LABC South East Awards Winners & Highly Commended 2020

It's been a strange and unsettling year and we're gutted that we haven't been able to hold the LABC Building Excellence Awards Regional and Grand Finals events in the offline world in 2020. However, we're very pleased to be able to announce the winners and highly commended from the South East region awards, nonetheless.

LABC Building Excellence Awards logo 2020
I firmly believe that one of the best ways to see more good work is to praise building excellence and publicly acknowledge companies, designers, site managers and trades people who go the extra mile because of the pride they have in their work.
Lorna Stimpson, LABC

Watch our South East winners and highly commended video!

With a short introduction by LABC Chief Executive Lorna Stimpson:

Winner: Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Dwelling

Lanefield, Elham, Kent, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Lanefield, Elham, Kent

  • Project Team: Alliance Building Company, ARA Architects, M Stratton
  • Local Authority: Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Winner: Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson

Shrubb Construction

  • Local Authority: Southern Building Control Partnership

Winner: Best Change of Use of an Existing Building

The Granary, Yew Tree Farm, LABC Building Excellence Awards

The Granary, Yew Tree Farm, South Godstone, Surrey

  • Project Team: Mitchells, D J Dalton Architect, Earle Architects, HOP Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers
  • Local Authority: Southern Building Control Partnership

Winner: Best Individual New Home

The Old Stables, LABC Building Excellence Awards

The Old Stables, Warlingham

  • Project Team: Kavbro Build, VKHP Consulting, GB Architectural Design, Geoff & Di Pech
  • Local Authority: Southern Building Control Partnership

Winner: Best Small New Housing Development

Orchard Barns, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Orchard Barns, Chichester

  • Project Team: King & Drury Construction, Randell Design Group
  • Local Authority: Chichester District Council

Winner: Best High Volume New Housing Development

Langley Square, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Langley Square, Dartford, Kent

  • Project Team: Weston Homes
  • Local Authority: Dartford Borough Council

Winner: LABC Warranty Site Manager of the Year Award

Tomasz Koziel, Thakeham

  • Project Team: Steellands Rise, Ticehurst

Winner: Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development

Newtimber Close, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Newtimber Close, Southgate, Crawley

  • Project Team: Westridge Construction, The Tooley & Foster Partnership, Crawley Borough Council
  • Local Authority: Sussex Building Control

Winner: Best Public Service or Educational Building

Littlehampton Wave, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Littlehampton Wave, Littlehampton, West Sussex

  • Project Team: Willmott Dixon, Space & Place, Arun District Council
  • Local Authority: Arun District Council

Winner: Best Small Commercial Project

Lady Bee Industrial Park, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Lady Bee Industrial Park, Southwick, West Sussex

  • Project Team: A&F Pilbeam Construction, ECE Architecture, Shoreham Port Authority, MacConvilles Surveying, Millwood Consultants
  • Local Authority: Adur & Worthing Building Control Partnership

Winner: Best Large Commercial Project

Butlin's, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Butlin's, Bognor Regis, West Sussex

  • Project Team: Kier Construction, PWP Architects, Butlins
  • Local Authority: Arun District Council

Winner: LABC Construction Professional of the Year

Luke Thomas, Millwood Designer Homes Ltd

  • Local Authority: South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership

Winner: Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team

Gaffney Architecture

  • Local Authority: Sussex Building Control

Highly Commended: Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Dwelling

Rockfield Close, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Rockfield Close, Oxted

  • Project Team: Kavbro Build, Glyn Doughty Design, Baker Nemry
  • Local Authority: Southern Building Control Partnership

Highly Commended: Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson

Watson Bros Building

  • Local Authority: Sussex Building Control

Highly Commended: Best High Volume New Housing Development 

Phase 2, Kings Way, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Phase 2 Kings Way, Burgess Hill, West Sussex

  • Project Team: Croudace Homes
  • Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council

Highly Commended: LABC Warranty Site Manager of the Year

Mark Baker, Millwood Designer Homes

  • Site Name: Bakers Field

Highly Commended: LABC Warranty Site Manager of the Year

Nigel Newland, WR Newland & Sons Ltd

  • Site Name: Woodcote Place, South Godstone

Highly Commended: Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development

Ranmore Close, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Ranmore Close, Redhill, Surrey

  • Project Team: Westbridge Construction, Giarti Architects, Raven Housing Trust, Welling Partnership
  • Local Authority: Southern Building Control Partnership

Highly Commended: Best Public Service or Educational Building

Dartford Rugby Club, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Dartford Rugby Club, Kent

  • Project Team: BBS Construction, Hazle McCormack Young, Dartford Borough Council, Dartford Valley RFC 
  • Local Authority: Dartford Borough Council

Highly Commended: Best Large Commercial Project

Wealden Crematorium, LABC Building Excellence Awards

Wealden Crematorium, Horam, East Sussex

  • Project Team: Baxall Construction, Clague, Wealden District Council, MacConvilles Surveying, Furse Landscape Architects, Price & Myers
  • Local Authority: East Sussex Building Control Partnership
     

Thank you to our sponsors

Sponsors of this year's LABC South East Building Excellence Awards are Actis InsulationJewsonBuild AviatorLABC AcousticsLABC Warranty and Polypipe

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The President's Charity 

This year's charity, chosen by current President Anthony Oloyede is Construction Youth Trust whose aim is to inspire and enable young people to overcome barriers and discover a career in the construction and built environment sector. 

Find out how to be an online volunteer with Construction Youth Trust or donate to the Trust.

The 2021 awards

Unfortunately because of COVID-19 we've had to announce our regional winners later than usual this year and there therefore won’t be a Grand Finals for 2020.

However, we’ll be in touch with details of how to enter the 2021 awards when they’re open for entries.