AN environmentally friendly building scheme to breathe new life into an old petrol station site at Long Sutton has scooped a top industry award, beating off competition from more than 100 other entries.
SEArch Architects – which is based in the village – won Best Sustainable Project for the Hoddins Way development in this year’s East Midlands Local Authority Building Control Excellence Awards.
SEArch boss Dr Jerry Harrall said it was an “enormous privilege” for the company’s work to be recognised by its peers.
He added: “It’s even more thrilling to have won against nationally renowned projects and developers.”
Dr Harrall praised South Holland District Council’s building control staff for coaching the company through building regulations.
East Midlands Today weather presenter Lucy Kite presented the certificate and trophy to SEArch at a black tie awards ceremony at Leicester’s Marriott Hotel.
Holbeach company G R Merchant, working with Fenbank Builders, received a framed certificate for reaching the last four in their project categories.
Council building control manager Phil Adams praised the companies for their efforts,
He said: “It was clear that both practices were keen to achieve high standards.”