• 9 May 2017

The Buttercross wins ‘Best High Volume New Housing Development’ at the LABC Awards

We are delighted to announce that Bower Mapson’s development The Buttercross, Witney, has won ‘Best High Volume New Housing Development’ at the LABC Central Building Excellence Awards 2017.

After-2The LABC (Local Authority Building Control), Awards celebrate achievements in the construction industry and reward excellent buildings, outstanding companies, and partnerships and individuals that go that extra mile.

The completed development comprises an extra care apartment block and 106 two, three and four bedroom houses and apartments built using a range of materials sensitive to the Cotswolds style.

Waterman was appointed by Bower Mapson to provide contaminated land, geotechnical and Health & Safety advice from very early in the project through to completion of remediation and earthworks.

In brief this included:

• Demolition activities were planned so as to eliminate waste and maximise the beneficial re-use of recycled aggregates.

• Aggregates for the sustainable drainage system were sourced from entirely site won, recycled demolition materials without the need to procure and import quarried aggregates.

• Soil and groundwater remediation was achieved by on-site treatment without the need for disposal to landfill and associated vehicle movements.

• Designers warranted the use of recycled aggregates and the local authority adopted the sustainable drainage system.

David Misstear and Richard Meredith from Waterman’s design team attended the awards ceremony on 5th May 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton Milton Keynes. The Buttercross will now compete in the Grand Finals of the Building Excellence Awards which will be held at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in November 2017.

Congratulations to all involved in this exciting project.

The Buttercross previously won ‘Best Regeneration’ at The WhatHouse? Awards 2016.

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