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Roll out the red carpet
Friday 21st February, 2014

Roll out the red carpet

The borough’s best building schemes have been recognised as outstanding at the annual ‘Building and Design Awards’.

Wigan Council organised the ceremony which aims to reward excellent design and construction work in Wigan Borough.

Domestic and commercial building projects are considered for the awards as well as conservation schemes and refurbishments.

The two overall winners were selected from both the ‘design’ and ‘construction’ categories. Mesnes Park won the overall Urban Design award, while Blundell’s Wood in Highfield won the overall award for Building Excellence.

Councillor David Molyneux, deputy leader of Wigan Council, said: “This ceremony showcases the fantastic and important construction and design work that goes on in our borough.

“As a council we cannot make real improvements to our communities without the commitment and expertise of local architects, designers and construction firms. I would like to congratulate all of the award winners and all of the projects considered for an award.”

SBS Architects and Ian Bright Architects, the companies that delivered the Mesnes Park renovations, collected their Urban Design award from Steve Normington, Wigan Council’s director of economy and skills and Councillor David Molyneux.

The judging panel, made up of: George Hollingsworth, Wigan Civic Trust; John O’Neill, chair of the Greenheart Partnership and students of Wigan and Leigh college, commented positively on the restorations made to Mesnes Park and noted the care in restoring buildings accurately.

David Wilson Homes, overall Building Excellence award winner for the Blundell’s Wood housing estate in Highfield also collected their prize at the award ceremony and were congratulated on the development of 65 new homes in the borough.

The ceremony was presented by toast master Peter Aust and was held on 19th February.

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