TeambuildUK - Cross-Disciplinary Construction Contest
As the name suggests, Teambuild is the UK’s top teambuilding competition with its focus on helping develop the leadership and team co-ordination skills of young professionals in the construction industry. The event is a two-day cross-disciplinary construction contest and has been running for 22 years.
This year we welcomed 70 competitors who formed 10 teams that were supervised and overseen by a team of judges and the event’s own organisers.
Due to the intensive nature of the event the client was looking for a specialist conference venue that could offer exclusive use of either the entire venue or a dedicated section of its facilities. The venue had to be near the M25 for easy access from all motorways.
The participants had exclusive use of three self-contained buildings Lane End Conference Centre - Wycombe Hall, Wycombe Court and The Pavilion - and were able to work on their projects quietly and in privacy with no distractions.
The main event took place in the Wycombe Hall and Wycombe Court buildings where the three self-contained conference suites were transformed into Team Room A, Team Room B and Team Room C.
Each of the team rooms were divided into three to four working areas to host the ten participating teams.
Each suite’s breakout rooms enabled the judges to deliberate in private but still have easy access to the ongoing project work going on around them.
On the first day of the competition the ten teams worked on their construction project masterplans, procurement control and risk strategies in our three newly-refurbished conference and training suites in Lane End’s Wycombe Hall and Wycombe Court buildings.
After a busy and challenging day the competitors enjoyed a very welcome gala dinner in The Pavilion.
The second day saw the teams continue with detailed design work in Wycombe Hall and Wycombe Court before the clock ran out and finalists were announced. After a press photo shoot there was a closing awards ceremony in The Pavilion.
The client's feedback
Everyone who came to the event had a very positive experience of Lane End with the spokesman for Teambuild, Richard Hart, saying they would certainly be coming back.
“Everything worked well for us, we had some fairly specific meeting room needs that Lane End was able to cater for, the room sizes were ideal and the location just off the M40 made the venue easy to get to.
“The meeting rooms were well appointed, as were the bedrooms. Most of our delegates remarked on the high quality of the food and the staff were extremely friendly and attentive to our needs,” he added.