Mill Farm project scoops honour

The team from Kirkham-based Warden Construction win a top constriction award win for work on the  AFC Fylde stadium
The team from Kirkham-based Warden Construction win a top constriction award win for work on the AFC Fylde stadium
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A major Fylde project has won a top building award for its inclusivity.

The team behind the AFC Fylde Mill Farm Project was a regional winner in the Local Authority Building Control North West Awards.

The £30m new build development in Wesham built by main contractor Warden Construction, of Kirkham ,was completed in 2016.

It comprises professional and community sport, leisure and commercial facilities and is the home for football team AFC Fylde and won the Best Inclusive Building title.

The winning project team who delivered this scheme was made up of Warden Construction, Frank Whittle Partnership, Mill Farm Ventures and AFC Fylde, PWA Planning, Partington and Associates, Petit Singleton Associates, Preston City Council and Fylde Borough Council.

The announcement was made at a ceremony at Lancashire County Cricket Club attended by 530 guests from the construction industry and local authority building control professionals.

The LABC Awards are all about the essence of good buildings and projects are judged not on architectural beauty, but on the “excellence” shown from a construction and technical building control view.

The judges praised the winners for their: “innovative and creative solutions and building control professionalism that leads to safe, sustainable and high quality construction projects.”

David Haythornthwaite, Chairman, Mill Farm Ventures and AFC Fylde Football Club said: “We were impressed with Warden from the very first meeting and have found them great to work with on this project.

“The sports village has been a tremendous boost for the local community and economy. ”

Richard Kenworthy, managing director, Warden Construction said: “AFC Fylde Mill Farm Sports Village was the largest design and build project that we have ever taken on and to know that it has been recognised in this way is absolutely fantastic.”

“This award is testament to the effective teamwork by all the members of the winning project team and we look forward to working with them all again in the future.”

David Robinson, Managing Partner, Frank Whittle Partnership said: “We were very impressed with Warden’s approach to the project and the teamwork they instilled.

“We have worked on a number of stadium projects in the UK and this has been one of the most successful in terms of quality of delivery.”

All regional winners automatically qualify for the Grand Finals which will be taking place on November 10 at the Westminster Park Plaza in London.

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