Morgan Sindall project manager on award shortlist
Oct 12 2010 by Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A PROJECT manager with construction firm Morgan Sindall has been shortlisted for a major award.
Mark Chitty is among the finalists in the Chartered Institute of Building’s Construction Manager of the Year Awards for his work creating a new primary school in Huddersfield.
Mr Chitty, 55, who is based at the firm’s Garforth office, will join a host of finalists on Thursday to compete for the title in the category for new build or refurbishment projects valued at £4m to £6m.
The accolade recognises his achievements in managing the construction of Hillside Primary School in Newsome under a £4.8m contract for Kirklees Council.
“I am thrilled to be considered for this award,” said Mr Chitty, who lives in Sheffield.
“We thoroughly enjoyed working at Hillside and hope the children are now enjoying their new, state-of-the-art school.
“We are passionate about delivering a high standard on all our education projects and this was no exception.”
Mark and his team built the single-storey school next to the existing Stile Common Infant and Junior school buildings in Headfield Road. The move brought together infants and juniors under one roof.
After Morgan Sindall completed work on the new school in December, 2009, the old school was demolished.
Screen and stage star Denise Van Outen will host the Construction Manager of the Year Awards ceremony, which is due to be held at Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.
Morgan Sindall employs more than 4,800 people who work for private and public sector customers on projects from £50,000 to more than £500m.
Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects.