Outstanding building projects and considerate contractors in Cambridge region honoured
The building control service for Cambridge city, South Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire has held an award ceremony to celebrate the schemes, projects and people the shared service worked with during the past year.
3C Building Control, which checks new buildings are designed and constructed safely and in line with environmental standards, held its own inaugural Building Excellence Awards. The overall winners were selected from a number of nominations in the three award categories of ‘people’, ‘place’ and ‘3C values (consistency, collaboration and compliance)’.
3C Building Control Award Winners
- 3C Building Excellence Place Award Winner – Twenty Nine Architecture for its Baldock Way scheme, Cambridge.
- 3C Building Excellence People Award Winner – JPT Design Consultants for consistency and collaboration working with the 3C Building Control service.
- 3C Building Excellence Compliment Award – BBA Architects Butcher Bayley Architects (BBA).
- 3C Shared Services 3C Values Award Winner – Beechwood Estates and Development for demonstrating the 3C values of consistency, collaboration and compliance by creating new living, working and investment opportunities.
- 3C Shared Services 3C Values Award – Iain Liversage at Hill Group UK for demonstrating the 3C values of consistency, collaboration and compliance.
All of the award nominees will now be entered into this year’s national LABC Building Excellence Awards 2021.
Cllr Katie Thornburrow, executive councillor for planning policy and transport at Cambridge City Council, and an architect, said: “Cambridge and the surrounding region are renowned for architectural awards, but none of them would happen without world-beating construction of the buildings themselves, and that construction needs to be supervised.
“That is why the 3C Building Excellence Awards and the Considerate Contractor Awards are so important as a way to recognise the hard work involved in looking after the changes to our built environment, changes that affect the lives of everyone.
“I am pleased to be involved in recognising the outstanding achievements in building control this year, especially as it was such a difficult period for everyone as we coped with the pandemic and the stringent health measures that were imposed - and which changed so often.”
Considerate Contractor Award Winners
On the same day as the 3C Building Control Awards, Cambridge City Council held its annual Considerate Contractor Awards to honour firms that demonstrated significant efforts to minimise noise and disruption on their building projects.
Considerate Contractor Award in association with the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry: Morgan Sindall, for its project to construct a new student accommodation building on behalf of Trinity College in Round Church Street. Given the site location, traffic management throughout the project was important as was communication locally.
Certificates of Excellence:
- Barnes Construction - for its project on behalf of Trinity Hall to construct the Wong Avery Music Gallery in an extremely restricted location on Trinity Lane.
- 8Build - for its project at 58 Chesterton Road where a new residential and commercial space was built following the demolition of the existing bank premises.
- Cocksedge Building Contractors who constructed new accommodation buildings for Clare College on the site of the former St Regis building on Chesterton Road, in a prominent residential location.
The Cambridge City Council Works in Progress Award (awarded for ongoing projects of more than two years’ duration): SDC Builders Ltd for its ongoing project at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus - Project Atria, the construction of the University of Cambridge’s Heart and Lung Research Institute building.
The Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce Award for contractors undertaking small to medium-sized projects: Coulson Building Group for its work to refurbish the United Reformed Church in Downing Place, an extremely restricted site which needed careful site management.
Certificates of Excellence in this category:
- Carmelcrest - for its efforts in complying with the scheme when undertaking a number of challenging projects within the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site
- Foster Property Maintenance for its project in Brook’s Road where reroofing works were undertaken as well as replacement glazing and a new access staircase installed.