NFDC member, Cantillon wins Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (£5m+) award

NFDC members scored big at this year’s online Construction News Specialists Awards, sponsored by the federation, with multiple nominations and several notable winners at the 17 November event.

Cantillon was one of the NFDC’s high achievers, with nominations in three categories. The Watford-based company achieved pre-eminence in the Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (£5m+) for its work on Ilona Rose House.

Key factors to be taken into consideration were client satisfaction; health and safety record; sustainability; completion on time and to budget, innovation and the relationship to the supply chain.

Running from March 2017 until April 2019, the £23 million demolition, temporary works, enabling and piling contract on behalf of Soho Estates cleared the way for a new mixed-use development on the busy Charing Cross Road in central London. The congested urban plot is bounded by residential and commercial properties, with 10 party-wall agreements to respect as well as a Grade 1-listed neighbour. 

According to Cantillon, Ilona Rose House was the most challenging project it has tackled in its 51-year history, as well as the first to incorporate significant piling works. 

Alongside the technical aspects of the job, Cantillon worked with the neighbouring House of St Barnabas charity to provide traffic-marshalling work for local homeless people.

The company was also nominated for awards in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellance and Demolition Contractor of the Year categories.

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