May 16, 2012 - News
Conlon Construction has been recognised for two of its Lancashire projects at the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) North West Regional Building Excellence Awards.
Winners of the Best Community Building Award for MyPlace (now named The Oracle) youth hub in Blackpool and commended in the Best Education Development category for Trinity School in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Conlon picked up the accolades at a glittering 1940s-themed awards ceremony on Friday night (11 May 2012) held at Bolton’s De Vere White’s Hotel.
Celebrating construction and architectural excellence, the LABC places great emphasis on rewarding good building practices. Conlon Construction was also shortlisted in the Best Education Development Award category for Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College.
Conlon’s construction director, Michael Conlon, was thrilled to have won and said: “These are two of our flagship projects and to have received not one, but two awards is excellent.
They are both visually-stunning buildings that provide excellent facilities for local communities and we hope young people will be enjoying the spaces for many years to come.
MyPlace is a £4m futuristic project which delivers an entertainment and enterprise centre for young people to realise their potential. Complete with a wealth of facilities including a recording studio, climbing wall, dance studio, gym space and wildlife and flower area, Conlon completed construction of the hub in March 2012.
Buckshaw Trinity Primary School is a state-of-the-art school at Buckshaw Village designed by Preston-based architects, Cassidy + Ashton. The £5.5m project completed ready for the start of term in September 2011 and caters for more than 200 local pupils.
Following success in the regional finals, Conlon has now been shortlisted in the Best Community Building Award category of the national LABC awards..