Major projects shortlisted for awards

Two projects completed by Sewell Construction have been shortlisted for a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) award in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Hull New Theatre has made the shortlist in the regeneration category, while Steeper Group’s new headquarters in Leeds is in the commercial category.

The judges have visited both sites and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Leeds on May 11th.

Rob Cawkwell, Managing Director of Sewell Construction, said: “To be shortlisted in two categories for two major schemes we have worked on is fantastic and testament to the teams involved.

“They are both very different and presented their own challenges. We are proud to have been involved in both schemes working in both Hull and Leeds.”

Steeper Group is a commercial business specialising in the fields of prosthetics, orthotics and assistive technology, delivering world-leading technologies and products to enhance people’s lives.

Its Leeds base was flooded at Christmas in 2015 and, although work continued, new premises were found to bring more than 200 staff together under one roof, complementing and supporting the work of the company’s dedicated centres across the country in a multi-million investment.

Sewell Construction was appointed to complete the new headquarters, which included fitting out the existing shell of the building and creating a manufacturing and customer services area.

A sample room was also created to enable Steeper teams to choose which materials worked best for them.

Sewell Construction carried out the multi-million pound refurbishment of Hull New Theatre, one of the city’s most treasured venues.

The refurbished space and larger modern back stage area can now accommodate larger touring theatre companies, putting the Grade II listed theatre back on the map as a go to venue.

Greenhead College in Huddersfield also recently won the Best New Development at the Huddersfield Civic Society Design Awards 2017.

Sewell Construction took over from a previous contractor to complete work on a three-storey link building at the college, which specialises in A-Level studies for 16-19-year-olds. The building replaced the existing tennis courts to provide additional classrooms, a new library and an exam hall.