Alan Wood & Partners scoop Highly Commended at the CEYH Awards

17 July 2023

The Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards on July 6th proved to be a memorable evening.

Alan Wood & Partners had the pleasure of receiving a Highly Commended Award for their remarkable contribution to the Hull Minster's ‘Amazing Transformation’ project.

In 2012 the Client engaged AWP to provide project management services on an ambitious journey of restoration, preservation, enhancement, and redevelopment. Over the course of nearly a decade, our responsibilities expanded to include principal designer, geotechnical investigation and reporting, temporary works, and civil and structural design.

The primary objectives of the 'Amazing Transformation' project were to restore the Minster's central position in the Old Town, reconnect with the local community, and transform it into a sought-after visitor destination.

The vision entailed reordering the church to create a remarkable and adaptable space, equipped with high-quality amenities, suitable for performances, exhibitions, banquets, and various events. External improvements allowed for the reation of high quality public realm areas, featuring new paving, street furniture, enhanced lighting, and the installation of fountains. Latterly a beautiful extension was added to house The Trinity Room café.

The project holds immense pride for us, as it exemplified true collaboration among the client, design and construction teams, as well as an extensive supply chain, many of whom are Hull & East Riding companies.

We are overjoyed with the project's outcomes, and the significant increase in visitor numbers is a clear testament to the realisation of our client's goals. Once again, the Minster stands as the heart of Hull's Old Town, and we couldn't be happier to have played a part in it.