The team behind the building of a creative arts hub at the University of Worcester have been recognised at an annual awards event.

The award was handed out at the annual awards evening of construction engineer Stepnell.

Tony Checketts, Mark Delahunty, Matt Moe, Jane Biston and Robert Stevenson together took the Considerate Constructors Scheme Project of the Year title in the West Midlands for their delivery of the Art House in Worcester.

The scheme has transformed the Grade 2-listed building in Castle Street into a new facility providing teaching and learning facilities for art and design students at the University, alongside exhibition space.

What is now the Art House was originally built in 1939 as a car showroom for Lord Austin of Austin Motors.

It later went on to be used by several other car dealerships including HA Saunders, Mann Egerton and Rover as well as furniture showrooms.

Lewis Jones, John McCarthy, Dan Ellis, Mark Baker, Joe Hayward, Dan Young and Matt Sargent were named the West Midlands Team of the Year for their work on a new retirement complex in Cheltenham.

Other winners in Stepnell’s West Midlands region were David Humphries (Trainee of the Year); Kevin Farmer (Operative of the Year); Lewis Jones (Project Team Employee of the Year) and Sue Withall, who took home Support Services Employee of the Year.

A project to stabilise a Shropshire railway embankment was named regional Project of the Year, rewarding the work of team members Graham Little, Richard Meredith and Tony Scrocca.

Stepnell’s West Midlands regional director John Rawlinson said: “These awards rightly recognise the talented staff who work across our business, delivering high-performing projects for our clients.

“I’m extremely pleased to see their extensive skills and achievements highlighted.”