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Merseyside shines at awards.

MERSEYSIDE scooped seven of 12 prizes on offer at the fourth annual North West Construction Awards final held at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.

Liverpool council's canal link and Pier Head public realm scheme clinched project of the year, together with a heritage award.

The Liverpool best practice prize went to ic2, the second phase of the Liverpool Science Park, while the new category recognising businesses who promote equality and diversity was won by Liverpool Housing Trust.

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, by Mansell Construction Services, triumphed in the People for Places award.

Wirral-based Builderscrap impressed in the carbon reduction category, and St Helens council won the title of best client of the year.

The awards were hosted by the Centre for Construction Innovation North West and its chief executive Prof Andrew Thomas said: "For Merseyside to win such a high proportion of the awards demonstrates the forward-thinking and ambitious approach which Merseyside's construction is ndustry has adopted."
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Date:Jun 3, 2010
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