Cotswold building projects bid for award success
Release date: 18 March 2016
Photo shows the first tenants - the Mustoe family - preparing to move into Sly Close, Northleach: back row l to r) Steve Mustoe, Jo Mustoe, Enid Sly (benefactor), Cllr Chris Hancock, Cllr Sue Jepson, (front row l to r) Esmae Mustoe, Amelia Mustoe.
Building Control Officers at Cotswold District Council believe that local architects and developers have every chance of winning prizes at this year’s regional Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Excellence Awards.
Three building projects nominated by the Council will now be assessed at the Western Region LABC awards ceremony which takes place at the Bristol Marriott Hotel on 6 May.
The nominations are as follows:
LABC Residential Site Agent of the Year - land adjacent to Rozzers, Arlington, Bibury.
Developer - Hills Homes Developments
Best Individual New Home - Silver Birches, Cirencester
Architect – Cotswold Architects
Contractor – A and L Builders
Best Small New Housing Development and Best Social and Affordable New Housing Development - J W Sly (Northleach) Charitable Trust, Sly's Yard, Northleach
Architect – Mungo Park Architects
Contractor - Wildmoor Construction Ltd,
During recent years, new construction projects nominated by CDC for the awards have been very successful at the regional level, culminating in near misses at the National Building Excellence Awards when the nominations impressed the judges but narrowly failed to land the top prize.
Commenting on this year’s nominations, CDC’s Joint Building Control Manager Andy Jones said:
“We’ve put forward some excellent projects for the awards this time around, and we’re quietly confident that the regional judges will be very impressed. From a Council perspective, helping to ensure the success of these projects has been a real team effort, drawing on the expertise of not only our building control staff but also the skills of our planning officers and the Heritage and Design team.”
CDC Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing, Cllr Sue Jepson added:
"I am really impressed by the high quality of the nominations that we continue to put forward every year. The Cotswolds has come very close to a national award on several occasions, and this has encouraged everyone to try and go one better in 2016. It’s great to see so many locally-based architects and contractors who want to get involved – obviously just being nominated for the awards brings prestige to the developments, and these three nominations reflect very well on all those involved.”