LEEDS based Brewster Bye Architects is celebrating after scooping three leading construction and design awards in just six weeks.
The firm won the ‘Best Affordable Housing Scheme’ award at last month’s Local Authority Building Control Awards for its work on a £4.5m housing scheme on Bolton Road in Bradford. The development, on behalf of Home Group, consists of 46 energy efficient and modern houses for families that are struggling to get on the housing ladder.
Brewster Bye also won the ‘Community Benefit’ category at the RICS Pro Yorkshire Awards for Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART). The building on Bennett Road, which was formerly a derelict primary school, is now a valuable community resource that offers high quality arts, office and meeting spaces as well as a popular café.
The extensive refurbishment project includes a glazed reception area linking two existing buildings, a mezzanine floor that creates additional space in the roof voids as well as incorporating a wide range of renewable and environmentally friendly technology.
In addition, the firm recently triumphed in the prestigious residential category at the RICS East Midlands Awards for its work on Greenwich Gardens in Derby, which consists of 98 apartments for older people and includes a valuable community facility complete with restaurant, lounge, bistro cafe, library and fitness centre.
Mark Henderson, a Director at Brewster Bye, says: “Winning three major awards, for three very different developments, in such a short space of time is fantastic for both our business and these prestigious projects. Each of these awards also reinforces our strong reputation for continually delivering highly attractive schemes that stand out from the crowd.”