Organisers of this year’s fbe East Midlands Awards, which recognise and reward some of the region’s best construction projects, have unveiled the shortlisted schemes that are in line to take the top slots.

The list includes projects across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, as well as the best of the sector’s rising young stars.

Regional director of the fbe East Midlands Nic Jepson, of InLine Property Consultants, said: “We had a fabulous response to all categories of the awards and the judges had a tough job choosing the finalists.”

The shortlisted projects for the Residential Award, sponsored by Faithful + Gould, are Knights Close, Billesdon in Leicestershire, nominated by Geda Construction, B@Home, Bolsover in Derbyshire, nominated by Robert Woodhead, and Strelley Court, Broxtowe in Nottingham, put forward by Geda Construction.

For the Non-Residential Award, sponsored by Survey Hub, the shortlist includes the Isaac Newton Building at the University of Lincoln, nominated by Maber, the Crispbread Bakery at Bardney in Lincolnshire put forward by Gleeds, and RAF College Cranwell near Sleaford in Lincolnshire, which was nominated by Galliford Try Building.

The finalists for the Regeneration Award are Cotgrave Retail Refurbishment and Business Hub in Nottinghamshire, nominated jointly by BSP Consulting and Allan Joyce Architects, New Bolsover Model Village at Bolsover in Derbyshire, put forward by Robert Woodhead, and University Hall phase 1 at Nottingham Trent University, nominated by YMD Boon.

The three finalists in the Rising Star Award, which is open to individuals under 30 years of age who have shown outstanding achievements in their field, whether that be in construction, design or associated professional or support services for the industry, and which has been sponsored by Duncan & Toplis, are Shivam (Shiv) Radia from Edward Cooper Young, Dannielle Baguley from J Tomlinson Ltd and Mohammed Moosa from YMD Boon.

The winners will be announced at the 2018 Chairman’s Awards Dinner, sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric, at the Albert Hall, North Circus Street, Nottingham, on Thursday 4th October.

Two sponsorship opportunities remain – for the drinks reception and the Regeneration Award. The last few limited tickets and tables for the black-tie event are now available. Tickets are priced £60 for fbe members, £70 for non-members, with a table of ten costing £650. For information, visit

“We are delighted to be unveiling the list of finalists for the fbe East Midlands Awards 2018 and would like to thank all those companies that nominated schemes and teams, as well as their young rising stars,” said Emma Atkins, regional chairman of the fbe East Midlands. “Best of luck to all those who are on the shortlist, and we look forward to revealing the winners of each category, plus the overall winner, at our awards night on 4th October.”

Guest speaker for the 2018 Chairman’s Awards Dinner is Maria Coulter, aka The Construction Coach, who is an award-winning coach working with SMEs and micro-businesses to help them maximise profits and stand out from their competition. Maggie’s Nottingham, offering professional support for those with cancer and their loved ones, is the chosen charity for the event.

The Forum for the Built Environment (fbe) is one of the leading independent built environment networking organisations. It has more than 1,000 members nationwide from a wide variety of backgrounds – multinational construction companies, cost consultants, architects and designers, property developers, engineers, planners and consultants, legal & financial specialists and other service professionals.

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