This annual event organised by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce brings together businesses with vision, innovation and support for industry in Lincolnshire.
Waldeck are delighted to have been shortlisted three times for the Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards 2024.
This year, we are a finalist in the ‘Engineering Consultancy of the Year’, ‘Architecture Consultancy of the Year’ and ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ categories.
As we look to shine a spotlight on each of our three worthy finalists, we caught up with Stuart Denniss, Director of our Architecture team, to hear more about our ‘Architecture Consultancy of the Year’ shortlist.
Hi Stuart! How has this year been different for Waldeck’s Architecture team?
Waldeck’s Architecture practice has developed over the past few years from an ‘add-on’ service as part of our multi-disciplinary engineering business to a fully functional and significantly successful, reputable and profitable business unit in its own right.
With only four members in 2017 the team has grown organically to a team of 10, from the continued delivery of successful projects which has allowed the recruitment and investment in local people.
We’re continually evolving, but there are probably two differences we saw in 2023 worth highlighting that we focussed on in our awards submission…
The first being… that Waldeck became a strategic partner for the University of Lincoln earlier this year and are working with them to help shape their future students through providing guest lectures, project briefs and student placements for their Architecture students. This is with the aim of supporting students transitioning into the work-place post-graduation and also ensuring they are equipped with the correct skills and experience for the workplace and industry… aligning academia with real-world Architecture.
The second being… that we’ve seen huge success from the amalgamation of our Architecture team with our Digital Capture & BIM teams, both of which I head up.
This has opened many doors and opportunities for us as a business and has considerably enhanced and streamlined our Architectural delivery.
Having to-hand Digital Capture and BIM experts within our team, we are able to elevate our project delivery and design expertise, having available all the necessary data to deliver the best Architecture-led solutions for our clients.
This enables them to worker quicker and in a more streamlined way, creating a smoother handover of information which benefits our clients through:
- Smart communication between teams
- Higher productivity
- Greater efficiencies
- Easier collaboration through digital tools and processes
- Better client experience
- Data-led approach enables clients to make informed decisions and supports a ‘getting it right first time’ mentality
Why do you think the judges were impressed with your entry?
We would like to hope that we gave the judges a good insight into our business and some unique reasons as to why Waldeck might deserve to win this award.
As a team, we genuinely believe we are working hard to support and grow the best people, in order to deliver the best projects and add value to our community, economy, clients and partners.
Waldeck operate on four core values which we believe differentiate us from our competitors and drive us forward as a business – Courage, Care, Curiosity and Collaboration. These values are embedded throughout our business, and I think the judges will have seen some great examples of how we have put these into practice over the past 12 months through:
- Investing in our people and the future talent within Lincolnshire
- Proving ourselves as a good employer and a great place to work
- Delivery best-practise solutions to clients across the UK
- Using the latest technology to go above and beyond in our technical delivery
What would winning the Architecture Consultant of the Year mean to you?
Waldeck have had an office in Lincolnshire for almost 28 years and have grown into a multi-million-pound multi-disciplinary consultancy.
We have a really successful, RIBA Chartered Architecture practice functioning in the heart of Lincoln and we do a lot of work within the local community, raising money for local charities, supporting local educational organisations such as Lincoln College and Lincoln University. We are keen to do more project work locally, sharing our learnings and experiences from working with clients across the country such as Harrods, Network Rail and various Housing Developers, to have a positive impact on the industry locally.
For us, winning this award would create a great platform to connect with more of the local supply chain and potential clients who we can showcase our capabilities to in the hope that we can collaborate with them on projects in the future.
Taking place on Thursday 1st February at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln, the awards are being hosted by comedian, actor, and presenter Lloyd Griffith.
Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive at Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce said:
“We receive a very high standard of applications year-on-year and we thank every business who showed their interest and took the time to apply.
“The judges were very impressed by the applications this year. All finalists should be extremely proud, and we look forward to celebrating their achievements with them in February next year.”
A full list of finalists can be viewed here: