The Chartered Institute of Building Award 2024 12.04.24

Barry Kingscote, Galliford Try, has been named Construction Manager of the Year for 2024 by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for his work leading the team at One Great Cumberland Place on behalf of The Portman Estate.

The hugely successful scheme, designed by AHMM, saw the complex reconstruction of a 1920s office building, where only the façade was retained, carefully and respectfully enhanced and extended to accommodate an additional rooftop floor. The internal structure was removed floor by floor before being replaced by a new structural steel frame, rising from the sub-basement to the roof containing 11,500 sqm of space over 11 storeys, including three floors for retail and seven floors of high spec commercial office space.

One of the contributing factors behind the success of the scheme was the partnership with Marble Arch Bid (Business Improvement District) to support their community programme – working with their street team to combat anti-social behaviour and supporting local charitable and educational initiatives.

Commenting on his award, Barry said: “I can’t put the feeling into words. To go against all these fantastic managers in so many fields and to come out on top is just so surprising. It is an honour and I would like to congratulate everyone who has been recognised. This award is not just for me, but it is also a celebration of all the team’s hard work on such a challenging project.”

 
 
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