Posted: Sat 15th Oct 2016

Vale Proves Successful At All Wales Building Excellence Awards /
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Oct 15th, 2016

Following wins at Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Cymru’s South Wales Buildings Excellence Awards event earlier this year, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has competed with finalists from North Wales to win in two categories in the All Wales awards. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The wins arrived in the Best New Large Developers and Best Conversion categories. Taylor Wimpey scooped the Best New Large Developer award for their development at Channel Heights, Rhoose, and D.S Properties won Best Conversion for their work on the conversion of the Pump House on Barry’s Waterfront. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) represents all local authority building control teams operating in England and Wales, and, by working with various partners, ensure that all buildings are safe, healthy and meet the standards set out by the building regulations defined by English and Welsh governments. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At the ceremony, Francois Samuel – Head of Building Regulations for Welsh Government – and Paul Everall – LABC Chief Executive – presented the awards, with the latter saying: “Wales should be very proud of their winners, and are continuing to strengthen and demonstrate excellence within the construction industry.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Victoria Robinson, Operational Manager for Development Management in the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “We are extremely proud to have these examples of excellence in construction here in in the Vale of Glamorgan. Our Building Control team have forged and maintained strong working relationships within the industry in order to deliver and promote these examples of best practice. These awards recognise the hard work and commitment of all involved in the process.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The winners will now proceed to compete against other finalists from across England at Wales at the National Building Excellence Awards 2016, which is to be held in Westminster Park Plaza, London, in November. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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