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Mill renovation project recognised at national awards

The renovation of an iconic Lancashire flour mill has been recognised at a national construction awards ceremony.


Ainscough Mill in Burscough, redeveloped by Persimmon Homes, was highly commended at The Brick Awards, the UK building industry’s longest, most well established and most widely respected design and construction awards programme.


Mark Cook, managing director of Persimmon Homes Lancashire, said: “Ainscough Mill has enormous local significance to the village of Burscough, so our plans to develop this site always included a sensitive restoration of the historic buildings.


“The transformation has been fantastic to witness, from an empty shell into a highly desirable collection of 56 contemporary apartments, combining modern living spaces with retained period features and unique charm.


“We are thrilled to receive this glowing endorsement from the construction industry’s leading awards.”


Celebrating the best the house building industry has to offer, the Bricks recognise and reward the exceptional work of registered developers and contractors who go the extra mile, regardless of size, to deliver quality in construction and design.


Ainscough Mill was highly commended in the category for Conversion or Refurbishment Development of the Year.


The Bricks event took place at One Embankment in Central London on Thursday 15th October, hosted by TV star Alexander Armstrong.


As these awards have developed, LABC Warranty has seen build standards improve, and are delighted with the quality of contenders nominated in 2015. With more than 3000 eligible sites, it is a great achievement to have been shortlisted to one of the 30 finalists who attended the exclusive award ceremony in London.


Mike Swatton, LABC Warranty business development director and head judge, said: “The standard of the nominees across the board has been unprecedented, once again raising the bar for next year.”


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