From jack to jack-up - the buildings that are the pride of the South Bank

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 23 Apr 2019

FROM Orsted’s £14 million East Coast Hub to domestic extensions, the best South Bank build projects of the past year have been shortlisted for regional accolades.

The high profile offshore wind farm base in Grimsby, which has already welcomed the Prime Minister ahead of an official opening, is vying for Best Commercial Building in the Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards.

Brought forward by Harris Partnership and built by Hobson and Porter, it will welcome 400 staff when the world-leading renewable energy projects it becomes the base for complete in the coming years.

It is a step change in the delivery of operations and maintenance of the vast arrays in the near North Sea, for which Grimsby has carved out an internationally-recognised cluster.

Burton upon Stather's bowls pavillion from Keystone Architects.

Such is the method of the awards, which recognise the entire approach to construction, it finds itself in the same category as a new bowling pavilion at Burton upon Stather, delivered by Keystone Architects.

Read more: Port's new offshore wind hub is open for business

Another attention grabbers include the £16.4 million key worker accommodation block at Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, from P+HS Architects and Kier Northern.

Called The Roost, it features 96 student units and 124 studio apartments and has been constructed to house hard-to-recruit staff including doctors and nurses.

The new £16.4 million residential accommodation called The Roost, at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby.

It is in the running for Best Public Service Building, having been officially opened in December.

Winners will be celebrated at Forest Pines Hotel on May 17.

Building control team leader at host authority North Lincolnshire Council, Guy Hobson, said: “Once again we have had some very good nominations from across the South Yorkshire and Humber region.”

Others shortlisted include:

  • Best Change of Use / Conversion of an Existing Building: Lucy Whitehead – Oak Tree Barn, Eastoft and Keigar Homes – Howe Lane, Goxhill
  • Best New Housing Development up to 10 units: HG Homes – Yaddlethorpe Grange, Sunningdale Road, Scunthorpe and Hammond Homes of Distinction – Oak Tree View, Grimsby
  • Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing House: Craig Brabben – Carlton Extension, 85 Brigsley Rd, Waltham
  • Best individual House: ID Architecture – Barrow House, Gunnerby Road, Waithe
  • Best Social or Affordable New Housing Projects: MFM Developments – Henderson Avenue, Scunthorpe
  • Best Educational Building: North Lincs Council – Belton Visitor Centre
  • Best Community Building: GS Kelsey – The Arc Wellbeing and Enterprise Hub, Scunthorpe

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