LABC 2017 Winners and Highly Commended

22 May 2017

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The awards celebrate achievements in the construction industry. They reward excellent buildings, outstanding companies, and partnerships and individuals that go that extra mile. The LABC network covers all local authorities in England and Wales and is split into 12 regions, each of which holds their own awards. The awards consider vital elements including:

  • High levels of compliance with building regulations
  • Effective working relationships with LABC surveyors
  • Outstanding craftsmanship
  • Technical innovation
  • Sustainability and high performance
  • Ability to solve technical problems with creative solutions
  • Use of innovative products and the skills to overcome difficult site conditions

Regional winners in each category are automatically shortlisted for the LABC Grand Finals which are held in London.

Winners

Best Public Service Building - winner

This recognises any new building used for health, leisure, sports, tourism, defence, transport, prisons etc. and includes extensions, new builds and refurbishments. Specific Criteria - Level of community involvement - How the local community has received the development - Community initiatives or special projects linked to the scheme - Design or materials that enhance the public usability.

Crewe Lifestyle Centre – Kier Construction / Pozzoni Architecture / Cheshire East Council.

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Best Individual New Home - winner

This recognises high quality one-off new build homes and could include ‘self-build’ or a premium single unit development Specific Criteria - Outstanding project that goes above and beyond the level seen on a day-to-day basis – High quality finish and detail.

Fieldside, Alderely Edge, Cheshire – DS Building Projects Ltd / ARC Design Services Ltd, Dan Wright.

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The Site Manager Awards - winner

This award recognises the outstanding contributions of site managers working on LABC Warranty sites for their vision for quality in construction.Demonstrating exceptional site management and workmanship, this award provides fantastic exposure not only for the site manager, but also for the associated developer or contractor.

Shaun Marshall and Nick Schofield, Bloor Homes, Site name: Saxon Gate, Crewe.

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Highly Commended

Best Individual New Home - highly commended

This recognises high quality one-off new build homes and could include ‘self-build’ or a premium single unit development Specific Criteria - Outstanding project that goes above and beyond the level seen on a day-to-day basis – High quality finish and detail.

Fairways, Mere, Knutsford - Bartholomew Homes / Tsiantar Architects Ltd.

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Best Small New Housing Development - highly commended

This category may be split by the judges into small and large volume depending on the entries received. This recognises new private housing sites but not individual homes. Specific Criteria - Response to site constraints - External appearance and internal planning - Layout grouping and landscaping - Attention to safety, security and accessibility.

Chester Road, Poynton, Stockport – Oaklyn Construction Ltd / Howard Johnson.

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LABC Site Agent of the year - highly commended

This recognises a specific person rather than a company. Nominations for this should be for a site agent that has stood out by going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure an outstanding working relationship with the local authority. Specific Criteria - Evidence of a good working relationship with an LABC surveyor - Evidence of build quality and control on site - Examples of technical awareness, good communication and management of safety - Evidence of particular issues or problems resolved by the site agent - References/comments from building control or other development partners to support the nomination.

Eamonn McDaid – M H Stainton Ltd.

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Best Public Service Building - highly commended

This recognises any new building used for health, leisure, sports, tourism, defence, transport, prisons etc. and includes extensions, new builds and refurbishments. Specific Criteria - Level of community involvement - How the local community has received the development - Community initiatives or special projects linked to the scheme - Design or materials that enhance the public usability.

Alderley Edge Festival Hall – Emerson Group / JM Architects.

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