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Building Excellence in Wigan Borough
Thursday 21st March, 2013

Building Excellence in Wigan Borough
John Greenhalgh with Cllr David Molyneux

Building projects across Wigan Borough have been recognised in this year’s ‘Building Excellence and Urban Design Awards.’

The annual awards ceremony, organised by Wigan Council, recognises excellence in the design and construction of new domestic and commercial properties in the borough, as well as refurbishments and conservation schemes.

Two overall winners were selected from both the ‘design’ and ‘construction’ category. Winstanley College won the overall Urban Design award for its multi-million pound extension, while Old Prospect Brewery in Standish won overall award for Building Excellence for its sensitive approach to protecting the heritage of the original building.

Architectural and engineering firm, Pick Everard, who delivered the college extension, collected their Urban Design prize from John O’Neill, Chair of the borough’s Heritage and Environment Network and council deputy leader Cllr David Molyneux.

The judges John O’Neill chair of the borough’s Heritage and Environment Network and George Hollinsworth from the Wigan Civic Trust commented that the extension enhanced the college’s appearance and provided a new, state of the art media and performance facility.

John Greenhalgh, overall Building Excellence winner for the Old Prospect Brewery in Standish also collected his prize, with judges noting the care taken to construct a traditional masonry extension in keeping with the existing building.

Councillor David Molyneux deputy leader of Wigan Council, said: “Every time we hold an event such as this, it gives a clear reminder that successful building and good design is all about partnership.

"As a council we cannot make real improvements to our communities without the commitment and expertise of local architects, designers and construction firms.

“These awards continue to recognise and promote construction excellence and good design quality in the borough. I'd like to congratulate all those recognised."

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