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Building Excellence in Wigan
Tuesday 25th May, 2010

Building Excellence in Wigan
A Boardman and Tricklebank were also presented with an award by Wigan Council late last year for the Standish Pumphouse.

Builders, architects and Wigan Council officers have been celebrating success at a major construction awards ceremony this week.

Bolton’s Reebok Stadium was the venue for the Local Authority Building Excellence Awards, which showcased the best in construction from Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

Annually across the region, well over 30,000 projects – from small domestic extensions to multimillion pound commercial developments – come across the desks of council building control surveyors. Wigan Council deals with well over a thousand each year, meaning that any which receive awards really are the best of the best.

Wigan Council’s building control manager Paul Swift says: “The Pumphouse in Standish and the housing development at Mere Oaks both received commendations from the panel, and deservedly so as fine examples of the high quality developments the council handles each year."

The 91 finalists represented the very best 0.3% projects in the North West, and included these from Wigan:

  • A domestic extension in Withnell Close built by Westgate Building Contractors

  • The Pumphouse - a detached house off Wigan Lane, Wigan by A. Boardman / Tricklebank (commended)

  • The Belong Nursing Home at Platt Bridge constructed by G & J Seddon

  • An office extension in Standish by Woodscope Jordan Ltd of Leigh

  • The Newfield Jones Homes Mere Oaks housing development on Wigan Lane Wigan (commended)

The commended entrants came away with a glass trophy to mark their success. All of the Wigan finalists were winners of our own local awards held last December and had been subsequently nominated for the wider regional awards by the Wigan Council building control surveyors who had dealt with their projects.

Deputy council leader and regeneration champion, Cllr David Molyneux, says: “I was delighted to meet the individuals behind these schemes earlier this year and congratulate them for their part in regenerating our borough. When development occurs that respects our heritage and creates attractive new buildings, we should all be proud.”

You can see more of the award winners online at www.labcawards.org/north-west-region.htm

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