MPG Win at Saint Gobain Awards





On Friday 8th June 2012 MPG Group attended the finals of the Saint Gobain Gypsum International Trophy Awards, featuring award entries from 66 contractors across 28 countries and 6 categories.

We were delighted to win the Commercial Category for The Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park in London and were the only UK contractor to win an award.

Michael Gavin, MPG Chief Executive said "I am very proud to win such a prestigious award and my thanks goes to all those who worked for MPG on this project."

Saint Gobain stated "This iconic building, the venue for swimming, diving and water polo activities during the 2012 Olympic games, comprises medical, research, administrative and creche facilities. The partitions throughout use Moisture Resistant grade plasterboard and acoustic ceilings in public circulation areas."

The Judges agreed "the challenge of creating a venue with a short term objective for use during the games coupled with high performance and a need to make partitions demountable for the longer term use of the building demonstrated the flexibility and sustainability of lightweight partition solutions."

The Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy is a unique, biennial gypsum industry event, and one of the largest international competitions of its kind. Created in 1998, to recognise and reward the craftsmanship of drywall and plastering contractors, the trophy aims to promote excellence and innovation in the use of sustainable, lightweight plasterboard systems and plasters.