IQE project wins Constructing Excellence in Wales Award

09 July 2018

IQE's new construction project to build the home of the compound semiconductor cluster (CSconnected) was announced winner of the Integration & Collaborative Working Award at the Constructing Excellence in Wales Award ceremony at a gala dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on Friday 6th July.

The collaboration award was accepted by IQE COO Dr Howard Williams on behalf of IQE, CSconnected, Atkins, CMB, and Faithful+Gould.

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Over 500 members of the Welsh construction community applauded the 16 winners and four highly commended organisations and projects across the 15 categories.


The CEW Awards are a true benchmark for the success of what you do in your organisations and what the CEW team has been championing for many years. All the entries, and particularly the winners, are evidence that best practice, collaboration and integrated teamworking achieves the best results possible.

Best practice works and the CEW Awards offer the proof. Since 2006, when the first awards event took place, projects and organisations taking part have delivered community benefits ranging from support for more than 300 charities, to 1,500 school placements and coordinating around 10,000 hours of volunteering. Of all the projects delivered, around 70% of all spend has remained inside Wales and £1bn spent within 20 miles of CEW projects. We have heaps more data and all of it is tangible, measured, verified value.

The awards offer clear evidence that the rethinking agenda works. It shows beyond doubt that collaboration, honesty and a focus on value deliver community benefits, creates jobs, improves the leadership and development of people and helps build a legacy for our future generations.