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DBCP’s partners and projects dominate LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2020

DBCP’s partners and projects dominate LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2020

Partners and projects of Derbyshire Building Control Partnership  (DBCP) have swept the board at the LABC East Midlands Building  Excellence Awards 2020, claiming two wins and two highly commended awards across three of the 13 award categories.

Ashgate Hospicecare’s project tocreate nine new private bedrooms was named as the Best Small Commercial Project at the annual awards ceremony which was held virtually amidst the coronacrisis. Ashgate Hospicecare now goes through the national LABC Awards, joining winners from across 13 regions to claim the overall winner title.

DBCP nominated Ashgate Hospicecare for the award following its work with a number of other local businesses and suppliers to deliver the £1 million project to create the private rooms out of multiple bed bays. The project was made possible and affordable for Ashgate Hospicecare by a number of suppliers, like DBCP, giving their services and materials either free of charge or choosing to forgo any profits.

Hayley Wardle, Director of Quality and Patient Care at Ashgate Hospicecare, said:

We are delighted to have won this award for what has been such an important project for our patients and their loved ones.Previously we were providing care to some patients in three-bedded bays which hadn't really changed for 30 years. The bays were very old fashioned and didn't give patients the privacy and dignity they deserve.

The new rooms mean our patients can now talk in privacy without the worry of being overheard. Families are able to create special, precious memories without fear of disturbing other patients. Our visitors can stay with their loved one for as long as they need after they die. The rooms also give them that most precious thing - the time they need to say goodbye and express their grief freely in a private space.

David Pratt, DBCP Building Control Manager added:

To see the Ashgate Hospicecare project take home the award for Best Small Commercial Project was brilliant. That project meant such a lot to our team and all the partners we worked closely with during its construction.

Ashgate Hospicecare’s win was closely followed by Belper-based Peveril Homes’ Construction and Technical Director Colin Wright securing the Chairman’s Award for the LABC Construction Professional of the Year. Peveril Homes’ site manager Adam Pinder was also highly commended in two categories Construction Professional of the Year and LABC Warranty Site Manager Award.

DBCP put forward Ashgate Hospicecare, Colin Wright and Adam Pinder for the annual awards which celebrate building control surveyors, builders, architects, designers and anyone else involved in a construction project where building control has been provided by a local authority team. The awards are also designed to highlight innovative and creative solutions and building control professionalism that leads to safe, sustainable and high-quality construction projects.

David added:

The Ashgate Hospicecare bedroom project, Colin and Adam all represent the very highest of standards of building control, ensuring safe, sustainable and high-quality construction in Derbyshire. They are testament to the strong partnerships and relationships we work hard to develop with clients and partners. If architects, builders and developers engage with us before their plans even get onto the drawing board, we can help ensure a superior end result; and two wins and two highly commended awards are evidence of that.”

For expert building control advice and guidance, please get in touch with the DBCP team at or call 0333 880 2000


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