Two Aylesbury Vale projects win regional building excellence awards
Archived press release
Date Published: 20/07/11
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Two building schemes in Aylesbury Vale have won regional Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards.
The Aylesbury Waterside Theatre scooped awards for best community project and best community building and was also the winner of the supreme award for the best entry throughout the central region.
A Guinness South housing scheme in Station Road, Quainton, also received awards for best social or affordable housing and best housing built by a large developer.
The two winning projects have been automatically entered into the National LABC Building Excellence Awards which will be held in London in November.
Councillor Sue Polhill, Cabinet Member for Planned Development, Design and Conservation said: “I am very pleased that both of these excellent projects have won regional awards. This demonstrates the success of the good relationships that our building control teams have with contractors and developers. It is a great achievement and I’m delighted the judges decided they were worthy winners.”
She added: “The theatre is proving to be a great success, adding to the vibrancy of the town centre. The housing scheme in Quainton has been a great opportunity for local families to remain in the area.”
The awards are held every year to celebrate the best of the construction industry in the LABC central region including Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. They highlight the key role building control teams play in achieving the highest possible standards of construction in terms of safe, accessible, environmentally efficient buildings that comply with building regulations.
The qualifying criteria was that a project must have been under the supervision of local authority building control and must have included a good working relationship with building control officers.
Aylesbury Vale District Council’s building control team ensures that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the building regulations, and that all buildings are designed to safeguard the health and safety of people in and around them.
For more information on legislation around any building or renovations you plan to carry out on your property, visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/planning-building or call 01296 585459.