Local buildings recognised for excellence

Published on 31st May 2016

One of the winners of the building of excellence awards 2016

Three local building projects – which were supported by Cheltenham and Tewkesbury building control service – have received prestigious awards for excellence.

The regional West of England Building Excellence Awards ceremony was held in Bristol earlier this month.  Judges recognised the skill and ability of contractors, builders and designers who had been guided by building control officers to achieve interesting and exciting building projects.

There were 15 categories, ranging from small domestic extensions to large commercial projects.
The award for ‘best small new housing development’ went to St Mary’s Mews on Swindon Road (project team: Stanley Partnership).  

‘Best large commercial building’ was awarded to The Princess Royal Grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse (project team: Kier Construction, Roberts Limbrick Ltd and The Jockey Club).

Winner of ‘best inclusive building’ went to Bradbury Gardens in Pittville (project team: Speller Metcalfe, Coombes: Everitt Architects LLP and National Star College).

All of the projects received expert guidance from Cheltenham and Tewkesbury building control team.

Iain Houston, building control manager said: ‘’The construction industry is based on all members of the design and construction team working together to achieve a successful outcome, such as these winners. Cheltenham and Tewkesbury building control are proud to have been actively involved with these projects and we believe our guidance made these buildings standout as winners.’’

Councillor Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety added:  ‘’These awards recognise the high quality building control service that Cheltenham and Tewkesbury borough councils deliver in partnership.’’



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