Construction projects in Gedling borough make shortlist for prestigious industry awards

Construction projects in the borough recognised as some of the highest quality in the region

Construction projects in Gedling, Arnold and Lambley have been shortlisted for prizes at this year’s Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Excellence Awards.

Gedling Borough Council has submitted six construction projects to the awards, which recognise Local Authorities who work with developers, follow good practices and work to provide high quality projects.

All six of the projects were shortlisted for the regional finals which take place tomorrow in Leicester.

The largest business to business awards in the building control sector, the LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards recognise quality in all types of building project.

The six projects shortlisted for the awards include the large scale housing project at Chase Farm, Gedling where over 1,000 new homes are being built, and there’s nominations for two housing sites in Arnold, Hawksley Court and Bestwood Lodge Drive, for best social or affordable new housing developments.

There’s also a nomination for a recently constructed early years classroom at Robert Mellors Academy. 

The following projects have been shortlisted for awards:

Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion – Spring Lane, Lambley (Spencer Homes)

Best High Volume New Housing Development – Hawksley Court, Daybrook (Geda Construction)

Best High Volume New Housing Development – Chase Farm, Gedling (Keepmoat Homes)

Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development – Hawksley Court, Daybrook (Geda Construction)

Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development – Bestwood Lodge Drive, Arnold (Tanbry Construction)

Best Educational Building – Robert Mellors Academy (Arc Partnership)

The awards take place in Leicester on Friday 17 May, with the winners being invited to attend The LABC National Awards in June.

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Gedling Borough Council’s Building Control Department is responsible for ensuring compliance with national building regulations to ensure health and safety standards are applied to building work, energy saving provisions are achieved and premises are fully accessible for use. This year, the team have been involved in over 400 projects across the Borough.

Chief executive of Gedling Borough Council, Karen Bradford said: “We’re very proud to see six finalists in this year’s awards and it’s a great example of how working together can produce excellent results.

“We have worked closely with all of the contractors to make sure they provide the best possible developments for our residents and I’d like to wish the nominees the best of luck at the awards tomorrow night.”

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