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LABC Building Excellence Awards 2021 Winner

We are delighted to announce that the LABC announced the Winner of the Best Medium Volume New Housing Development as…… The Rise, Harden!!!

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.

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.

The judges understood the project’s name – The Rise – was a nod to its difficult topography. The site, formerly coal sheds, sloped very steeply upward, which presented a significant challenge that needed to be overcome when designing the homes. As a result, both homes and gardens were designed with the use of split levels, providing more usable space, making the gardens easier to manage and maximising natural light throughout the day.

The latter part of this project took place during the pandemic, so the well-established, respectful working relationships between the team and LABC meant that all parties were able to adapt swiftly and find new, productive ways of working.

Congratulating us, 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. The Rise saw very effective communication, especially given that a sizeable portion of the work took place out during the pandemic and the decision to stop work entirely for several weeks during the first lockdown. The great rapport between the team and building control meant that close contact was maintained and they were able to quickly pivot to working more flexibly.”

A round of applause to us!

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