Rotherham buildings awarded for excellence

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Several new buildings in Rotherham have been honoured at the South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards.

The Brook Meadows housing development in Aston, the new building for funeral directors J Parkinson and Sons in Westgate, Maltby Academy and the Lilly Hall Primary School were all successful.

The awards, which recognise building excellence during the year, are organised by building control departments of local authorities across South Yorkshire and the Humber.

Builders and developers undertaking projects in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, North Lincolnshire, North-East Lincolnshire and Hull are all eligible to take part.

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.

Sheffield family business W. Redmile & Sons, were the winners in the ‘Best Housing Development’ category for Brook Meadows in Aston. The site comprises 200 units off Mansfield Road

The recent re-build of Maltby Academy helped BAM Construction pick up the top award for the ‘Best Education Project’. BAM Construction has transformed the existing site to provide over 10,000m² of modern teaching facilities in both new and refurbished buildings.

Eton Construction, which is based in Rotherham’s Wellgate, achieved a ‘Highly Commended’ award for its nomination in the ‘Best Commercial Project Up To £1 million’. They are responsible for the new building in Westgate, Rotherham, for undertakers, J Parkinson and Sons.

The final Rotherham project, achieving ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Best Small Community Project’ category, was Maltby’s Lilly Hall Primary School. It was designed by James Cox of Rotherham Borough Council’s Design and Projects department and built by local contractor George Hurst and Sons Ltd.

The successful projects are now eligible for nomination to the national LABC - Local Authority Building Control finals - to be held in London later in the year.