LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards back again for 2019

Guests mingling at the LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2019

The LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards took place at Leicester's landmark art deco building the Athena on Friday 17 May 2019. Over 300 guests attended from across the construction industry including representatives from Peveril Homes, Willmott Dixon and Keepmoat Homes.

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The LABC Building Excellence Awards features buildings and design teams that have come up against complex technical or construction issues and building site constraints. The awards also highlight building solutions that demonstrate innovation and creativity.

Event highlights

Awards were presented by Matthew Hoggard CBE, former England and Leicestershire County cricketer and on the night there were 15 winners and five high commendations – see all of the award-winners here. Winning projects included Wyndham Lodge in Melton Mowbray, the Cripps Health Centre at the University of Nottingham and the RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Nottinghamshire (Best Small Commercial Project, pictured below).

RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Nottinghamshire

More than £3,500 was raised for LABC President Dave Sharp's charity of the year We Build the Future. The charity is committed to supporting people who work in the construction and built environment sector and face the challenge of dealing with cancer in their lives.

"These awards are different. They aren’t about good looks or fancy design (although many winners incorporate both). They are about quality and standards. No other building awards look at how well buildings are put together from start to finish and the skills and competencies of those who design and construct them. We are very proud of everyone involved – they show the way ahead for the industry."
Paul Everall CBE, Chief Executive at LABC

Photos from the East Midlands LABC awards night 2019

The LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2019 at the Athena in Leicester

Guests dining at the LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2019

Winners on stage at the LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2019

View and download all photos from the event

Thanks to our sponsors

Representatives of LABC sponsors including Abbey Pynford, Jewson and Build Aviator presented trophies and certificates to all the winners and highly commended projects and individuals.

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Winners automatically go into the Grand Finals which will be held on Friday 8 November 2019 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London. Join us and celebrate the best of building control professionalism that leads to safe, sustainable and high quality construction projects.


Mercia Maria piazza

Submitted 3 years 1 month ago

Can not believe our entry was beaten by a travel lodge ! it had to be least appealing or difficult looking building to achieve, On view we all put it to the bottom of the list of winners...perhaps we did not sell ourselves properly ?

My thoughts was cast back on the fact that we had won this category before and the national awards inc the chairman’s on a similar build four years previously, This building from a site managers prospective, was twice as hard to build and finished to much higher standard than the last, the roof alone was a work of art using an array of traditional skills craftsman.
I very much doubt the travel lodge winner had the workmanship put into its building or the degree of thought needed Needed to achieve the piazza building.
It might sound like sour grapes, Id say its made a mockery of the awards when a local land mark building gets beat by a plain looking rectangular travel lodge... !

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