HLN is delighted to have been awarded the “BIM Project of the Year” at this years “Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards”. The New Houseblock and Education Facility at HMYOI Cookham Wood beat strong competition to claim the prestigious award and was described as a project that “defined what Level 2 BIM is today”.


As a key member of the design team for the first Government BIM Early Adopter project, HLN played an integral role in the successful delivery of the 3-storey stackable concrete pod houseblock and a new 2-storey education building. HLN pioneered the development of a BIM Execution Plan (BEP), detailing the efficient use of compatible, cross-discipline federated models, with comprehensive data, clash detection, and defining the procedure for model exchange. The incorporation of BIM, alongside other initiatives, contributed to savings made at HMYOI Cookham Wood, which when benchmarked were approximately 20% of the total build cost.


The Awards that “celebrate the best and inspire the rest” paid recognition for the project which proved to be a steep learning curve for all involved, yet through rigorous on-going assessment, the team successfully identified lessons learnt which have in turn been fed in to the best practice guidelines used by the industry today.