Our team took top honours at the 2021 Construction Manager of the Year Awards, which recognises the nation’s best project managers.

Willmott Dixon people took top honours at the construction industry’s equivalent to the Oscars, which recognises the nation’s best project managers.

There were four golds and four silver medals for the company’s finalists at the 2021 Construction Manager of the Year Awards (CMYA), hosted by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). These annual awards are a highlight of the year with ten different categories, recognising outstanding achievement from the industry’s top performing project managers.

Gold medals for Willmott Dixon went to Shaun Burrows for his delivery of Delamere Forest Visitors Centre in Cheshire, Chris Linfoot of Willmott Dixon Interiors for his work on the iconic Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building in London, Nick Preedy for delivering the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building at the University of Warwick, and Jack Wells for the creation of the Homestead Building at Oaklands College.

Silver medals were awarded to David John for Llys Cadwyn in Pontypridd, Lianne Lawson for the delivery of the Dixons Trinity Capeltown all-through school, Andy Mitchell for the Ropemaker's Academy in Hailsham, and to Mick Hill for his delivery of the The Beeches & The Nevilles housing project.

Rick Willmott, chief executive of Willmott Dixon commented:

“I am delighted to see the talent and commitment of our construction managers recognised at these prestigious awards. Over the past eighteen months, our people have delivered some incredible projects, overcoming the immense challenges created by the pandemic to work safely to deliver critical school places, world class healthcare facilities, vital regeneration schemes and places for people to enjoy. It is great to see our people recognised by our peers on the national stage”.

Caroline Gumble, CIOB CEO, said:

“Every year I look forward to our CMYA competition – it seeks out and celebrates the very best of leadership and talent in the construction management sector. All the medal winners are to be applauded for their hard work, commitment and professionalism. And for one company to achieve eight medals is an extraordinary achievement. My congratulations to Willmott Dixon and to all eight of their CMYA medal winners.”

Seeing eight people from Willmott Dixon recognised at the Construction Manager of the Year awards follows on from recent success at the Construction News awards. Held earlier in September, the company was awarded ‘Project of the Year (over £50m)’ for its Pears Building, Immunity & Transplantation Research Facility for the Royal Free Charity, as well as ‘Project of the Year (£20-£50m)’ for the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building at the University of Warwick.

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Our gold medallists: L-R, top to bottom, Nick Preedy, Jack wells, Chris Linfoot and Shaun Burrows


Our silver medallists: L-R, top to bottom Mick Hill, David John, Lianne Lawson, Andy Mitchell