industry award for commitment to excellence in construction.
The city council was named alongside the British Airports Authority (BAA)
construction projects by the industry body Constructing Excellence.
The awards were for organisations making a major contribution to rethinking construction and encouraging best practice over the past five years. The city council and BAA were the only clients to receive awards.
Urban Design, part of the city's development directorate, is a fully
integrated design and maintenance organisation providing high quality
services to a growing portfolio of clients within the West Midlands region.
Urban Design offers building design, maintenance, management and
environmental solutions through structured and comprehensive service
delivery procedures and through the experience and skills of over 220
Urban design general manager Steve Vickers said: 'In forming urban design
and in our proposed partnerships with contractors, staff have been involved
in innovative and collaborative ways of modernising the construction
process. It is satisfying to be recognised by the industry for this.'
Cabinet member for regeneration Andrew Coulson said: 'This is
another accolade for urban design. They are already ranked in the top 250
design and construction consultancy practices and top 100 architects in the
UK, so this is further proof that they are providing a excellent service to
the city council and other clients.'