Finalists - Social Project of the Year Award 2020

At the heart of every great project, is a great story. The Project of the Year Award is for the team whose project demonstrates the most effective use of project management, the greatest results and the greatest benefit and innovations to the profession. Sponsored by CITI. 

Congratulations to the winner and all our finalists listed in this category below ...


PROJECT: Cayman Islands Government: Cayman Islands Field Hospital - Covid19
ENTERED BY: Graeme Jackson

How a tiny island in the Caribbean prepared for the Coronavirus pandemic creating a fully functional 80 bed hospital facility within 3 weeks in the face of worldwide supply chain issues, lock-downs and embargo. It should have been impossible. Yet this project was delivered on time, within budget and to the rigorous quality standards required to deliver patient care in a safe way while meeting all Government procurement requirements. A hospital we never hope to use but a project giving reassurance to the community and delivered with the help of the community.



PROJECT: Environment Agency: Radcliffe and Redvales Flood Risk Management Scheme
ENTERED BY: Emily Gibbon

Phase 1 is part of the wider £40M Radcliffe and Redvales Flood Risk Management Scheme to reduce the risk of flooding to 783 properties, many of which are in the 40% most deprived in the UK. The scheme is designed to reduce the risk of flooding to a 1% Annual Exceedance Probability taking into consideration Climate Change. Phase 1 not only reduces flood risk, but also has Water Framework Directive improvements and additional benefits for the community.

The scheme has been delivered in close partnership with Bury Council and other key stakeholders such as the community flood action group.



PROJECT: Rolls-Royce PLC: VentilatorChallengeUK
ENTERED BY: Tracy Graylish, Greg Turner-Smart and Adam Jones-Bradburn

With an illness reaching global pandemic proportions the UK Government required UK industry to support the potential requirement for 5000 extra life saving ventilators. The VentilatorChallengeUK consortium was launched to fulfil this requirement.

Rolls-Royce plc is a company which is built on innovation, collaboration and trust, it was these attributes that led us to be invited to be a member of the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium and to lead this project.


PROJECT: WSP: Daily Mile Tracks for Schools
ENTERED BY: Paul Chappell

In February 2017, the Secretary of State for Education announced the creation of the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF). Shropshire Council's Learning & Skills Group received a HPCF grant of £226,572 and fifteen schools submitted bids for funding to install all-weather running tracks for their pupils to undertake ‘The Daily Mile’ challenge.

Shropshire Council engaged WSP to lead a co-ordinated approach to the delivery of the tracks aimed at maximising value from the available budget and the resulting benefits to the health of children in the local community.

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