The new Bury Hospice built by construction specialist Seddon has been named Best Community Building in the LABC North West Building Excellence Awards.
Designed by Condy Lofthouse Architects, the modern 12-bedroom hospice, which also has a large daycare department, opened in March 2013.
The Building Excellence award, presented in a ceremony at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium, recognises its innovative and accessible design; the high-quality and efficiency of the construction team and excellent environmental performance of the completed building.
LABC chief executive Paul Everall says: "Our regional Building Excellence Awards are an opportunity to celebrate good practice. All our winners demonstrated how attention to detail and a positive working relationship with Building Control departments can achieve high quality and sustainable buildings fit for the future. Our awards are unique because they recognise how the work of local authority surveyors helps to improve building standards and boost sustainability and efficiency.
"This state-of-the-art hospice and day centre is a tribute to all those involved in the design and build. Frequent communications between the project team and building control solved any on-site problems during construction and delivered a building of the highest environmental and energy efficient standards.”
Seddon chief executive Jonathan Seddon says: "We are very proud of our involvement in helping create this new community building and are delighted that the hard work and expertise of everyone who worked on the scheme has been recognised by the Building Excellence Awards.”
The project will now go forward to be judged against other regional winners in the national LABC Building Excellence Awards later this year.
Hospice chief executive Jacqui Comber says: "I am delighted to see that all our hard work and creativity have received this recognition and we look forward to attending the national awards in London.”
Photo: Pictured at the award presentation are, left to right, Rob Thorpe, from Bury Council’s building control department; Frank Horrocks from Seddon; Paul Holdaway, Bury Council’s building control department; Mark Wright of Condy Lofthouse Architects; Eloise Burke, Bury Hospice; Jason Maher, Condy Lofthouse Architects; Jacqui Comber, Bury Hospice chief executive.
Notes to Editors: National family-owned building, painting and maintenance specialist Seddon Construction has a turnover in excess of £160 million and employs close to 1,000 people in England and Wales. With a track record spanning over 115 years across all sectors, Seddon Construction provides comprehensive construction and maintenance services from its regional offices in the North West, the South West, and the Midlands.
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