Building excellence to be recognised despite Covid

Date Published: 14 July 2020

Building excellence throughout North Kesteven is being celebrated despite the Covid-19 pandemic putting paid to the usual awards evening.

Having been recognised locally as best in class for the way projects were carried out as customers of North Kesteven District Council’s building control unit, seven schemes and one construction professional have been shortlisted as finalists for the East Midlands Local Authority Building Control Awards.

District Council Leader, Cllr Richard Wright said: “The East Midlands Building Excellence Awards celebrate the work of clients of the council’s Building Control Unit during 2019 building on the celebration and identification of excellence which we marked locally in advance of the lockdown.

“Within North Kesteven we were very pleased to identify some excellent projects that really took on board the climate challenge and a sustainable response and I am thrilled that we have been shortlisted as amongst the best within the East Midlands region.”

Local shortlisted categories and entries are:

  • Best extension or alteration to an existing dwelling: Skellingthorpe Hall, Lincoln
  • Best change of use of an existing building: Witham Prospects School, Old Harbour Farm, Norton Disney
  • Best individual new home: Passive House, School Lane, North Scarle
  • Best high volume new housing development: Meadow Close, Waddington
  • Best social or affordable new housing development: Phase 4, Newfield Road, Sleaford
  • Best public service or educational building: Witham Prospects School, Old Harbour Farm, Norton Disney
  • Best large commercial project: Network 46, Swinderby
  • LABC construction professional of the year: Malcolm Cousins, Lindum Group

Cllr Wright said that the awards recognised some of the fantastic building work that has taken place in the district and celebrated the hard work and dedication that local builders, architects and owners put into their projects with the help of the authority’s building control team.

“This year we have seen a number of projects seeking new approaches to building by really considering the sustainable potential in adopting new practices both through their builds and on-site waste management.

“Lots has been achieved and I really hope this will be recognised when the awards are broadcast next month.

“Instead of being held in its usual format, the presentation evening is being staged digitally on August 27 to ensure that even in the difficult times we find ourselves in excellence is celebrated as an inspiration for others,” said Cllr Wright.

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