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Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2014

The shortlist of nominees for the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2014 has been announced. 

Previous award winners include the Tate Modern and the Velodrome at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The award will be presented at the British Construction Industry Awards ceremony in Park Lane, London. It recognises projects that are completed on time, on budget and bring real change to the community.

Find out more about the shortlisted nominees in our Buzzfeed article: 10 things you didn’t know about these amazing public building projects

The British Construction Industry Awards recognise all-round excellence in construction, including the overall design, and delivery of buildings and civil engineering projects. The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award is the pinnacle of this awards ceremony. Nominees were assessed on a range of standards including economic and social value.

The shortlist includes a college building that is engineered to be one of the quietest buildings in the country, and a building that will almost entirely be powered by fish oil. Together, the 26 projects shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s award have employed nearly 100 apprentices.

Nominees for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award

Read more about Ortus on the #BuildingBritain website.

The 26 nominees demonstrated standards set out in the Government Construction Strategy, which commits the government to complete innovative efficient projects and make cost savings for the taxpayer of 15 to 20% by the end of this Parliament.

The government is on course to meet this target and has saved taxpayers £840 million from government construction last year alone, compared to a 2009 to 2010 baseline.

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General said:

The buildings shortlisted for the Better Public Building Award are exceptional examples of British construction projects. From the first spade in the ground, these buildings helped set new standards in construction but will also give something valuable back to their communities. As part of our long-term economic plan this government will support the construction industry to ensure these high standards are replicated nationwide so we have the schools, hospitals and other infrastructure Britain needs to compete internationally

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