South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence AwardsPublished Monday, 1st June 2015
Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.
Both old and new developments across the borough as well as a refurbished primary school, were all successful in this year's South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards 2014.
The Wentworth Grange housing development in Manvers; a new bespoke detached house in Treeton; the Brooklands Croft housing development in Wales; a newly-restored cottage in Lindrick Dale and the extended and refurbished Wath C of E Primary School, all featured in the awards, which recognise building excellence during the year.
Builders and developers undertaking projects in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, North Lincolnshire, North-East Lincolnshire and Hull are all eligible to take part in this highly-respected awards scheme, which is organised by building control departments of local authorities across South Yorkshire and the Humber, and is now in its eighth year.
The projects were judged on a range of criteria including compliance with building regulations, accessibility, inclusive environment and sustainability, as well as client and customer satisfaction.
Amberdale Developments, a Rotherham-based builder and developer, was a ‘finalist’ for its nomination in the 'Best Individual Dwelling’ category for a bespoke stone-built detached house in Treeton.
W. Redmile and Sons, a family-owned business based in Sheffield, was the ‘Winner’ for the second year running - this time in the 'Best Small Housing Development’ category for Brooklands Croft in Wales. Situated in the heart of Wales, this is a development of 17 bespoke units ranging from townhouses to large detached dwellings.
Rotherham based C.S. Surveying and Architectural Design Limited were finalists in the ‘Best Domestic Restoration and Conversion’ category for their sensitive remodelling and refurbishment of a former mill worker's cottage in Lindrick Dale, which dates from the 1700s.
Rotherham also had a successful housing development project with the Wentworth Grange development in Manvers. Ben Bailey Homes was the ‘Winner’ in the ‘Best Large Housing Development’ category.
Manvers Way is a large residential development consisting of 252 quality, high specification two, three and four-bedroom homes and two-bedroom apartments. The construction of the houses began in 2007 and was finally completed in 2014.
The final Rotherham project featured in the ‘Best Education Project’ category. It was for the extension and refurbishment works to Wath Church of England Primary School. The project was designed by James Cox of Rotherham Council's Design and Projects department and was built by local contractor George Hurst and Sons Ltd.
Another success for Rotherham was with local contractor Eton Construction. Although their project was not based in Rotherham the company achieved a ‘Winners’ award for its nomination in the 'Best Individual Dwelling’. The Rotherham company is responsible for a new house in Tickhill and was nominated by Doncaster Borough Council.
The icing on the cake at the awards event was when the Ben Bailey Homes project Wentworth Grange, Manvers was announced ‘Winner of Winners’. This development beat all other nine category ‘Winners’ to win the most prestigious award of the night.
All the successful projects in the South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards 2014 are now eligible for nomination to the national LABC - Local Authority Building Control Finals - to be held in London later in the year.
The awards also helps charity by sponsoring local charity PACT. Based at at the Sheffield Childrens' Hospital, PACT provides practical and emotional support for children and their families throughout their cancer and leukaemia treatment. Around £2,000 was raised for the charity by hosting a golf day and a raffle.