We’re finalists at the Grand Finals, after previously winning two LABC Regional Awards
The LABC awards celebrate significant achievements within the construction industry, rewarding excellent buildings, outstanding companies, as well as partnerships and individuals that go the extra mile.
PLG are winners in two project categories, one in the Central region and the other in the West Midlands. The projects include:
- Toki Farm – Best Residential Conversion or Alteration to an Existing Home – Central region
- Old Station Road in Solihull – Best Residential Conversion or Alteration to an Existing Home – West Midlands region
As a result of winning two regional awards, PLG now goes forward to the national Grand Finals, going up against other regional winners in their categories.
Phillip Gill, Managing Director, Glenn Hotchin, Director, Andrew Vallis, Principal Architect and Alison Pressley Project Architect and team lead, will join J and L Build Ltd, property developers in Potters Bar, as their guests at the awards ceremony.
The awards, which celebrate both people and places in the construction industry, are taking place at Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Friday 19 January 2024.
Good luck to the team!
Our winning regional entries
Toki Farm, Waltham Cross – ‘A home without barriers’
Winner of the Best Residential Conversion or Alteration to an Existing Home in the Central Region.
A dedicated group of construction professionals transformed an existing residential property in Waltham Cross. The property presented numerous physical barriers to someone with mobility impairment and turned it into an inclusive family home.
The project allowed the best quality of practical care, with facilities on the premises for land and water-based physical therapy. This allowed our client with severe cerebral palsy and his family to spend quality time together and get involved in activities that were previously inaccessible.
The project incorporated a hydrotherapy pool with an access hoist and dedicated accessible changing facilities, purpose-built sleeping and bathing accommodation, therapy accommodation and level access to and from the garden with an accessible play area.
The building design was heavily personalised to suit the needs of our client and far exceeded the criteria outlined in the approved part M for residential properties. Every single element was assessed and designed in conjunction with occupational therapists, the client and family members.
This home enables our client to obtain the level of care and therapy he needs. It ensures that there are no longer physical barriers presented by an inadequate property that prevent them from doing so as a family.
Toki Farm cannot be underestimated for how a well-designed and constructed space can positively alter someone’s physical and mental well-being by providing them with the best possible environment to overcome the challenges that lay ahead.
The project team included PLG Consultants Ltd, J and L Build Ltd, Rothley Law Ltd.
Old Station Road, Solihull
Winner of the Best Residential Conversion or Alteration to an Existing Home in the West Midlands Region.
A fantastic example of adaptation and extension which had to evolve as unforeseen and complex situations arose on-site. The Design Teams and Building Control continued to work closely to make sure the initial aims of a project continued to be met, in the face of significant challenges.
The project made an unimaginable difference in the lives of our client and her family. It provided the space they needed to enjoy family life and ensured that they could stay together.
The home provides the space for both now and in the future. It allowed her therapy to be expanded with a hydrotherapy pool, and this has already had a significant impact on her happiness.
The challenge was to design a home filled with light, that was fully accessible in a powered wheelchair throughout, including making sure our client could gain access to the upstairs (lift) and the lower garden level garden (ramped).
There was also a resident Peacock which needed to be retained on-site during construction, so a bespoke enclosure was designed and erected to ensure that it could continue to live happily without any risk from the construction activities.
Heat recovery was used within the Pool Plant to reduce heating requirements for water, and water-saving appliances were installed within the property to minimise water wastage.
Old Sation Road created a spacious and accessible home which enabled a complicated care and therapy schedule.
The project team included PLG Consultants Ltd, React UK and Rothley Law Ltd.