- Awarded the CITB Training Initiative of the Year
- Organisations, projects and individuals recognised that are shaping the future of construction-
-Winners revealed at gala dinner and award ceremony hosted by comedian James Corden-
Building Lives has been revealed as a 2014 Building Awards winner, receiving the CITB Training Initiative of the Year at the sell out awards ceremony and gala dinner hosted by comedian James Corden. Winners showcase the best the Building industry has to offer, ranging from large multinationals to SMEs and third sector organisations. The event rewards those that play a key part in outstanding building projects and shape the future of construction recognising contractors, architects, engineers and specialist sub-contractors.
Award winning Building Lives is a registered Social Enterprise that has brought together former competitors from across the housing and construction sectors to build lives of Londoners. Together we are helping hundreds of people into construction careers. We transform unloved, disused spaces into construction training academies in the heart of deprived communities. We welcome everyone and encourage unrepresented groups within construction.
On announcing Building Lives, TV and Film celebrity James Corden, said: 'The judges thought that Building Lives was an outstanding and clear winner - having founded academies in struggling areas, at the heart of their communities'.
The Building Awards celebrates the construction industry's talent and dedication - other winners include Pilgrim Gardens, Leicester - PRP Architects LLP, who won the Housing Project of the Year, sponsored by Alu Timber, the Mary Rose Museum – Bouygues UK who were awarded the Building Magazine Project of the Year, sponsored by Schueco and the Brent Civic Centre – Skanska who took home the Sustainable Project of the Year award, sponsored by Sika.
Steve Rawlings, CEO and Founder commented on the win. "We couldn't be happier to win this prestigious Building Award. It means a lot to all our staff who work incredibly hard to build lives in London. We dedicate it to all the contractors and subcontractors who support us in placing apprentices out on sites, as well as all our fantastic apprentices who do us proud every day."
Development Director, Sian Workman commented: "We didn't expect to win and we are simply blown away! Building Lives is a huge team effort and this amazing Award shows all of our staff and partners that their contribution is recognised and totally worth their hard work. It is testament of what can be achieved when we all work together. "