Cumbria housebuilder beats competition to win coveted industry awardPosted on November 13, 2018 | Awards, Property
This year’s Building Excellence Awards Grand Finals took place on Friday 9 November 2018.
A record-breaking 860 attendees from the world of building and local authority building control attended our biggest ever event, held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge and hosted by Jon Culshaw, comedian and impressionist best known for Dead Ringers on Radio 4.
Cumbria-based housebuilder Russell Armer Homes has notched up a prestigious win in the LABC North Building Excellence Awards 2018.
Kendal development The Avenue captured the imagination of LABC judges in the hotly contested category of Best Small New Housing Development, securing a well-deserved win for the Russell Armer team at the awards ceremony on Friday 15 June at The Hilton Hotel, Newcastle.
The development has attracted praise for its sympathetic transformation of what was a challenging, steeply sloping site adjacent to established housing on Vicarage Drive. The 15 homes make the most of the location and its rooftop views towards Kendal Castle, demonstrating just what can be achieved on a constrained site when a commitment to design, construction and project management excellence is prioritised.
Russell Armer Homes Architect, Richard Wood:
‘We’re really chuffed to have won this prize, especially considering the strength of the competition from national builders. We are particularly proud of The Avenue as we’ve been able to turn an awkward, space-limited site into a really smart development that not only provides comfortable, modern accommodation for residents – including five affordable homes – but that enhances the wider area.’
Russell Armer also made the shortlist for the LABC North Building Excellence Awards for Cragg Close in Kendal and for the LABC North West Awards for The Sheiling in Arkholme, held last month.
The win means that Russell Armer qualifies as a finalist in the LABC Grand Finals 2018 which are due to take place on Friday 9 November at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London.
The LABC awards celebrate achievements in the construction industry. They reward ‘excellent buildings and outstanding companies’. The LABC network covers all local authorities in England and Wales and is split into twelve regions, each of which awards its own prizes.
Photo caption: Jon Culshaw, Mike Selby and LABC president Chris Griffith-Jones at the awards ceremony.