Fusion at Yannon’s Farm, Paignton won the award for Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development in last week’s Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards, held in Plymouth.
In total, four LHC projects had been shortlisted in seven categories in the South West based awards. Fusion will now progress to the national finals in the autumn.
Fusion (Phases A & B) is a vibrant new community being built for Cavanna Homes with open market and social housing as well as retail and employment units and a GP surgery. Also shortlisted was Horizon in Budleigh Salterton, which is a joint-venture affordable and open-market development project for Cavanna Homes, landowner Clinton Devon Estates and housing association Cornerstone. The schemes went head-to-head in two categories, Best High-Volume new housing development and Best Social or Affordable new housing development.
In addition to the two residential developments, LHC’s theatre and arts centre Pavilions Teignmouth, was shortlisted for two categories – on the night it was awarded a Highly Commended in the Best Large Commercial Building category.
Pavilions Teignmouth is a complete re-development of the outdated Carlton Theatre. The new building is a partnership project funded by Teignbridge District Council, the Coastal Communities Fund and Arts Council England to encourage an economic and cultural regeneration of the South Devon town.
Finally, a sustainable underground garage at Byteign Cottage in Christow was shortlisted in the Best Extension or Alteration to an existing home category.
The South West finals of the LABC Building Excellence Awards took place in Plymouth on 1st July, and winners go through to the national Grand Finals in London in November.