Treble winners

Central library dome

Liverpool City Council’s Building Control team has scored a hat-trick in a prestigious awards scheme.

The refurbishment and extension of Liverpool’s central library (pictured) won the award for the best technical development in the Local Authorities Building Controls (LABC) North West building excellence awards.

In partnership with property group Downing the team was also the winner in the best partnership category for two projects worth more than £30m for student accommodation in Leeds and Newcastle.

They were also the winner in the Best Social or Affordable Housing category for a Compendium Living/Riverside group scheme in Wood Lane.

And they were also highly commended in the large housing development section for a scheme with Countryside Homes in Norris Green.

The regional winners will now go through to the national finals to be held in London later this year.

LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall said “Our regional building excellence awards are an opportunity to celebrate good practice. All our winners demonstrated how attention to detail and a positive working relationship with Building Control departments can achieve high quality and sustainable buildings fit for the future. Our awards are unique because they recognise how the work of local authority surveyors helps to improve building standards and boost sustainability and efficiency.”

Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “Building control is playing a vital role in the regeneration of the city by ensuring that developments are carried out to the highest standard and these awards are very well merited.”