‘Simply the best’ ISG project manager takes home Gold

25 October 2018

ISG’s James Fryer has won the top prize at this year’s Construction Manager of the Year Awards.

ISG project manager, James Fryer, has won the top prize at this year’s Construction Manager of the Year Awards. 

Run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the awards recognise the best in the industry, with James beating off competition from eight other construction professionals in the primary education category to scoop top spot. 

Judges praised James’ superb leadership as he invested his time, energy and passion to deliver a high-quality teaching academy in Leeds. 

James was at the helm of delivering a new all-through free school at Temple Learning Academy, which completed last year. 

The project saw James and his team 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.

ISG’s James Fryer has won the top prize at this year’s Construction Manager of the Year Awards.

ISG regional director, Tim Harvey, said: “To have one of our project managers named one of the top ten from across the country is an incredible achievement. 

“I couldn’t be prouder of James and the team.”

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 full case study is available on the ISG website.

To hear co-principal, Matthew Browne, speak about the project, watch the video below: