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.

The PCMS team attended the LABC Central Region Building Excellence Awards ceremony in Milton Keynes on 17th May. The glittering awards dinner and presentation, hosted by the LABC at Jury’s Inn, saw a gathering together of local construction industry leaders and building control departments.

Our design allowed the creation of an additional 200 square meters of usable space at first floor level which resulted in a good sustainable project for several reasons. Additional space was achieved whilst keeping the amount of embodied energy used in the construction materials to a 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.