Rotherham buildings up for top awards

AN ECO-friendly housing development and a 180-seat fish and chip restaurant are among new buildings in Rotherham that have been nominated for prestigious building awards.

Whitby’s, the new restaurant at Catcliffe, the eco-friendly Whitehill Willow housing development at Brinsworth and a new self-build, three-storey house set in a conservation area have all been nominated for the South Yorkshire and Humber Building Control Building Excellence Awards.

Each was nominated for the awards by the Building Control department of Rotherham Borough Council and will find out if they have been successful at an award evening, in Scunthorpe, on April 19.

Whitby’s fish, which was built by Foers Contracts, along with Freeman Associates, opened last year and is now in the running for the prestigious “best commercial building over £1 million” award.

Bramall Construction is hoping for success in the “best small housing development” category for its eco-friendly Whitehill Willow housing development in Brinsworth.

Wates Living Space has been nominated in the “best social housing project” category for its Rother View site, at Canklow, and architects G.M. Clay Architectural Designs are short-listed for the “best individual house” award for Stenton House, which was built to fit in with the conservation area that surrounds it in Laughton-en-le-Morthen.