Triumph for Bath architects Hetreed Ross in building awards

July 18, 2013

Bath architectural firm Hetreed Ross Architects is celebrating multiple successes at the West of England Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards where three of its projects were among the finalists.

The firm’s timber-clad design for an extension to Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh, near Westbury, won the Best Community Building award and was a finalist in the Best Education Building and Best Sustainable project categories. Its listed building conversion of a neglected farm in Box for young people’s charity Jamie’s Farm, was highly commended for Best Conversion and a finalist for the Best Education and Best Community Building awards.

New church St Andrew’s Community Church in Combe Down was a finalist in the Best Community Building category.

Hetreed Ross director Jonathan Hetreed, architects Ellie Risius and Janet Kenward and Mike Rowlands of Fairfield Farm College attended the black tie awards dinner in Bristol along with 200 West construction industry figures.

Mr Hetreed said: “We are delighted to have won the Best Community Building Award in addition to being recognised for our work at Jamie’s Farm and St Andrew’s Community Church. This is testament to the visions of three inspirational organisations as well as the team of talented architects in our office who work closely with the contractors, consultants and building control to realise these projects.”

LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall added: “Our regional building excellence awards are an opportunity to celebrate good practice. All our winners demonstrated how attention to detail and a positive working relationship with building control departments can achieve high quality and sustainable buildings fit for the future.

“Fairfield Farm College is a truly remarkable project, providing 36 young adults with learning difficulties with fantastic learning environment and creating new community facilities in a building way above normal building standards. The planning and execution of this project has been first rate – even allowing the college to remain operating during the construction.”



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