CW Awards Oman: The Majlis Oman named top project
Built by Carillion Alawi, The Majlis Oman, Overall Project of the Year
The Majlis Oman, built by contractor Carillion Alawi, was named Overall Project of the Year at the Construction Week Awards: Oman.
The judges said the project was notable for its exceptional quality, which has also contributed to it becoming the highly successful venue that it is. One judge pointed out that it was a difficult project to beat given its 'purpose, location, quality and the significance it has within Oman'.
Steve Leith, project lead on the Majlis Oman collected the award on behalf of Carillion Alawi, which was presented by Michael Severs of Hill International, a category sponsor at the event.
"It's the most iconic project in Oman," said Leith "It's going to be part of the heritage of the country. It was a difficult project and the standards we had to achieve were exceptional, but it's a pleasure to work on such projects for the country."
Leith described the main members hall as 'spectacular'. This project success follows on form teh accolades won by the Oman Opera House, another Carillion Alawi project, last year.
"Now we're waiting for the next big one," he said.
The project award was one of three picked up by Carillion Alawi, which also bagged awards for its CSR and HSE initiatives.
The award was announced at a gala ceremony held in Muscat, which saw 12 accolades presented to a selection of industry-leading companies, projects and individuals.
Selected finalists from the Construction Week Awards: Oman, which was sponsored by Famco, will get a further chance to claim success at the GCC edition of the Construction Week Awards, to be held in Dubai, on 11 December.
Entries to the awards were submitted online and winners were selected by a panel of nine judges.
This is the second year Construction Week has run an awards programme in Oman.
A full review of all the winners will appear in the March 30 issue of Construction Week.
For a full list of winners from CW Awards Oman 2013 click here