The finalists for this
year’s East Midlands fbe Awards have been announced and include four university
projects, a fire station and new residential accommodation for a nationwide
Organisers of the
annual awards which recognise and reward the teams behind some of the best
construction projects in the region have just unveiled this year’s shortlisted
The finalists in the
Residential category are Tur Langton in Leicestershire,
a scheme of six new build family homes on the site of the Old Bull’s
Head, nominated by SGP Architects; Green Lane in
Nottingham, which is a development of five low energy one-bedroom single storey
flats for Framework Housing Association, put forward by North Midland
Construction; Cathedral Court in Derby, a 350-ensuite study bedroom student
accommodation scheme for the University of Derby, nominated by D W Hicks; and an
accommodation block for national charity Canine Partners, which trains
assistance dogs for disabled people, at Osgathorpe in North West Leicestershire,
which was nominated by North Midland Construction.
The finalists in the
Non-Residential category are Nottingham University Science Library, the
extension and refurbishment of the George Green Library, put forward by
Galliford Try; Nottingham Trent University’s Heart of Campus project at the Clifton campus which has provided two zero carbon buildings
with excellent BREEAM ratings and which was nominated by Pulse Associates; and GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral
Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham,  a building unique in the UK in its design and
focus on ‘green chemistry’, which was nominated by Morgan Sindall.
The finalists in the
Regeneration category are Hollygate Park at Cotgrave in
Nottinghamshire, the first section of phase one of a total of around 450 homes
being built on the site of the former Cotgrave Colliery, nominated by BSP
Consulting; London Road Fire Station in Nottingham, a new three-storey, energy
efficient building
for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service on a former brownfield site, nominated by J Tomlinson Ltd; and Dakeyne Street, Sneinton, in
Nottingham, a new creative hub following the major refurbishment and
modernisation of 18th and 19th Century buildings that have created workspace
for SMEs in creative and digital industries, nominated by architects Maber.
The finalists in the
Best Rising Star category are Alexsandra Perobelli, graduate mechanical
engineer at BSD, Joe Gent trainee electrical estimator at J Tomlinson Ltd and
Sarah Grocock part II architectural assistant at RG+P.
The winners will be
revealed at a sold-out awards ceremony on 6th October at the City
Rooms in Leicester – an annual event which has become a firm fixture on the
calendar for the region’s construction, development and property sector.
“We had an excellent
array of nominations from across the region and across a range of sectors,
illustrating the high standard of developments that are being completed in the
East Midlands,” said Jef Todd, regional chairman of the East Midlands fbe and
business development director at civil and structural engineering company BSP
“Our criteria for the
nominated projects focused on sustainability, good design, and interaction and
engagement with the local community.
“The judges were particularly
pleased to read about the entries in the Best Rising Star category, our new
category for this year, and to see the younger generation of professionals who
are making a significant contribution to the built environment.
“I’d like to thank all
the teams who nominated projects and individuals, and congratulate the
finalists on their success.”
More than 120 professionals
from the construction, development and property sector in the region are
expected to attend the awards ceremony, which will be hosted once again by
former BBC East Midlands political editor John Hess, who is now honorary professor
in politics at the University of Nottingham.
All tickets have now
been sold for the event. The awards have been sponsored
by D W Hicks Building Co Ltd, integrated building solutions company J Tomlinson
Ltd, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineers BSD,
engineering and environmental consultants M-EC Consulting Development Engineers
and chartered accountants and business advisers Duncan & Toplis. Civil and
structural engineering company BSP Consulting has sponsored the drinks
The fbe is a national
organisation, with branches across the UK and is the longest established
networking group for the property, development and construction
industries. As well as running the annual awards scheme, the organisation also
organises a number of social and other events. The East Midlands branch covers
Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. 
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