LABC East Anglia Winners & Highly Commended 2020

Norwich Cathedral - East Anglia building excellence awards

It's been a strange and unsettling year and we're gutted that we haven't been able to hold the LABC Building Excellence Awards Regional and Grand Finals events in the offline world in 2020. However, we're very pleased to be able to announce the winners and highly commended from the East Anglia region awards, nonetheless.

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I firmly believe that one of the best ways to see more good work is to praise building excellence and publicly acknowledge companies, designers, site managers and trades people who go the extra mile because of the pride they have in their work.
Lorna Stimpson, Chief Executive of LABC

Watch our East Anglia winners and highly commended video!

With a short introduction by LABC Chief Executive Lorna Stimpson:

Winner: Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Dwelling

Best Ext - Grantchester - LABC AWARDS 2020 - W


Grantchester Street, Cambridge

  • Project Team: CS Torbett Ltd, State of Design Ltd, Andrew Fiddian-Green, Structural Engineers Cambridge, Green Heat Ltd
  • Local Authority: 3C Building Control

Winner: Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson

Maple Building Services

  • Project Team: Maple Building Services
  • Local Authority: Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils

Winner: Best Change of Use of an Existing Building

Best Change - Brentwood Town Hall - LABC AWARDS 2020 - W


Brentwood Town Hall

  • Project Team: Farrans Construction, Ingleton Wood Martindales, Brentwood Borough Council
  • Local Authority: Brentwood Borough Council

Winner: Best Individual New Home

Best Ind New - Beach House - LABC AWARDS 2020 - W


Beach House, Essex

  • Project Team: Essex Heritage Properties, Spatial Design Architects, Mark Gordon, Brentwood Borough Council, Clive Adams Associates
  • Local Authority: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Winner: Best Small New Housing Development

Best Small New Hou - Fallowfield - LABC AWARDS 2020 - W


Fallowfield, Cambridge

  • Project Team: Dean & Dean Construction Ltd, PiP Architecture, Fallowfield Property Ltd
  • Local Authority: 3C Building Control

Winner: Best High Volume New Housing Development

Best High New Hou - The Winerack - LABC AWARDS 2020 - W


The Winerack, Ipswich

  • Project Team: R G Carter, Ingleton Wood, Ipswich Wharf Developments, 
  • Local Authority: Ipswich Borough Council

Winner: LABC Warranty Site Manager Award

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Mark Hardy

  • Site: Longwood Fields, Melton
  • Company: Bloor Homes

Winner: Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development

Bluebells, Reydon, Suffolk - LABC AWARDS 2020


Bluebells, Reydon, Suffolk

  • Project Team: Wellington Construction, Ingleton Wood, Orbit Homes
  • Local Authority: East Suffolk Council

Winner: Best Public Service or Educational Building

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The Nook, Framlingham Earl, Norwich

  • Project Team: R G Carter, Barefoot & Gilles Ltd, East Anglia's Children's Hospices, Rossi Long, Eyre Building Services Group, Aqua-blue Ltd, Mike Ayres Design
  • Local Authority: CNC Building Control

Winner: Best Small Commercial Project

Best Small Comm - Black Burn - LABC AWARDS 2020 - W


Black Barn, Guyhirn, Wisbech

  • Project Team: NB Construction UK Ltd, Swann Edwards, 
  • Local Authority: CNC Building Control

Winner: Best Large Commercial Project

Best Large Comm - Riverside - LABC AWARDS 2020 - W


Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre, Chelmsford

  • Project Team: Kier Construction Eastern, Pick Everard, Chelmsford City Council
  • Local Authority: Chelmsford City Council

Winner: LABC Construction Professional of the Year

Cons Prof - Paul Blackshaw - LABC AWARDS 2020 - W


Paul Blackshaw

  • Project Team: Higgins Homes PLC
  • Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council

Winner: Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team

Studio 35 Architecture

  • Project Team: Studio 35 Architecture
  • Local Authority: East Suffolk Council

Highly Commended: Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Dwelling

East Anglia - Best Extension - HC - St Barnabas Road, Cambridge


St Barnabas Road, Cambridge

  • Project Team: NG Uttridge, Harvey Norman Architects
  • Local Authority: 3C Building Control

Highly Commended: Best Public Service or Educational Building

Best Public - Sybil Andrews Academy - LABC AWARDS 2020 - HC


Sybil Andrews Academy, Bury St Edmunds

  • Project Team: Barnes Construction, Concertus Design & Property Consultants, Suffolk County Council 
  • Local Authority: West Suffolk Building Control

Highly Commended: LABC Construction Professional of the Year

Cons Prof - Jamie Tennant - HC


Jamie Tennant

  • Project Team: Wellington Construction 
  • Local Authority: East Suffolk Council

Highly Commended: LABC Warranty Site Manager Award

Peter Flatt - LABC


Peter Flatt

  • Site: Former Tooks Bakery Site, Ipswich 
  • Company: Gipping Construction Ltd

Highly Commended: LABC Warranty Site Manager Award

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Michael Spalding

  • Site: Trinity Meadows, Stowupland
  • Company: Bloor Homes Limited

Thank you to our supporters

Supporters of this year's LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards are Actis InsulationJewsonBuild AviatorLABC AcousticsLABC Warranty and Polypipe

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The President's Charity 

This year's charity, chosen by current President Anthony Oloyede is Construction Youth Trust whose aim is to inspire and enable young people to overcome barriers and discover a career in the construction and built environment sector. 

Find out how to be an online volunteer with Construction Youth Trust or donate to the Trust.

The 2021 awards

Unfortunately because of COVID-19 we've had to announce our regional winners later than usual this year and there therefore won’t be a Grand Finals for 2020.

However, we’ll be in touch with details of how to enter the 2021 awards when they’re open for entries.


(Top picture "Norwich Cathedral" by Leo Reynolds)


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