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Gilbert-Ash wins prestigious UK construction award

Representatives from Gilbert-Ash receive their accolade at the Construction News Awards

BELFAST-headquartered construction firm Gilbert Ash has been crowned Contractor of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The leading construction company came out on top at the Construction News Awards, held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London last week. The awards, now in their 22nd year, brought together more than 1,200 of the UK's leading clients and contractors for an evening of celebration and recognition.

Gilbert-Ash received the Contractor of the Year award after face to face interviews, with the entries reviewed by a panel of 70 expert judges. The company was also highly commended in the Project of the Year (under £15m) category for the City of London Freemen's School swimming pool.

Managing director at Gilbert-Ash, Roy Hutchinson said the company is "truly honoured" to receive the award.

"This is due to the commitment across our team, the high quality of our projects and to the excellent collaborative relationships we have developed with our clients, partners and suppliers. This award demonstrates the strong growth being driven by our continued focus and investment in our chosen markets and cross sector capabilities including landmark buildings, arts and culture, workplace, hotels and leisure, science and technology, retail and residential.”

Over the past 12 months, Gilbert-Ash has performed strongly on a national level with several high-profile projects, including the £21.5m AC by Marriott Hotel in Belfast City Quays and the £19.5m Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts project in London.

Current projects also include the Abu Bakr Jamia Mosque in Cambridge, the new £17m headquarters for the Royal College of Pathologists in London and the £22m student accommodation scheme at Great Patrick Street, in Belfast.

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