2017 Award Winners

2017 IHEEM Award Winners

IHEEM Lifetime Achievement AwardBill Murray, OBE

The IHEEM Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to a member of the Institute who has given long service to the Healthcare Industry whether within the NHS or in the Private Sector and has made a significant contribution to their particular specialist field.

Having joined the Institute in 1974, he became President of IHEEM in 2000 and for the past 15 years he has been Chair of the Institute’s Audit and Remuneration Committee.

Outside of IHEEM, he has had a varied and colourful career spanning the past 50 years working in a variety of roles within the healthcare sector until 2003 when he retired at Chief Executive level. In 1993 he was awarded an OBE and he was key in setting up and developing the Yorkshire Regional Training Scheme supporting apprentice engineers for over 40 years.


Estates & Facilities Team of the Year   – Bolt Asset Management

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This award is made to a team working in the healthcare sector who can demonstrate outstanding achievement, performance and delivery of estates and facilities services.

The judges commented “They incorporated impressive detail of their service delivery to date within the application and they very much came across as a team dedicated to meeting their client needs and expectations. Adds significantly and consistently to the clients bottom line in a complex area to find practical and affordable solutions”.


Sustainable Achievement – Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT Energy Project

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This award recognises the organisation or team that has made the best use of innovative technology and sustainable practices to reduce its project’s carbon footprint. The judges looked at specific initiatives, supporting documents including the EPC, BREEAM rating and sustainability statements, and the benefits to both client and the environment.

Tthe judges commented “Really good outcomes for cost and carbon savings from a well-co-ordinated project. Oxford University Hospital Trust had significant energy issues. They have made full use of the resources available to them which has enabled them to replace their energy infrastructure in an innovative way resulting in savings of £460k per year.”


Product Innovation – Eurotec Environmental – Sterilwave Clinical Waste Treatment Plant at Bart’s Whipps Cross Hospital

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This award recognises a new product brought to the market within the last 18 months. Always a fiercely competitive category we received some fantastic entries this year.

The judges commented “The Eurotec entry demonstrated measureable deliverables and appears to make a strong contribution to sustainability on the site.  It should have wider applicability across the NHS.  This has to be the way forward for treating hospital clinical waste. It removes so many environmental issues associated with current methods of disposing of clinical waste. Sterilwave is a real game changer in waste management – a real problem area for hospitals.”


Contractor of the Year sponsored – Kier

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This award recognises a main contractor who have demonstrated outstanding work in the healthcare sector over the last 12 months.

Tthe judges felt the entries in this category were of an extremely high calibre, however they were unanimous in the winner commenting; KIER remain at the forefront of delivering successful P21, P21+ and P22 schemes across all sectors of the NHS’.


Architectural Practice of the Year – Stride Treglown

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This award recognises an architectural practice who have demonstrated outstanding work in the healthcare sector over the last 12 months.

The judges commented “they don’t just get involved in large-scale projects. Stride Treglown also have a high volume of small scale projects that are having a big impact on the healthcare industry. Working on over 70 projects a year in all areas of healthcare. The competitive and evolving suppliers market is driving developments in technical infrastructure requirements, as they say ‘Technology will not stand still, so design for change’.


Consultancy of the Year – Mace

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This award recognises a multi-disciplinary consultancy or construction consultants (including building or quantity surveyors and project management companies) who have demonstrated outstanding work in the healthcare sector over the last 12 months.

The judges commented “Mace  have a long established relationship with The Christie Hospital in Manchester, providing Project Management Consultancy on a number of Flagship Projects, including the new £100m+ Proton Beam Therapy Centre, the first high-energy particle radiation cancer treatment unit in a UK National Health Service (NHS) facility. ” Phil Turner of The Christie comments ‘The Christie has worked with Mace on previous projects, as well as over the last year on the proton project. We’ve always been pleased at their ability to develop productive partnerships with the contractor, the trust and other members of the trust team in order to drive effective management of the project”.


Refurbishment Project of the Year – The Chocolate Works Care Village

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This award recognises the team that has successfully delivered a refurbishment. The judges commented “The Chocolate Works project stood out from all the other entries in this category.  Dementia care facilities will become increasingly important in the future and so this is an important development which also appears to have tapped into the local community for volunteer services.  This is a beautiful refurbishment scheme. It has a high class hotel feel to it which will make it a pleasure to be in for patients and staff which also provides an important reuse for a much loved building in York.”


New Build Project of the Year – Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

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This award recognises the project team that has successfully delivered a new build. The judges commented “A large scale project with impressive outcome that adds to Civic Architecture-Attractive and coherent environment for patients and staff alike. The Brunel Building is not only a great piece of architecture externally, but inside it really is fantastic.  A really amazing set of spaces linked by a jaw-dropping atrium.  This really does set the standard for healthcare buildings.”




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