Finalists for APM Awards 2015

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Out of record breaking entries Artelia have been short listed in two categories for the APM Project Management Awards 2015.


We are delighted to be finalists for Social Project of the Year for Kennington Park Adventure Playground and One O’Clock Club and Project Professional of the Year with our Heritage Champion Stephen Prowse.

Below is a brief description of the successful entries.

Kennington Park Adventure Playground and One O’Clock Club

Kennington Park One O’clock Club and Adventure Playground, was delivered for the London Borough of Lambeth. The £1.27m project is part of a larger residential re-development scheme taking place near Kennington Park, Lambeth.

The project formed part of a land swap with L&Q who are currently undertaking a residential development in the area. This project was delivered in order to maintain the facility for the community. The project was delivered via a negotiated Design and Build scheme using the NEC contract and procured through the SCAPE Minor Works Framework (this being a collaborative framework). The contract covered all the elements of the project from the groundworks, to the fit out furniture and everything in between.

The works consisted of 3 main elements – landscaping, an adventure playground space and a One O’Clock Club space. The project required regular liaison with L&Q Housing who were completing a development next door, which provided the only road access to the site.  Through this clear element of collaboration trusted relationships were formed.



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Stephen Prowse

As a respected Project Director, HLF Monitor and Mentor, Stephen is no stranger to reviving the past. His slick project management skills has seen him successfully deliver a variety of significant heritage projects such as, the HMS Victory conservation project; The Women of World War Two Memorial on Whitehall; No.10 Storehouse – HMS Hear My Story in Portsmouth; and recently appointed to project manage as part of restoration works at Canterbury Cathedral – The Canterbury Journey.

The recognition for the APM Awards involved the Restoration of Bletchley Park. Stephen stepped in to assist the Trust and make Bletchley Park a vibrant, world class attraction and national heritage site, opening up previously unseen parts of the site, improving the visitor experience through new facilities, orientation, interpretation and restoring 13 listed buildings and landscape, to evoke a sense of World War II conditions.

Stephen’s approach to heritage project management at Bletchley Park and the lessons learned, won recognition in Project magazine for August 2014 and Bletchley Park was named Project of the Year at the recent London and South East Constructing Excellence Awards.

+44 (0) 7710 787  Steve Prowse

The winners of each category will be annouced at the APM Award Ceremony on November 2nd 2015.