Recognition for high quality local development at LABC 2018 Regional Awards!

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A series of development projects across Telford have been nominated for some of the building industry’s most prestigious awards. The schemes, and the key experts involved in them, were nominated by Telford & Wrekin’s team of professional Building Control experts for the LABC West Midlands Building Excellence Awards.

The shortlisted schemes included Keepmoat Homes’ development of 79 homes at Frome Way in Donnington Wood, which was nominated for the best housing scheme and best affordable housing scheme awards.

Meanwhile Telford private lettings firm NuPlace and builders Lovell were also nominated for this award for the best affordable housing scheme for a new development of 91 homes at Matlock Avenue in Dawley.

Lovell’s site manager Simon Wilson said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted. The project stands as an example of what can be achieved when people work together to transform an area. The relationship we have with the LABC is one of mutual benefit and respect. The scheme at Matlock Avenue has given many young local families the opportunity to live in or own their own home within the community where they were raised.”

Alan Richards, of Days New Homes, nominated for the best site manager award for his work on a development of seven new homes at Waters Upton, near Newport. Days itself was also shortlisted for the best small housing site honour.

Alan Day of Days said: “We are delighted that our development at Old Rectory Fields was shortlisted for the best small housing site award category by LABC. Even more exciting is the news that Alan Richards received a nomination for best site manager. Alan has been in the industry for over 50 years, many as site manager, and this is a fitting tribute to his hard work and dedication over that time producing properties and developments of the very highest quality.”

Joe Strafford, Building Control Team Manager said: “The LABC awards showcase the very best working practices and partnerships in the construction industry. We wanted to pay tribute to some of the exceptional people and companies we have worked with and are delighted that so many have been shortlisted for honours.”

The full list of shortlisted schemes nominated by Telford & Wrekin Council

Best housing scheme, best affordable housing scheme: Frome Way, Donnington Wood. Keepmoat, Neil Stoddart, Steve Dodd, Lewis Machin, Evans Contractors.

Best affordable housing scheme, best site manager: Gordon Road, Trench. Wrekin Housing Trust and Harper and Sons. Nick Bates, site manager Paul Lund.

Best extension: Stuart Gears, Bratton Developments, applicant Andrew Couzens.

Best extension/accessible building: Overley Hall School, Danny Clews Construction, agent Christopher Chapman, applicant Lynn Thompson.

Best commercial site manager: Dave Fletcher, Morris Property. Agent, Helen Farmer, ETC Design Limited.

Best builder: MJ Perrins Ltd. Architects biT.

Best site manager: Alan Richards, Days New Homes.

Best small housing site: Days New Homes, Waters Upton.

Best affordable housing scheme: Matlock Avenue, Dawley, for Nuplace, Lovell Partnerships Ltd, Simon Wilson, Nick Church and Andy Barber.

Last updated: 10/05/2022 16:22