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Client of the Year SECBE Award 2021

10 June 2021

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The Constructing Excellence SECBE Virtual Summit and Awards took place on Thursday 1 July and the University of Kent was announced as winner of the Client of the Year category.

These awards recognise and celebrate the very best companies, collaborations and projects from across the London & South-East region. The nomination, submitted by Willmott Dixon, demonstrated their collaboration with the Estates Department on the construction of Sibson, Kennedy and Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS), and highlighted these key elements:

  • The delivery of three vital education facilities that not only fostered cross-faculty learning but took on lessons learned from each building to improve the delivery of the next.
  • Exemplary collaboration between the client, contractor, and the whole supply chain.
  • 74% of the total spend on local supply chain partners, bringing real wealth to the region.

Mark Ashmore, Project Manager in Estates, described how he felt when the result was announced, "It is brilliant that Kent has finally been recognised for its contribution to the construction industry as a great client.  This is an award that all of the Estates Department should be proud of, as it takes contributions from everyone to deliver successful project after successful project."

As a category winner, Kent will automatically go through to the Constructing Excellence National Awards, which will be judged alongside other regions over the summer.

The full SECBE Awards 2021 finalist – University of Kent blog post can be read here:—University-of-Kent


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