Three Awards for the Blackburn Wing at Bowcliffe Hall, Wetherby

May 18, 2015 - News

In April we were awarded two RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) awards for our ‘Blackburn Wing’ project at the Grade II listed Bowcliffe Hall in Wetherby.  This was followed in quick succession by winning the Tourism & Leisure Project of the Year accolade at the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Pro-Yorkshire Awards held in May.

The iconic Blackburn Wing, is an impressive stand-alone structure creating a conference/events centre in a “tree house” style design to replicate the wing of a Blackburn Mercury Monoplane, complete with a copper roof.

Jonathan Turner, Client, said,

This is the third consecutive accolade the scheme has been awarded in as many weeks. It is a tremendous and fitting tribute to the design and construction teams who brought alive my vision to create a lasting legacy to an unsung hero of the golden age of aviation. The feedback we are receiving from tenants, visitors and those looking to organise events, both corporate and private, is phenomenal.

Neil Conlon, added,

The Blackburn Wing is a truly unique construction project that involved considerable challenges. Our focus on buildability and our collaborative approach to working with the design team, the client and the planners meant that we were able to overcome those challenges and deliver a phased programme on time.

We’re delighted that the scheme has once again been recognised by this prestigious RICS Award, which will take pride of place in our expanding trophy cabinet.