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2017 ProCon Awards winners revealed

The best construction projects in Leicestershire have been named winners of the 2017 ProCon Leicestershire Awards.

(back, l-r) Dan Danaher (Mill Lane & The Gateway Public Realm Project), Carl Bebbington (Number One Westhill Road), Gyles Brandreth, Sarah Kurr (Abbots Oak Phase One), Umesh Desai (Vijay Patel Building) and (front) Jerry Wesley (TGW Interior) and Adrian Goodrich (Lumis – Southgates)

A house extension and a £43m university faculty building were winners, as were student flats, the restoration of a Grade II listed former chapel and a green thoroughfare.

De Montfort University claimed two of the six awards. And a new category was won by a photograph of a business building in Market Harborough.

The developers, architects, contractors and consultants who worked on the projects celebrated their successes last night [November 9] at the King Power Stadium. More than 620 people attended the ceremony which was hosted by broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth.

Four corporate sponsors backed the 15th annual ProCon Awards. They are Salus Approved Inspectors, Spearing Waite, Unique Window Systems and Westleigh Partnerships. The Leicester Mercury is the Awards’ media partner.

The categories and their winners are:

The Small Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Infrastructure Investments: Number One Westhill Road, Leicester, submitted by Stephen George + Partners

The Large Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Infrastructure Investments: Lumis – Southgates, Leicester, submitted by Maber

The Small Non-Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Gateley: Mill Lane & The Gateway Public Realm Project, Leicester, submitted by Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and Danaher & Walsh

The Large Non-Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Gateley: Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, submitted by De Montfort University

The Regeneration Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Pochin: Abbots Oak Phase One, near Whitwick, submitted by Sarah and Anthony Kurr

The Architectural Image of the Year: TGW Interior, by Jerry Wesley, Jerry Wesley Photography

Gyles Brandreth presided over a raffle at the ceremony, which raised more than £7,000 for The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

ProCon chair Pam Allardice, of the construction law firm Allardice Associates, said: “On behalf of the ProCon members I congratulate the winners and the finalists. Our thanks go to everyone who entered, to our sponsors and to our judges.

“This is the fifteenth year of the ProCon Awards and, once again, outstanding projects have been chosen as winners. Their quality underlines the strengths of the businesses and people behind them.”

Further details are at: procon-leicestershire.co.uk/procon-awards

The other finalists in the awards were:

The Small Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Infrastructure Investments:

  • Stoney Lane, Coleorton, submitted by Staniforth Architects
  • The White House, Wellsborough, submitted by Mercer Building Solutions

The Large Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Infrastructure Investments:

  • Heathcott Road, Leicester, submitted by emh group
  • Lady Martin Drive, Woodhouse Eaves, submitted by Corporate Architecture

The Small Non-Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Gateley:

  • The Deep End Activity Centre, Rawlins Academy, Quorn, submitted by YMD Boon
  • The Tithe Barn, Cosby, submitted by BRP Architects

The Large Non-Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Gateley:

  • Fairfield Preparatory School, Loughborough, submitted by Studio-G Associates
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary Emergency Department Phase One, submitted by Interserve Construction

The Regeneration Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Pochin:

  • Leicester Castle Business School, Leicester, submitted by De Montfort University

The Architectural Image of the Year:

  • Lewis Buncher, Leicester College
  • Keith Cooper, Northlight Images

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