Cheshire East Council’s wholly owned building regulations company, Civicance, has seen three local developers pick up prestige awards, and head for the national finals in London.
The regional ‘Building Excellence’ awards celebrate quality construction work and good partnership working between house builders and the local authority.
With a total of 29 finalists from the borough in 15 different categories, Cheshire East developments picked up three overall winners and two ‘highly commended’ awards.
Knutsford-based Modern Unique Developments collected the award for best local builder or traditional craftsperson. They were recognised for their consistent high quality of craft and skills in the region.
Hulmerfield Hall at Sandbach Farm impressed the judges for its quality of build and the award for best individual new home went to Bartholomew Homes, Nigel Daly Design and James Harrison for this construction.
A partnership of Armitage Construction, Buttress, National Trust and SALT Architects took the category for best small commercial project for their project at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal. They were recognised for their sensitivity to the local environment and how the design supported the commercial purpose of the building.
Civicance managing director Ian Bunn said: “These fantastic achievements highlight the commitment to building excellence in Cheshire East, and the benefit of strong, reliable working relationships between industry professionals and the local authority building control.
“Every year, the contribution to the awards from this region demonstrates the quality of the area’s house-building and construction sector. Everyone involved shows a true commitment to quality and deserves this recognition.
“Our local building control team takes great pride supporting these nominations and we wish our winners every luck for the national awards later this year.”
Councillor Ainsley Arnold, cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, said: “This council recognises the high standards achieved by architects, designers and builders and it is fitting that those companies and individuals should also be recognised at regional and national level.
“I congratulate the winners and those shortlisted and I am grateful to the Civicance team for the excellent work that they do.”
The event – organised by Local Authority Building Control on behalf of all councils in the region – took place at the Emirates Old Trafford.
Highly commended awards went to Henderson Homes and Calder Peel Architects for Seven Steps, Wilmslow and to Seddon Homes for Campion Point, Sandbach.
To find out more about the services provided by Civicance and the full list of finalists visit: www.civicance.co.uk