LABC Building Excellence Awards 2021 winner: Best Small New Housing Development

Press Release

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 Small New Housing Development is Lyncroft House, Bagendon, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

The judges considered the project’s commitment and desire to ensure the three homes were carbon neutral, using local materials and labour and offered something contemporary in design and energy efficiency. The completed building has U values of 0.11 to 0.13 for the frame, floor and roof, with triple glazing at 0.7 and air tightness below 1. Pre-commencement meetings were held that ironed out the construction details, regular site visits carried out with the officer being contacted direct or direct through the Technical Support Team by phone or email and site visits arranged as required. 

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. This project showed how working cooperatively with the LABC team delivered results with issues on drainage, sewage and waterproofing all being resolved. The team took the approach of looking at issues as opportunities not problems.”

Further reading 

View a full list of LABC Grand Finals Winners and Highly Commended 2021



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