St Edmundsbury Borough Council Building Control Service has overseen two of the winning projects in the 2012 LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards.
Cllr Terry Clements, St Edmundsbury Borough Council Cabinet member for Planning said,
Our environment is very important to our quality of life. I congratulate all involved in the commissioning, designing and construction of these projects and I am pleased that the St Edmundsbury's high standards have been recognised in these awards."
The e2 development on St Olaves Road, Bury St Edmunds won Best Social and Affordable Housing Project for Havebury Housing. The designer was Bury St Edmunds based Rees Pryer Architects and the contractor Elliston Steady and Hawes. The judges said 'the project was an innovative and architecturally striking residential development comprising a much needed mix of dwelling types on a tight and exposed brown field site within an established housing estate'.
Littlethorpe House won 'Best Sustainable Building' MLT Architects of Bury St Edmunds. The judges described it as 'an inspiring, unique contemporary rural replacement dwelling responding to the site context designed to provide a healthy and sustainable living environment achieving level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes'.
West Suffolk based contractor Maple Building Services were also recognised for the outstanding quality of their work over many years and were presented with the 'Consistent Builder of Quality Award'.