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Wildgoose Construction celebrates winning prestigious industry award

Staff at Wildgoose Construction are celebrating after the firm picked up a prestigious industry honour.

The Derbyshire-based company scooped Best Commercial Project at the Local Authority Building Control (West Yorkshire) Building Excellence Awards 2018.

The award was given to Wildgoose for building Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, which  also recently won a Royal Institute of British Architects Yorkshire award.

The build involved extending an existing Grade 2 listed Georgian church, providing a new 100-seat auditorium, 66-seat café bar, changing rooms and volunteer space. It combined the traditional 18th century red brick building with concreate, aged copper, wood and glass.

Square Chapel was designed by Matlock architects Evans Vettori and architectural artist Sarah Galloway created the feature etched glass wall in the entrance foyer, which provides access to the nearby Piece Hall.

Jonathan Wildgoose, Executive Chairman of Wildgoose Construction, said he was thrilled with the LABC award.

He said: “We are delighted to have won an award for what has become an iconic building that really stands out thanks to the innovative design, build and detailed glasswork involved.

“The redevelopment involved the construction of a theatre in the form of a concrete structure that is copper clad on the outside with associated curtain walling, the glazing of which incorporates specialist glass artwork which is simply stunning.”

The LABC award is more good news for Wildgoose, which recently won three contracts worth a total of £16m including a £10m care home in Watford.

The other contracts include a £3m industrial unit in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, and two pubs for brewer Marston’s in Runcorn and Bradford, as part of contracts worth a total of £3m.

Wildgoose is also currently building a 50-bed care home and 69 apartments for City of Bradford Metropolitan Council in Keighley.

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