Atkinson's Competing at Northern LABC Awards

21st Jun 2016

Atkinson Building Contractors are celebrating once again after being nominated as finalists at the Local Authority Building Control, Northern Building Excellence Awards 2016. The awards celebrate the very best construction in the north of England.  All finalists demonstrate how attention to detail and a positive working relationship with Building Control departments can achieve high quality and sustainable buildings fit for the future. 

We face substantial competition from across the Region which encompasses 18 Local Authorities throughout Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear & Durham. Being nominated as a finalist is recognition of our experience, capability and high standards, it is a significant accolade for the Company and a credit to our contract and site management; Stuart Airey, Martyn Currie, Grant Davidson, Jonathan Green, Ian Martin, Steve Pickering, Tony Ripley, Guy Simpson, Alan Wills and Mark Wilson.

The former Greggs Bakery building, Hutton Hall in Friargate, has been nominated in both the Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion and Best New Housing Development.  The former Tudor Bar on King Street in Penrith, converted to The Gathering café, has been nominated in the Best Small Commercial Building category and as the Best Change of use of an Existing Building or Conversion.

A sunroom rear extension in Stainton has been nominated in the Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home category whilst the social housing project at a former public toilet in Keswick, Banks Court, has been put forward to compete to be the Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development, Best Small Housing New Development and Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion.

Hundreds of people from the construction industry across the north will attend a presentation ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, Gateshead on Friday 8th July when Atkinson’s will be judged on their 8 entries across 5 categories, testament to the company’s involvement in a wide range of projects. We're hoping to return to the LABC Grand Finals with winning regional projects in London in November.

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