Mill Wharf scheme makes final of building awards

Do Shaw presents Neil Craig with the 2008 Berwick Civic Society Award.

Do Shaw presents Neil Craig with the 2008 Berwick Civic Society Award.

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Berwick business G M Craig Building Contractors made it to the finals of the LABC building excellence awards for the northern region.

GMC were up for two awards - best local builder and best change of use for an existing building (Mill Wharf development in Tweedmouth).

Director Neil Craig, who recently attended the black tie awards ceremony in Gateshead with his wife Jules, said: “Although we didn’t win overall, it was a great night with strong competition from a very large area covering the whole of the north!”

More than 400 people including contractors, architects, designers and local authority building control surveyors gathered at The Hilton Hotel for the event.

Award finalists from Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear attended, during which 14 winning projects that will represent the region in the national awards later in the year were announced.

Northern regional chair Dawn McQuillan from Sunderland City Council Building Control said: “The LABC Building Excellence Awards celebrate the achievement of high standards in technical design and construction.

“Our building control teams appreciate the special working relationships we have built with our customers. These are valued relationships and the awards enable us to celebrate the very best construction projects that are the outcome of this collaboration.”

More than £2,700 was raised for LABC charity of the year Help for Heroes during the event.

Mill Wharf is a contemporary development of flats and town houses situated by the Tweed Dock. The scheme also won Berwick Civic Society’s annual award for 2008.

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