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Artelia went through quite a transformation in 2015. From dropping the International from our branding, to bringing all our staff together into our new Holborn office, all whilst winning distinguished awards and some great new clients; not to mention updating and combining many of our systems ready for 2016.

We’ve brushed shoulders with royalty, such as HRH The Duchess of Cambridge during the official opening of Kensington Aldridge Academy and Leisure Centre and HRH Prince Edward ringing in the first term of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation new Hatcham Temple Grove Free School.

Success has been realised with clients new and old, such as securing several projects with coffee giant Costa, including their first drive-thru, as well as renewing our Shell contract for the next 2-4 years. Projects continue to come in from the University of Reading and Kings College London along with new educational institutions such as Ashford College. Plus we have had three new NHS Trusts join our books. We have also increased the number of hospitality clients, now working with Premier Inn and also completing a number of boutique central London hotels.

2015 was also an impressive year for awards, with range our projects and people gained recognition for the great work we do.

Bletchley Park has picked up its share of accolades, winning:

Furthermore, Steve Prowse was honoured to receive the APM Project Professional of the Year for his great work at Bletchley Park. And the awards didn’t stop there:

  • Walpole Park won the Heritage and Conservation category at the 2015 Landscape Institute Awards.
  • The Social Justice Centre in Vauxhall was named the capital’s best building the RIBA London Awards; James Beckwith was the Quantity Surveyor for this project, which Judges praised the project for what it achieved on such a small budget.
  • Kennington Park was Highly Commended by the NEC for the Small Project of the Year Award, as well as being a finalist for the APM Social Project of the Year.
  • Shell were strong finalists for the Construction Excellence, Health and Safety award, and finally
  • Burntwood School in Wandsworth, where we acted as Independent Certifier, was the Winner of the 2015 Stirling Prize.

Finally, our staff have continued to grow with the company. We have set up the Artelia Women’s Network, talked for our lunch, painted schools, cycled across counties and countries, climbed peaks and raced dragon boats for charity and as well completing a treasure hunt with great flair and pinged some pongs.

Overall, we have dealt with the many changes that 2015 brought with a smile, and we are very grateful for the variety of projects we are able to help deliver.