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 has resulted in a good sustainable project for several reasons. The additional required space has been achieved whilst keeping the amount of embodied energy used in the construction materials to an absolute minimum. The design made minimal use of bricks, timber, steel and concrete – all helping to reduce the energy and CO2 emissions used in their production, manufacture and transportation. And by building upwards rather than outwards, the Centre has been able to retain their children’s garden and play area.
The winners in the Central Region LABC Building Excellence Awards will be announced on Thursday 17th May 2012.