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Council celebrates success

Posted onPosted on 15th Jun

Work carried out by Mansfield District Council’s Building Control team has been recognised by the prestigious LABC Building Excellence Awards for the East Midlands.

The resident site agent of the year category was won by project manager Gerry Doherty, of Keepmoat, for the Poppy Fields extra care scheme off Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield.

The scheme, which has been developed by Mansfield District Council in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, includes 64 new homes, which will enable people over the age of 55, who have support or care needs, to live as independently as possible.

Steve Corrigan, from Lynnic Associates Ltd, who won the best local builder or traditional craftsperson category, acknowledged the help he had received from the council.

Around 350 guests from Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire attended the awards in Leicester.

Director of Place and Wellbeing at Mansfield District Council, Martyn Saxton, said: “This was a great night for our Building Control team and the companies they have supported.

“It highlights again the team’s professionalism and dedication to enabling and supporting people to get the best possible solutions in their building projects.”

The LABC awards are not judged on architectural beauty, but on the ‘excellence’ shown from a construction and technical building control point of view. The awards showcase building and design teams that have had to address technical issues or difficult sites and have come up with innovative and creative solutions.

The region’s finalists will now go forward to the LABC grand final awards in London, in November. Pictured, from left, are James Ellis, Keepmoat; Tony Green, MDC Building Control; winner Gerry Doherty; David Pratt, MDC Building Control; and Samuel Bispham, Ashley Watson and Nathan Brough, of Keepmoat.