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Date: 30th September 2016

Consultancy Firm of The Year, Insider Property Industry Awards 2016

It’s a call for celebration as we are thrilled to announce that we have received Insider Property Industry Awards Yorkshire 2016’s Consultancy Firm of the Year award.

The award was given to us not just based on our excellent examples of work throughout the region, but in our nurturing of graduates and apprentices. The judges recognised our focus on our people, proving that fee-earning is not the only priority, something which is demonstrated by coming 34th in the Sunday Times top 100 companies to work for in 2016.

We are overjoyed about receiving the awards, which we were up for against five other strong consultancies.

The Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2016 was held at the Royal Armouries Museum, New Dock Hall, Leeds and the event featured the presentation of 14 awards on a glittering night. Broadcaster Colin Murray was the compère, with almost 600 of the region’s top professionals gathered.

Read more about the awards here.

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Curtins Launches Graduate Prize with the AJ

Date: 25th May 2017

Curtins Launches Graduate Prize with the AJ

Today sees the launch of our AJ/Curtins Graduate Prize 2017, a fantastic opportunity to celebrate young talent in architecture. This is our third year of awarding the prize, which recognises graduates who have made a significant impact on an architecture practice’s business or is demonstrating good business sense on an independent project.

Encouraging and supporting young talent has always been at the forefront for Curtins – Our founder Bill Curtin hand-picked graduates from his college course to start the business with him believing: “Youngsters can run this company. All they need is a guiding hand, to be encouraged, enthused, and then to be given their heads.” Today our Curtins Academy helps graduates achieve their professional qualifications, with our first set of 16 graduates applying for their qualifications by the end of the year.

This ethos hasn’t been more evident than through Paul Menzies, who joined Curtins as a graduate in 1996 and is now an Executive Director of the business.
‘From my own experience every voice [at Curtins] is heard and you never feel like you are “just a graduate”.’

The call for entries is now open and runs until 1st September. The finalists will be announced at an event held by the Architect’s Journal in November.

please click here to enter

 

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Stockport Exchange wins Public/Private Partnership of the Year

Date: 17th May 2017

Stockport Exchange wins Public/Private Partnership of the Year

Congratulations to Muse Developments and Stockport Council who have been awarded ‘Public/Private Partnership of the Year’ for their work delivering the major regeneration scheme, Stockport Exchange, at this year’s Insider North West Property Awards.

Industry leaders gathered to celebrate North West’s achievements over the past 12 months, at the prestigious awards ceremony held at Manchester Central on 11 May 2017.

Curtins advised Muse on the Civils & Structures, Transport Planning and Infrastructure and are proud to be part of such an important project for Stockport.

For more information on the project please click here.

 

 

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Everton in the Community Hub Nominated for an LABC Award

Date: 16th May 2017

Everton in the Community Hub Nominated for an LABC Award

Everton for the Community Hub opening on Spellow Lane  near Goodison Park

Curtins are delighted to announce that one of our projects, The EITC Community Hub has been nominated for an LABC Building Excellence Award.

The EITC Community Hub – also known as ‘The People’s Hub’, is the home of Everton FC’s official charity, which creates an innovative ‘community campus’ that meets the needs of all members of the local community.

The award ceremony will take place on Friday the 19th May 2017 at the Emirates Old Trafford and is the largest business to business awards in the UK, recognising quality in all types of building projects.

The LABC network covers all local authorities in England and Wales. It is split into 12 regions, with regional winners in each category being automatically shortlisted for the LABC Grand Finals, which are held in London.

Well done to all those involved and fingers crossed for the results!

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New Cruyff Pitch Opened by Ronald Koeman

Date: 11th May 2017

New Cruyff Pitch Opened by Ronald Koeman

Liverpool saw Everton manager and Johan Cruyff Foundation Ambassador Ronald Koeman officially open Cruyff Court Everton; a community facility to provide children in the local neighborhood with a safe place to play sports.

This is the 3rd phase of the overall master plan for Everton in the Community, which Curtins’ have been an intricate part of the design team for all three phases.

Click here to read more about Everton in the Community.

 

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Curtins Opens New Cambridge Office

Date: 9th May 2017

Curtins Opens New Cambridge Office

Curtins has today announced the opening of the new offices in Cambridge where it will deliver its full complement of services from the premises located at Cambridge Place, close to the city centre.

This exciting move comes as an extension of our London office, increasing our presence in the region and allowing for the generation of new opportunities, CEO Rob Melling comments:

“I am pleased to share this news, as it’s an excellent example of our continued growth here at Curtins. It will enable us to work with even more key clients in the region to enhance the built environment.”

The Cambridge office will be headed up by Technical Director Stefano Strazzullo who will work with a team of staff to build on and maximise their already strong local client base.

Stefano Strazzullo comments:

“At Curtins we have a vast experience in all sectors and our long standing relationship with major universities, together with our huge portfolio in the residential, commercial and education sectors, makes us a perfect fit for the requirements of the Cambridge market.”

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County Hospital Redevelopment, Wins at West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards

Date: 5th May 2017

County Hospital Redevelopment, Wins at West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards

Our County Hospital P21+ project picked up the Integration and Collaborative Working Award at the West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards last week.

Over 600 industry leaders gathered at the ICC, Birmingham on Friday evening for the tenth award ceremony, to celebrate and acknowledge the best in the region’s innovative construction projects and talented individuals.

So a huge well done to all the team!

http://west.celebratingconstructionawards.org/2017-winners-and-finalists

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The Word, South Shields Wins at LABC Awards

Date: 13th April 2017

The Word, South Shields Wins at LABC Awards

One of our projects The Word, South Shields- Central Library and Digital Centre, has won it’s latest in a line of awards at the LABC North Regional Awards.

The £13 million project fought off competition to win in the Best Public Service Building Category.

The LABC Regional Awards celebrate achievements in the Construction Industry; rewarding excellent buildings and outstanding companies.

The Word has received national and international commendations and awards for it’s unique design and appearance. However, the LABC Awards have recognised its outstanding facilities and utility, as a social and cultural hub for the community.

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Place North West Regional Construction Awards 2017

Date: 12th April 2017

Place North West Regional Construction Awards 2017

The Liverpool Office have had two projects shortlisted at the 11th Place North West Regional Construction Awards.

Both the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and the Materials Innovation Factory, University of Liverpool have been shortlisted for the Liverpool Regional Project of the Year Award. As well as both being nominated for the Building Project of the Year.

The awards are a celebration of outstanding examples of best practise and commitment; as well as collaborative and sustainable project delivery across the built environment.

Professor Peter McDermott, chair of the judging panel adds:

There have been some minor adjustments to the categories this year, which has served to focus the judges on those that are demonstrating how collaboration and innovation are a characteristic of the North West region”. 

The winners, announced in June will go head-to-head with other regions for the National Constructing Excellence Awards in November.

 

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Garden Village, Grantham Lincolnshire

Date: 10th April 2017

Garden Village, Grantham Lincolnshire

We have been appointed to assist Leeds-based Architects ArkleBoyce with the outline planning application for a 100 dwellings ‘Garden Village’ on the outskirts of Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Curtins are set to provide Geo-Environmental, Flood Risk, Drainage and Transport Planning Services on this innovative and exciting project.

The scheme is in an existing sustainable location, but it’s carefully thought out design considers the visual impact on the local surroundings. The project is set to integrate both architecture and landscape design.

You can read more about the Garden Village Project Here in The Architects Journal.