Architect in line for accolades

The modern new dentist built at Thorne by Building Link Design.
The modern new dentist built at Thorne by Building Link Design.

AN ARCHITECT has been shortlisted for two top industry awards and will hear the results next month.

Building Link Design Ltd has been nominated in the Yorkshire and Humberside Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards. The Doncaster-based company is in the running for the Best Commercial Building, up to £1m, for a new dentist surgery at Thorne and also the Best Partnership with a Local Authority.

Managing director Shane Marsh said it was the fourth time the company had been nominated and attributed the success to dedication and teamwork.

Building the surgery on King Street presented particular challenges as the site was in a flood zone and a conservation area.

The commission involved enhancing and contributing to the immediate area and reflecting the historic importance and architecture of the previous Victorian school building, using modern day construction techniques and meeting statutory Building Regulation standards.

Close liaison with Building Control ensured the process went smoothly and was completed on time and on budget.

The award winners will be announced at a black tie event on April 19.