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2019 ProCon Awards winners revealed

The best construction projects in Leicestershire have been named winners of the 2019 ProCon Leicestershire Awards.

Homes for students and a family, an architect’s own offices, a special needs school and a bridge all won awards during the ceremony at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.

Three corporate sponsors backed the Awards: Galliford Try Partnerships, Salus Approved Inspectors and Unique Window Systems.

The winners are:

Small Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Winvic Construction:

Clipsham House, Gaulby, submitted by Pick Everard

Large Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Winvic Construction:

Loughborough University Student Village, submitted by BWB Consulting

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

Waterfront House, Enderby, submitted by Stephen George + Partners

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

Dorothy Goodman Special Needs School, Hinckley, submitted by Grayling Thomas Architects

Regeneration Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes:

Everards Meadows – Phase 1A, submitted by Keir Construction

Infrastructure Project of the Year, sponsored by Charles Henry & Sons:

Birstall Footbridge, submitted by Danaher & Walsh

Architectural Image of the Year, sponsored by Gateley Legal:

Highcross Stairs, by Jerry Wesley of JWP, Kibworth Beauchamp

During the ceremony a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Roy Coley, managing director of Sowden Group. Roy, who joined the building trade at 16, bought the contractor Sowden & Co in 1978 and went on to set up the developer Sowden Group in the 1990s.

Sowden Group has developed office space, retail, warehousing and residential projects across Leicestershire and beyond.

Politician and TV and radio star Gyles Brandreth hosted the event for 620 people and conducted the raffle which raised more than £7,500 for Leicester General Hospital’s Neurological Rehabilitation Unit.

Mark Heggs of the University of Leicester, an avid supporter of ProCon, is fundraising for the Unit, via the Leicester Hospitals Charity, after its staff helped him recover from his stroke at the age of 53.

There were also special prizes for innovation awarded to: The Willows housing development in Husbands Bosworth and Holy Trinity Church in Leicester.

ProCon chair Pam Allardice, of the construction law firm Allardice Associates, said: “Congratulations to all the wonderful winners in the 17th year of our ProCon Awards.

“Our thanks go to everyone who entered, judged and sponsored this celebration of the talent and ambition in our industry.”

The other finalists in the awards were:

The Small Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Winvic Construction:

  • APRA House, Market Harborough, submitted by brp architects
  • Garden Cottage, Wing, submitted by Corporate Architecture

The Large Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Winvic Construction:

  • Oval Living, New Walk, Leicester, submitted by rg+p
  • The Wullcomb, Leicester, submitted by Sowden Group

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

  • Holy Trinity Church, Leicester, submitted by Mayway Construction
  • St Martins Lodge, Leicester, submitted by Corporate Architecture

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

  • Fullhurst Community College, Leicester, submitted by Willmott Dixon, maber, Couch Perry Wilkes, Arcadis and Derek Evans Partnership

The Regeneration Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes:

  • Riverside and Fabric Buildings, Friars Mill, submitted by Brackley Property Developments
  • Wyndham Lodge and The Stables, Melton Mowbray, submitted by HSSP Architects and MDA Consulting

The Infrastructure Project of the Year, sponsored by Charles Henry & Sons:

  • New Street, Leicester, submitted by Leicester City Council
  • Space Park, Leicester, submitted by Leicester City Council

The photographers whose images were finalists in the Architectural Image of the Year, sponsored by Gateley Legal, were:

  • James Botterill, HSSP Architects
  • Ben Davis, Ben Davis Photography, on behalf of Grayling Thomas Architects
  • Toby Savage
  • Jerry Wesley, JWP

Photo: ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2019 winners: (l-r, back) Jerry Wesley of JWP, Richard Charman of Kier Construction, David Nisbet of Pick Everard, Andrew Thomas of Grayling Thomas Architects, (front) Dan Danaher of Danaher & Walsh, Michael Barker of Stephen George & Partners, Maia Stride of BWB Consulting and guest speaker Gyles Brandreth

Further details about ProCon are at procon-leicestershire.co.uk/procon-awards or contact Allyson Jeffrey at HeadStorm Marketing on 0116 278 1443.


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