The projects that are championing construction in northern Lincs on the regional stage for 2017

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 21 Apr 2017

FROM a £6 million public investment to kickstart town centre regeneration, to a stunning village home's extension, these are the TWELVE projects vying for regional recognition for building excellence.

The Humber and South Yorkshire Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards are back, with the gala dinner celebration once again taking place at Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton.

And projects from the South Bank are included in eight of the categories.

JemBuild leads the way with two projects: Blackwood, the Wilton Road, Humberston headquarters of the building contractor (Best Small Commercial Building), and Tanglewood, a significant extension to a home in Healing's Fords Avenue (Best Domestic Project).

Both are also in the running for regional RIBA awards, with ceremonies taking place in late May, having been designed by ID Architecture, JemBuild's tenant in the striking sawtooth building.

Blackwood is up against GS Kelsey's Phoenix Parkway Care Village in Scunthorpe, where the town contractor which has moved to impressive premises of its own this past year, and was a returning job having delivered the first phase in 2010. It was highly commended at the same awards bash in 2011.

Grimsby's eye-catching addition to the town centre, Cartergate House, is up for Best Large Commercial Building.

Brought forward by Gelder Ltd on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council, the £6 million scheme is the headquarters for law firm Wilkin Chapman LLP. It has a challenge on its hands as it is up against Siemens' new offshore wind farm blade facility in Hull.

Waltham finds itself with two nominations too, with old and new put forward for accolades. Carr and Carr (Builders) Ltd's innovative development at the junction of Cheapside and Brigsley Road, Blacksmiths Cottages, is in the Best Small Housing Development, with Cherry Tree Homes in the running for Best Restoration and Conversion for a complete overhaul and extension of 2 Church Lane, Waltham. The prominent property, neighbouring All Saints Church, required some much needed attention after falling into significant disrepair.

It is up against Qudos Homes' transformation of Barton's Bluebell public house into flats, with the fledgling team having won a first award with the initial phase of development of neighbouring Bluebell Court. At 2016's bash they had told how they wanted to return with the pub project.

Ross Davy Associates and Keigar Homes Ltd go head-to-head on the Large Housing Development Category.

Phase one of the Winter Gardens site is in competition with Falkland Way, Barton.

Scunthorpe's TG Sowerby's work in Ermine Grove, Broughton – for Best Social or Affordable Housing Development – completes the project nominations.

For the Best Partnership with a Local Authority gong, which underlines the relationship between developer or designer and the crucial building control team, Keystone Architecture, of Normanby Gateway, Scunthorpe (with North Lincolnshire Council and Cyden Homes of Laceby (North East Lincolnshire) are in contention.

The winners will be crowned on Thursday, May 11, with full report and interviews from the night in May's Business Telegraph.

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