)…

Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone!