Camden shines spotlight on quality buildings
Camden Council has shone the spotlight on some of the most innovative and sustainable construction projects completed in the borough over the past two years.
At a special ceremony held last night (Thursday 16 July) at the Building Centre in Store Street, Camden the Council recognised projects that have adopted a high quality of construction and an exemplary construction process.
The Camden Building Quality Awards categories reflect the wide range of projects undertaken within the borough from small residential extensions to large commercial developments and a new sustainability category.
Among the winning projects was London School of Economics’ New Academic Building, which saw the remodelling of an existing building to provide a modern educational space. Also picking up awards were Camden Council’s new flagship King’s Cross Construction Skills Centre and Agar Grove Young Family Centre. (For a full list of the 10 award winners and six highly commended projects please see notes to editors.)
Camden Council’s Executive Member for Planning Cllr Andrew Marshall said:
"These awards are about celebrating quality construction, and giving the builders, architects and developers behind these projects the recognition they deserve. The Council encourages a high standard of construction for all developments in the borough and we are delighted to highlight those in the industry who are raising the bar."
Cllr Marshall presented the awards along with guest speaker, head of design review and planning at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, Kathy MacEwen.
The judging panel has followed a comprehensive marking system using a number of criteria including building regulations, site management and environmental issues.
The awards aim to promote quality construction and reward builders who have adopted an exemplary approach to the construction process.
This includes working with the Council to meet building regulations and being considerate to the environment and neighbours throughout the construction process.
The judging panel was made up of Camden Council's Assistant Director for Planning and Public Protection, Ed Watson; Principal lecturer in Construction Materials at the University of Westminster, Dr John Hoare; Camden Council's Head of Building Control along with senior officers in building control and the planning department.
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