LABC Building Excellence Awards 2021 winner: Best Purpose Built Accommodation
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 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 Purpose Built Accommodation is Woodside Care Village, Warwick.
The judges reflected that Woodside Care Village is a new innovative 72 bed development which was created as a home for residents living with dementia that enhances their quality of life through one of three lifestyles based on town, country and classical living. Site access and parking was constrained and asbestos needed to be removed as part of site clearance. The project team were delighted with the engagement from Warwick Building Control who attended a number of pre application meetings to discuss and assist with the design – particularly the fire engineering solutions, external balconies and phased evacuation policy.
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. Warwick Building Control have established an excellent relationship with Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service and this ensured the design moved forward with solutions developed and accepted to show compliance with the building regulations as a fire engineered design.”
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