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Date published: 19th July 2018

Photo (left to right): Elliot Schubert, Stuart Tate, Dan Theobald and Sue Wootton, all of NNDC’s Building Control team.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has scooped an award at the 2018 East Anglia Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence awards.

NNDC picked up the award at a ceremony held in the impressive surroundings of King's College, Cambridge, and will now see its entry put forward to the Grand Finals, which will be held in London in November.

The LABC Building Excellence Awards recognise the importance of building control in England and Wales in creating safe, accessible and sustainable buildings that are constructed to high standards. The awards, for which there are 14 categories, are a celebration of excellence in the construction industry and of quality and compliance with building regulations. The East Anglia awards cover Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

The council took the top prize in the Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team category – a prestigious category that recognises the work of the council with its customers to deliver successful projects. It reflects a team effort between a private company and the public sector.

In this case, NNDC’s partner architect was Stead Mutton Griggs (SMG) Architects from Sheringham. The award was accepted by Ian Mutton of SMG, with Dan Theobald and Stuart Tate of NNDC’s Building Control department.

NNDC and SMG have been involved in successful developments in Norfolk and the rest of the country under the LABC Partnership Scheme. Projects where NNDC and SMG have collaborated include Trimingham Village Hall, Paston College and the Lighthouse Community facility in Sheringham, together with many smaller-scale domestic new-build projects, extensions and alterations both locally and countrywide.

Cllr John Lee, NNDC Leader and the Leader of the Conservative Group, said: “The awards just keep coming for NNDC staff. Congratulations and well done to all involved.

“This is a fine example of public and private sectors working together for the good of North Norfolk residents.”

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, NNDC Liberal Democrat Group Leader, said: “I am delighted our hardworking team have been recognised with this prestigious award. It just goes to show the excellent results collaborative working can achieve. Congratulations to all involved.”

Cllr John Rest, Independent Group Leader at NNDC, said: “This is a highly competitive market to deal with and credit must be given to the NNDC Building Control team for all their hard work. We of course wish them good luck in their endeavours to succeed in winning the top prize.”

Adam Griggs, of SMG, said: “It is great knowing that whatever project we are working on, and wherever it is located in the country, either I or one of my colleagues can pick up the phone and get practical and sensible advice, allowing us to provide our clients with confidence on how best to overcome certain situations.

“We have been working with NNDC Building Control for over 35 years now which is why, even when out of the county, we always use NNDC, given their pragmatic approach.”

Last updated: 19th July 2018