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Grand Finals 2017 - Winners and Highly Commendeds

Below is a list of projects, people and companies who have made outstanding contributions to construction this year (with links to press releases for each):

Winners and Highly Commended

LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017 logo

Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home


The Garth, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Park Lodge, Clayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Project team: JD Joinery & Building Services Ltd, Nick Midgley Design, Donald Stewart
  • Local Authority: Newcastle City Council

Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson


Home Preservation Services (HW) Ltd
O. Seaman & Son Ltd


  • Local Authority: West Suffolk Building Control

Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion


Old Callow Down Farm, Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire
Hinterland House, Northpetherwin, Launceton

  • Project team: Good Life Joinery Ltd, Sportesse
  • Local Authority: Cornwall Council

Best Individual New Home


Ashbrook Garden House, Blewbury, Oxfordshire
Hemp House, Water Lane, Bassingham

  • Project team: Paul Rea, Stephen George & Partners LLP, Nicola Jones 
  • Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council

Best Small New Housing Development


Kingstons Yard, Paulerspury, Towcester
Lady Martin Drive, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire


  • Project team: Willmark Homes, Corporate Architecture Ltd      
  • Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council

Best High Volume New Housing Development


Buttercross Works, Witney, Oxfordshire
Carrowbreck Meadow, Hellesdon, Norwich


  • Project team: RG Carter, Hamson Barron Smith, Broadland Growth Ltd
  • ​​Local Authority: CNC Building Control 

High Commendation

Buttercross Works, Witney, Oxfordshire
Buttercross Works, Witney, Oxfordshire

  • Project team: Bower Mapson Homes Ltd, Waterman Group, Simpson Associates
  • ​​Local Authority: West Oxfordshire Council

Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development


Priory View, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Priory View, Dunstable, Bedfordshire


  • Project team: Galliford Try Partnerships, Kyle Smart Associates, Central Bedfordshire Council, Arcadis LLP    
  • Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council

LABC Residential Site Agent of the Year


Ivan Brotherton, Bloor Homes
Martin Caldwell, Redrow Homes Lancashire



  • Local Authority: Fylde Borough Council


LABC Non-residential Site Agent of the Year


Dharmesh Modi, Morgan Sindall
Rod Wooldridge, Jenner (Contractors) Ltd 


  • Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council 

Best Public Service Building


The Curve, Slough
The Word, Market Place, South Shields


  • Project team: Bowmer & Kirkland, FaulknerBrowns Architects, South Tyneside Council, Muse Developments, Hufton & Crow Photography
  • Local Authority: South Tyneside Council

Best Educational Building


Ardeley St Lawrence C of E Primary School, Stevenage
Ysgol Bae Baglan, Seaway Parade, Port Talbot

  • Project team: Bouygues UK, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council   
  • Local Authority: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Best Small Commercial Project


Pochard Fishing Lodge, Great Brickhill, Milton Keynes
Pochard Fishing Lodge, Great Brickhill, Milton Keynes


  • Project team: Chestnut Morgan, Julian P King Architect, Pochard Fishing Lake 
  • Local Authority: Aylesbury Vale District Council

Best Large Commercial Building


Compliance Building, GlaxoSmithKline, Ware
The Monument Building, City of London


  • Project team: Skanska Building - London & South East, Make Architects, Skanska UK PLC
  • Local Authority: City of London

Best Inclusive Building


Creasey Park Drive, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Protheroe House, Tottenham, London

  • Project team: Galliford Try PLC, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, One Housing
  • Local Authority: London Borough of Haringey

Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team


Domestic Design with Central Bedfordshire Council
Chassay Last Architects 

  • Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

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