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Grand Finals 2016

Grand Finals 2016

Outstanding construction was celebrated on Monday 28 November 2016 as over 700 UK building industry professionals gathered for the Grand Finals of the 2016 LABC Building Excellence Awards. Contractors, architects, designers and local authority building control surveyors were among the guests at the Westminster Park Plaza in London.


TV presenter Nick Knowles, best known for the show DIY SOS, hosted the event, which is held to reward the best in technical innovation, sustainability and design.

The awards showcase buildings and design teams that have had to tussle with difficult technical or construction issues and building site constraints. They highlight innovative and creative solutions and building control professionalism that leads to safe, sustainable and high quality construction projects.

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The LABC Building Excellence Awards programme continues to go from strength to strength with the 2016 regional awards receiving over a 1,000 entries and attracting over 5,000 customers to our award ceremonies. The Grand Finals concluded with 16 winners and four highly commendeds.

Attendees - LABC Grand Finals 2016

It's all about partnership

Paul Everall, Chief Executive of LABC, said: “Our Building Excellence Awards are an opportunity for the industry to celebrate good practice. Our winners demonstrate how positive working relationships with local authority building control teams achieves high quality, sustainable buildings. Our awards are unique because they recognise how this cooperation improves building standards and professionalism across the industry.”

The LABC awards are a level playing field where small local architects and builders rub shoulders with large PLCs. Developers including Laing O’Rourke, Keepmoat, and Morgan Sindall at the top end shared the prizes with local and regional firms, which were well represented. Award trophies and certificates were presented by representatives of sponsors Home & Build, Federation of Master Builders, InstaGroup, Jewson, Polypipe Terrain, TLX Insulation, LABC Acoustics, and LABC Warranty.

During the night approximately £4,950 was raised for LABC charity of the year YoungMinds, bringing the overall total for the year to over £30,000!

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For any queries regarding the LABC Building Excellence Awards, email or contact Chloe Ellison or Jomile Nakutaviciute on 020 7091 6869 / 020 7840 5790.