Lakehouse finalist for three Building Awards 2011
9 Feb 2011
The prestigious Building Awards are back, and it's excellent news for Lakehouse, which has been announced a finalist in three categories - Contractor of the Year (up to £300million), Project of the Year (Lowther Children's Centre), and Diversity Champion of the Year.
Lakehouse was awarded Contractor of the Year in 2010, with judges stating "Lakehouse offers everything you'd want from a modern day contractor." To be announced a finalist in this category for a second year running, in continuing difficult market conditions, is no mean feat.
Lowther Children's Centre has already secured three awards, and is also shortlisted for a Specialists Award for project excellence - the results will be announced on 22 March. The project was designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of 'Excellent', and Lakehouse's site team worked in close partnership with the adjoining school to ensure that staff, pupils and their families were fully engaged throughout.
The company has made great strides over the past two years, investing heavily in training and employment for disadvantaged people, particularly the homeless. One of its proudest achievements is the launch of the Building Lives Training Academy, located at a homeless hostel in Camden. The academy provides training, backed up by real employment opportunities for candidates who achieve a recognised qualification. To be announced a finalist for Diversity Champion of the Year is a bonus for all the staff who have volunteered their time to support our ongoing work in the community.
The industry's top performers will be recognised at the Building Awards on Thursday 7 April.