LABC Building Excellence Awards 2021 winner: Best Non-residential New Build
More than 750 leading construction industry figures attended the LABC Building Excellence Awards at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel to acclaim best practise, quality and standards in construction.
These were the first Building Excellence Awards since 2019 and following the global pandemic and LABC has revised the awards to focus more on professional skills and competence – dividing the awards into two: ‘people’ and ‘places’.
A panel of industry experts judged a list of the highest quality projects and teams from around England and Wales to showcase solutions to complex technical or construction issues, site constraints, technical innovation and the building control professionalism that leads to safe, sustainable and high quality construction projects.
LABC is delighted to announce the winner of the Best Non-residential New Build is the Medical Technologies Innovation Facility at Nottingham Trent University.
The judges emphasised the £23m research facility at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus design that allowed revolutionary medical technologies to be brough to market. This required laboratory space, engineering bays and GMP Grade C cleanrooms, as well as space for processing and prototype development. The highly specialised remit meant a close working relationship between all parties was needed throughout the construction phase. The Building Control team produced schedules of the detailed information required from the various consultants and sub-contractors to assist the architect in managing the flow of information required to secure a fully approved building.
Congratulating the team, Lorna Stimpson, LABC Chief Executive said,
“These new style awards reflect LABC’s new focus on skills, quality and competency and reflect the best in construction from a technical perspective. At all stages of this project, Building Control were an integral part of the design team, suggesting potential solutions and investigating various alternative ways of securing compliance. Erewash’s building control team were very open to negotiated solutions and always willing to discuss specific solutions relevant to particular building users”.
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