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Hanson scoops four BDA awards

8 Nov 10 Hanson UK has claimed top honours in four categories at the 2010 Brick Development Association awards, including ‘best commercial building’ for its development at a former brickworks in Bedfordshire.

The 63,500 square foot commercial centre at Stewartby was planned, designed and built by the company using a wide range of its products and received a BREEAM excellent rating and a robust B-rating for its Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

The judges said it was: “An impressive building that not only displays different ways of exploiting brick and brickwork but also contains a number of cutting edge environmental strategies that contribute to the BREEAM excellent rating it received.”

It is the second trophy the project has received this year, having picked up the 2010 British Precast Concrete Federation’s ‘best project’ award in the summer.

Hanson shared the award for ‘best education building’ with Coleford Brick & Tile for  Sevenoaks School Performing Arts Centre, as well as picking up the award for ‘2010 innovative use of brick and clay products’ for the use of its Red Bank Lockclad system at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. In addition, the company’s bricklaying arm Irvine Whitlock was awarded ‘2010 specialist brickwork contractor of the year.”

The BDA awards recognise excellence in design and construction using bricks and are one of the longest established and most widely respected design awards in the UK.

Paul Lacey, Hanson UK’s national marketing manager, said: “We are delighted to have picked up these awards as they recognise our commitment to quality, innovation and environmental excellence.”

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