Meet the finalists

SCHOOLS UNDER £20 M
All Finalists2020 Winners

Mark Turner

Willmott Dixon

Mark Turner managed that fabled feat of smooth delivery of a quality product. On this exemplary scheme, he handed over a building with an expectation-exceeding level of finish, defect-free and 100% ready for user occupation. His calm, thorough and honest approach was welcomed by client and site team alike. He took feedback on board, and demonstrated a collaborative project leadership that won him the sincerest accolade of all: a follow-on project as construction manager with the same client.

About the Project

Hornchurch High School, London

Construction of two-storey teaching block, completed in 73 weeks.

Client: Department for Education

Contract: JCT 2011, design and build

Value: £6m

The smooth delivery of a quality product is a lot easier for a client to anticipate than for a construction manager to deliver. On this exemplary project, though, Mark Turner handed over a building with an expectation-exceeding level of finish, defect-free and 100% ready for user occupation.

Mark’s communication was as exceptional as his performance. He tailored his language to suit his audience – technical with the professional team, understandable with the users.

His project leadership was excellent. His calm, reasoned, thorough and honest approach was welcomed by the client and the site team alike. He took feedback on board, and when he consulted with the client and the user, he did so in a spirit of collaboration, willing to go away and consider a request, and coming back with a way to achieve it.

The end-product reflects his preparedness to go the extra mile. And that in turn won him the sincerest accolade of all: a follow-on project as construction manager with the same client.