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Exclusive Formby home wins prestigious regional award

An exclusive Formby house has been named the ‘Best Individual New Home’ at a prestigious regional awards ceremony.

Firwood Hall took the title at the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) North West Building Excellence Awards at the Emirates, Old Traffordin Manchester.

The awards showcase buildings and designed teams that have faced complex technical or construction issues and building site constraints, whilst also celebrating innovative smart solutions around the region.

Sefton Council’s building control team advised over compliance with the building regulations during construction of the property, which is owned by Mike McComb.

The contractors Creative Design & Build (North West) Ltd and the project architects RAL Architect Ltd were all also recognised.

Stuart Barnes, Sefton Council’s head of economic growth and housing, says: “This has been a long term, unique and complex project, and taken its time to reach delivery.

“During this period there have been a number of design alterations, client-led and technical, that have required a collaborative approach between all parties, including the council’s building control team.

“The results of the ambition of the land owner and the quality of the design and execution have rightly been recognised, and the LABC award is a worthy accolade.”

Rob Anderson, from RAL Architects, adds: “Delivering a home of this quality requires a collaborative effort between architect, builder and the local authority with all parties appreciating the end goal but, above all it requires a client with vision who is willing to put significant trust in the project team.

“RAL is extremely pleased with the end result and are delighted to have the efforts of all involved recognised with an LABC Building Excellence Award.”

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