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PCMS Design Nominated for Two LABC Awards!

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Biggleswade Academy Classrooms Exterior #5We were delighted yesterday to hear about our nomination for two Central Region 2017 LABC Awards. LABC (Local Authority Building Control) organise the regional awards each year to recognise excellence within the construction industry.

Our nominations are in the categories of Best Public Service Building for Chinnor Community Pavilion, and Best Educational Building for a new 3-classroom block on the site of Biggleswade Academy.

This is the 6th year running that we have received a nomination, and follows our success last year in the ‘Best Partnership with a LA Building Control Team’ category when we won the Central Region Award.

Our team is looking forward to the Awards Ceremony on Friday 5th March in Milton Keynes, and keeping their fingers crossed for continued success!

Chinnor Community Project - Pic at Night Reduced

PCMS Design attend LABC Building Excellence Awards Grand Finals!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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PCMS Design was absolutely delighted to win an Award at the Central Region LABC Building Excellence Awards ceremony in April this year, which was presented for the ‘Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team’. This was in recognition of the close links we share with our partnership authority, Central Bedfordshire Council.

Last night PCMS Design’s team attended the national LABC Building Excellence Grand Finals, where the winners of 2016 regional awards from around Great Britain assembled to find out who was the overall winner of each category.

Hosted by TV presenter Nick Knowles, the huge ceremony took place at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel and was attended by around 750 construction and building control professionals. We gathered together with some of the key members of Central Bedfordshire Council as the Awards were announced, which officially recognise excellence in the profession.

Although not a national award winner of the ‘Best Partnership’ category we were all thrilled to attend, and are now looking forward to entering two of our projects for the 2017 Awards.

PCMS Design Wins ‘Best Partnership’ Category at LABC Awards

Monday, April 25th, 2016

LABC Award

PCMS Design was absolutely delighted to win an Award at the 2016 LABC Building Excellence Awards ceremony last Friday evening, which was presented for the ‘Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team’. This was in recognition of the close links we share with our partnership authority, Central Bedfordshire Council.

Our team attended the LABC Central region ceremony at Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Milton Keynes, which saw a gathering together of local construction industry leaders, clients and building control departments. The presentations recognise building excellence in the delivery of outstanding construction and workmanship.

LABC (Local Authority Building Control) is an organisation which exists to represent all local authority building control teams in England and Wales.

Following the win, the firm has now been invited to attend the National LABC Awards ceremony in London in November, with the opportunity to win the ‘Best Partnership’ category in England and Wales.

Peter Keates, Head of Development & Regulation at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “Congratulations to PCMS Design on your success at the Central Building Excellence Awards in winning the Partnership Category – it was well deserved and we look forward to many more years of our ongoing partnership”.

PCMS Shortlisted for LABC 2014 Building Excellence Award

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

 High Res Photo from Awards Ceremony IMG_2213We are delighted to have been in the running once more for a Central Region LABC Building Excellence Award, reaching the top four in the educational projects category.

LABC is a member organisation representing local authority building control officers in England and Wales, and each year they run a series of regional awards to recognise high quality design and construction work.

This is the third year running that PCMS Design has been nominated for an award. Two years ago, our design and project management of a first floor extension to The Lawns in Biggleswade appeared in the ‘Best Sustainable Building’ category, and last year’s entry in the ‘Best Educational Building’ category was for the creation of a new reception classroom for Laburnum Lower School in Sandy.

This year, PCMS Design was once again nominated in the ‘Best Educational Building’ category for the design and project management of a new single storey free-standing reception classroom building at Southill Lower School near Biggleswade. The School is in a Conservation Area, and therefore had to follow strict design guidelines on a site with limited space. The attractive brick and tile building has high levels of insulation and is easy to run and maintain.

The awards event took place at Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes on 16th May when the achievements of local firms striving for excellence in construction projects were recognised.

 

PCMS shortlisted at the LABC Central Building Excellence Awards for a second year

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

We are very pleased to announce that for the second year running, PCMS was shortlisted for a Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Central Region Building Excellence Award.

In 2012 our entry came under the ‘Best Sustainable Project’ category, but this year we were nominated for ‘Best Educational Development’ with our scheme to design and project manage a new Reception Classroom at Laburnum Lower School in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

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PCMS Finalist in the LABC Best Sustainable Building Category

Thursday, June 28th, 2012


We were very pleased to be named as a Finalist in the LABC Central Region ‘Best Sustainable Building’ category this year. This was for our design and project management of a first floor extension at The Lawns Early Excellence Centre in Biggleswade – see our April post for full details.

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PCMS Shortlisted for LABC Building Excellence Award

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
We were very pleased to hear this week that a recent PCMS project has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Sustainable Building’ category of the LABC Building Excellence Awards in the Central Region.

LABC is a member organisation representing local authority building control officers in England and Wales, and each year they run a series of regional awards to recognise high quality design and construction work. 

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