Delight as trio pick up building award

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Three borough projects were among the winners at a prestigious regional awards ceremony.

North Tyneside equalled its best ever haul of honours at the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Northern Region Building Excellence Awards.

The Tim Lamb Children’s Centre, Cobalt Business Park Data Centres and 121 Building Services went home winners after being among the 13 nominations submitted by North Tyneside’s building control service – now delivered on North Tyneside Council’s behalf by Capita Symonds.

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing and the environment, said: “We want people to be proud to live, work and visit in North Tyneside. This means that as well as getting the fundamentals right, we help ensure the very fabric of our borough is to a high standard.

“That’s why I’m delighted that so many of our building projects have been judged as being among the very best.”

Michael Clarkson, building control manager, said: “We were delighted to help achieve this recognition for North Tyneside’s building projects.”

The Tim Lamb Centre, based at the Rising Sun Country Park, is a specialist centre for disabled children and their families to play and socialise in a safe environment.

Pathways4All drew up plans to refurbish the derelict building, receiving help from Robertson Construction.

Cobalt Business Park Data Centres house various computer and telecoms infrastructure and have been designed and constructed to very high energy efficiency standards.

121 Building Services, run by Trevor Hope, operate across Tyneside and relies on personal recommendation rather than advertising, working with North Tyneside Building Control team.