The award is given to a supply chain partner that demonstrates an obsession about quality of product, embraces innovation in systems and design, has an open and honest approach to realistic workloads and capabilities, and produces a defect free product.
Commenting on the Aurora office development in Bristol, where Taunton Fabrications supplied a seven-flight steel feature staircase, Andrew Daniel of Willmott Dixon said: “Taunton provided an outstanding service in pre-construction and a defect free product that is a showpiece in the building which the client is immensely proud of.”
Taunton Fabrications Managing Director Jason Rigby said: “Project Aurora was particularly challenging and involved almost 100 pages of calculations, 300 hours of design, 350 drawings and 25t of steel.
“To have designed, manufactured and installed all of that work with no defects is a credit to our staff.”
The Aurora scheme has achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and is said to be the only project in the city to meet or exceed the British Council for Office design guide criteria, incorporating the maximum amount of daylight possible uniformly spread throughout the building.