ISG project manager praised for work on Leeds-based free school project

20 August 2018

ISG project manager, James Fryer, has been shortlisted for Construction Manager of the Year at this year’s Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Awards.

ISG project manager, James Fryer, has been shortlisted for Construction Manager of the Year at this year’s Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Awards.

James has been nominated in the primary education category in recognition of his work in delivering a new all-through free school in Leeds, Yorkshire. 

Judges were impressed with his delivery of the Temple Learning Academy project, which completed last year. 

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Construction Manager of the Year Awards, which has been run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) every year since 1978.

The CIOB awards celebrate extraordinary individuals who go above and beyond to deliver buildings that make a positive impact on the lives of the people who use them.

The Temple Learning Academy project saw ISG transform a disused leisure centre into a thriving new school for up to 1,020 students, aged 4-16 years. 

The scheme aimed to re-use as much of the existing infrastructure from the former leisure centre as possible, with ISG demolishing the swimming pool but retaining the steel frame building, and re-using the existing sports hall facility.

A new three-storey steel frame extension with ribbon glazing and metal cladding elevations was constructed to the side of the existing building.

The announcement of the finalists for each category follows a rigorous assessment process which sees the CMYA judges assess paper applications, as well as conduct site visits and panel interviews.

The awards ceremony takes place in central London on 24 October 2018 – good luck James!