The Local Authority Building Excellence Awards
The LABC Building Excellence Regional Awards are the largest business to business awards in the building control sector. They celebrate buildings and design teams that have overcome the challenges of complex technical and construction issues. They put the spotlight on innovative and creative building work completed in their region.
We are delighted that three of our nominees won their Award categories at the LABC South East Awards. All our winners deserved their place, which is testament to the quality and standards achieved by those involved. As a building control Partnership, we are proud to work with construction professionals who have a real passion for what they do and consistently achieve the highest standards. We will be crossing our fingers for everyone at the Grand Finals on 27 January 2023.
- Best Partnership with a Local Authority - Mark Alford Design
- Best Residential and Small Commercial Designer – Folkes Architects
Nominations were submitted for two members of the Sussex Building Control team, Faye Hooker for Best Newcomer and Dawn Whamond for Public Service Superstar. We were delighted to hear that Dawn won Public Service Superstar. Working in the construction industry for 22 years, Dawn is responsible for Technical Support, a vital role working with surveyors and customers.
For the category, Best Small Social Housing Development, Pathfield in Rudwick was nominated. This remarkable transformation began when 6 bungalows were all affected by severe subsidence and were ‘not fit for purpose’, sitting empty since 2018. This has provided six incredible new homes. Although Pathfield didn’t win, the nomination celebrates the successful collaboration between Building Control, Sunninghill Construction and Saxon Weald.
"Sunninghill Construction continually grow a positive working relationship with us and their supply chain. They offered a quality service to the applicant, in this case Saxon Weald. We share similar values and they encourage safe working practices in a sustainable manner - that is how they exceed expectations."
LABC Awards 2021
Every year we are proud to nominate a small number of the best projects and people we have worked with to the LABC SE Awards. The Awards celebrate not only great design and build standards but teamwork, compliance with building regulations and several other aspects of the project and the project team.
We are delighted that this year three of our nominees won their Award categories at the LABC SE Awards and were Finalists and the LABC Awards.
Our Finalists were:
- Newcomer of the Year award: Connor Hesling, Apprentice Building Control Surveyor
- Public Service Superstar award: Sarah Collard, Customer Support Administrator
- Best Non-Residential New Build: The Glebe Surgery, Storrington
All our winners deserved their place, which is testament to the quality and standards achieved by those involved. As a building control Partnership, we are proud to work with construction professionals who have a real passion for what they do and consistently achieve the highest standards.
Further information on all our finalists can be found on our press release
Success at the 2020 Awards
Horsham District Council’s Sussex Building Control team scooped two major business awards at the 2020 South East Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards.
First up, they won the Best Partnership award with Gaffney Architecture who are a Horsham based business.
They also secured the Best Social or Affordable Housing Development award for the construction of the Newtimber Close development in Southgate, Crawley, a development of some 44 new homes.
LABC Building Excellence Awards 2019
The LABC South East Awards 2019 took place at The Grand in Brighton on Friday 21 June 2019. Over 300 guests were in attendance from the construction industry which covers five regions: Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
We are pleased to announce that The Apex Apartments, Ifield Road, Crawley; project team: Crest Nicholson, HGP Architects, Crest Nicholson Regeneration in conjunction with Sussex Building Control won ‘Best High Volume New Housing Development'.
Three Bridges Road, Crawley; project team: Kennedy Construction and Project Management in conjunction with Sussex Building Control received ‘Highly Commended: Best Small New Housing Development'.
The evening’s winners are automatically entered into the Grand Finals which took place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London in November.
Further information on all our finalists can be found on our Press release.
Photos of the night and details of all the winners can be found on the LABC website.