Osborne Project Manager shortlisted for Construction Manager of the Year

Osborne is delighted to announce that its Senior Project Manager, Mike Trigg, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Construction Manager of the Year award. 

Mike is a finalist in the New Build or Refurbishment Project £25m-£50m category, as a result of his work on Kingfisher Court – Osborne’s acute mental health unit facilities scheme for the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT).

Completed in October 2014, with the first service-users moving into the building the following month, the 86-bed Kingfisher Court offers some of the most advanced facilities in the country that will make a real difference to people suffering from mental illness. Mike worked closely with all stakeholders on this project to ensure that HPFT’s aspiration for world leading facilities and a therapeutic environment was realised. The scheme was also recently awarded Project of the Year at the Design in Mental Health Awards.

Dr Barry Tindall, Project Manager at HPFT, said: “Mike and the Osborne team became embedded into the Trust management team, and we and the supply chain partners worked together towards clear common goals.  This was in no small measure as to why the project was delivered on time and on budget. His understanding of the Trust processes, also the difference in time to get NHS as opposed to commercial decisions which can cause frustrations, were all handled in a capable and professional manner.”

Mike Trigg himself explained of the project: “It has given me the professional satisfaction of gaining new understanding in mental health design, construction and specification. It is estimated that mental health problems with affect 1 in 4 people in their lifetime. I hope that the effort, time and commitments that I and my team took in completing this scheme are a launch pad for other such projects, so that the construction industry can make a big difference.”

Managing Director of Construction at Osborne, John Craig, added: “We are thrilled that Mike Trigg has been shortlisted for the Construction Manager of the Year Awards. We are even more delighted that he follows on from other Project Managers within Osborne who have also been shortlisted for this great accolade. Mike’s commitment to working closely with our customer to bring Kingfisher Court to fruition is a true testament to the success of the project, to Osborne, and, of course, to himself.”

The Construction Manager of the Year Awards recognises the people at the heart of projects, and is the only event of its kind to assess the pivotal role they play in bringing teams and stakeholders together to create safe, efficient, productive and harmonious sites. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 8 October at the Marriott Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane, London.