LABC West of England Winners & Highly Commended 2023

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West of England Awards 2023
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, LABC

Meet the winners...

Winner: Best Residential Extension

Residential - Best Extension, Elmcroft, Royal Wootton Bassett

Elmcroft, Royal Wootton Bassett

  • Project Team: PKA Architects, Iain Case, Graham Adkins Construction
  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council

 

Winner: Best Residential Conversion or Alteration to an Existing Home

Residential - Best Conversion or Alteration to an Existing Home, Skara Brae, Bath

Skara Brae, Bath

  • Project Team: Hetreed Ross Architects, SBS Design & Build, Matthew Butters
  • Local Authority: Bath & North East Somerset Council

 

Winner: Best Residential Conversion to a Single New Home

Residential - Best Conversion to a Single New Home, Barn At Berry Farm, South Cerney

Barn At Berry Farm, South Cerney

  • Project Team: Dawson & Marsh Ltd, A L Associate Surveyors Ltd, Mr & Mrs Jeffery
  • Local Authority: Cotswold District Council

 

Winner: Best Individual New Home

Residential - Best Individual New Home, Cynthia House, Bath

Cynthia House, Bath

  • Project Team: I.S Property Developments Ltd, Mr Johann Gulotti
  • Local Authority: Bath & North East Somerset Council

 

Winner: Best Residential & Small Commercial Builder

Best Residential & Small Commercial Builder - Ross Parsons, Ross Parsons Building Contractor Ltd

Ross Parsons, Ross Parsons Building Contractor Ltd

  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council
Best Residential & Small Commercial Builder - Ben Robinson, R & R Design and Build

Ben Robinson, R & R Design and Build

  • Local Authority: Swindon Borough Council

 

Winner: Construction Specialist of the Year

Darren Cawkwell, Hills Homes Developments Ltd

Darren Cawkwell, Hills Homes Developments Ltd

  • Local Authority: Swindon Borough Council

 

Winner: Best Small New Housing Development 

New Housing - Best Small New Housing Development - 5 units or fewer (for private sale or rent), Lambridge Buildings Mews, Bath & North East Somerset

Lambridge Buildings Mews, Bath & North East Somerset

  • Project Team: Wraxall Builders, Lewellyn Harkwer Lowe Architects, Lambridge Ventures Ltd, Elements Design
  • Local Authority: Bath & North East Somerset Council

 

Winner: Best Medium Volume New Housing Development 

New Housing - Best Medium Volume New Housing Development - 6 to 30 units (for private sale or rent), Manor Farm, Wiltshire

Manor Farm, Wiltshire

  • Project Team: Acorn Construction (Newbury) Ltd, Property Design Studio Ltd, Rivar Ltd
  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council

 

Winner: Best High Volume New Housing Development 

Best High Volume New Housing Development - Old Pump House, Bedminster Down

Old Pump House, Bedminster Down

  • Project Team: Newland Homes, Caudles, Rowntree Partnership, MIFE of CWB Ltd, Matrix Acoustics, Avonside Renewables
  • Local Authority: Bristol City Council

 

Winner: Best Large Social Housing Development

New Housing - Best Large Social Housing (more than 30 units), Former George Gay Gardens, Swindon

Former George Gay Gardens, Swindon

  • Project Team: Willmott Dixon, Quattro Design Architects
  • Local Authority: Swindon Borough Council

 

Winner: Best Purpose Built Accommodation

New Housing - Best Purpose Built Accommodation, Eign Gate, Herefordshire

Eign Gate, Herefordshire

  • Project Team: Hook Mason, Lola Property Investment
  • Local Authority: Herefordshire Council

 

Winner: Best Residential Site Manager

Michael Kord, Hills Homes Ltd

Michael Kord, Hills Homes Ltd

  • Local Authority: Swindon Borough Council

 

Winner: Best Non-residential Extension, Alteration or Conversion

Non-residential - Best Extension, Alteration or Conversion, The Forge & Fern Cafè Bar & Restaurant, Bristol

The Forge & Fern Cafè Bar & Restaurant, Bristol

  • Project Team: CMS Group Ltd, Vertex Investment Group, CMS Architects, Brunel Integrated Services Ltd, Morgan Structural Ltd
  • Local Authority: South Gloucestershire Council

 

Winner: Best Non-residential New Build

 
Best Non-residential New Build - Unity Place, Swindon

Unity Place, Swindon

  • Project Team: Skanska Construction UK Ltd (Image credited by MATT Architecture / Fred Howarth) 
  • Local Authority: Swindon Borough Council

 

Winner:  Best Public or Community Building

Non-residential - Best Public or Community Building, The Arc Climbing Centre, Wiltshire

The Arc Climbing Centre, Wiltshire

  • Project Team: CMS Group Ltd, Rigg Construction (Southern) Ltd, Artel31, Chippenham Borough Lands Charity, CMS Project Managers & Surveyors Ltd, Giraffe Engineering, CANVAS Spaces, Greengauge
  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council 

 

Winner: Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team

Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team - Kenneth and Edwards Ltd with Swindon Borough Council

Kenneth and Edwards Ltd with Swindon Borough Council


Meet the Highly Commended...

Highly Commended: Best Residential Extension

Best Residential Extension - Bloomfield Road, Bath

Bloomfield Road, Bath

  • Project Team: Phil Cook Builders & Contractors, SM Harris and Associates, Conall Platts
  • Local Authority: Bath & North East Somerset Council

 

Highly Commended: Best Individual New Home

Residential - Best Individual New Home, Millpond House, Bristol

Millpond House, Bristol

  • Project Team: whiteBOX architects Ltd, Seahorse Construction Ltd, Andy Bamford 
  • Local Authority: Bath & North East Somerset Council

 

Highly Commended: Best Residential & Small Commercial Builder

Best Residential & Small Commercial Builder - Jack Humphrys, The Open Plan Man

Jack Humphrys, The Open Plan Man

  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council

 

Highly Commended: Best Large Social Housing Development

New Housing - Best Large Social Housing (more than 30 units), Land To The South Of Quercus Road, Gloucestershire

Land To The South Of Quercus Road, Gloucestershire

  • Project Team: EG Carter & Co Ltd, Quattro Design Architects Ltd, Bromford
  • Local Authority: Cotswold District Council

 

Highly Commended: Best Residential Site Manager

Best Residential Site Manager - Paul Burns, Ashford Homes

Paul Burns, Ashford Homes

  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council
Best Residential Site Manager - Robert Mustoe, EG Carter & Co Ltd

Robert Mustoe, EG Carter & Co Ltd

  • Local Authority: Cotswold District Council

 

Highly Commended: Best Non-residential Extension, Alteration or Conversion

Best Non-residential Extension, Alteration or Conversion - Newark Works, Bath

Newark Works, Bath

  • Project Team: BAM, Ferguson Mann Architects, TCN UK
  • Local Authority: Bath & North East Somerset Council

 

Highly Commended: Best Non-residential New Build

Non-residential - Best New Build, Woodlands Nursery, Cheltenham

Woodlands Nursery, Cheltenham

  • Project Team: EG Carter and Co Ltd, Roberts Limbrick, Cheltenham College
  • Local Authority: Cheltenham & Tewkesbury Building Control Service

 

Highly Commended: Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team

Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team - Eastabrook Architects with Cotsworld District Council

Eastabrook Architects with Cotsworld District Council

Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team - SJP Architectural Consultants Ltd with South Gloucestershire Council

SJP Architectural Consultants Ltd with South Gloucestershire Council


Again, congratulations all, and please feel free to spread your success far and wide by sharing the winners' page and if you're adding them on social media don't forget to use #LABCawards and @labcuk

 

Are you a regional winner?

Don't forget to book your place at the Grand Finals taking place on 19 January 2024

 

 

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