Meet the winners of the Lincolnshire Construction & Property Awards 2018

Over 350 people celebrated the winners at the second annual Greater Lincolnshire Construction & Property Awards.

The event organised by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce was held at the Engine Shed on Tuesday, February 6.

The winners are:

  • Heritage Project of the Year
    Banks Long & Co, Lincolnshire Co-op and Lindum Group for the Corn Exchange
  • Apprentice Young Achiever of the Year
    Ashley Hornbuckle from Lindum Group
  • Agent of the Year
    Pygott & Crone
  • Sustainability Project of the Year
    Flixborough Eco Technologies
  • Development Project (over £5 million)
    One The Brayford by Jackson & Jackson Developments
  • Development Project (up to £5 million)
    International Bomber Command Centre, Chadwick Centre by R G Carter
  • Residential Development of the Year
    GEDA Construction for the High Street, Brant Broughton

During dinner, guest speaker and fashion designer Wayne Hemingway of Hemingway Design discussed the architectural landscape in the Lincoln and touched on the scale of construction across the county.

The awards also helped raise £2,168 for LIVES, the charity supporting hundreds of volunteers to deliver critical medical emergency care across Lincolnshire.

Zoe Summerfield, chair of the construction forum steering group and Business Development Manager at Millward, said: “Lincolnshire is a very special place for construction and property, with countless designs and building work taking place all the time helping to improve and develop our county.

“We’re extremely proud of the sector for all it has achieved over the past year, and I would like to say a massive congratulations to all winners who have and continue to work incredibly hard to make our county look great.”

Meet the future of construction

Apprentice bricklayer Ashley Hornbuckle was named Young Achiever of the Year at the 2018 Lincolnshire Construction Property Awards.

Ashley, 21, who joined Lindum in September 2015, was chosen because of his efforts as an ambassador for the construction sector, which have seen him spend time in schools and in the wider community, talking to young people about working in the building industry.

Ashley, who lives in Bracebridge Heath and is currently working on Lindum Homes’ Garret Rise development in Heighington, is in the third year of his apprenticeship.

Former Branston Academy pupil Ashley, said : “I really wasn’t expecting to win. I was actually hoping for second place!

“I was invited on stage and was given a certificate and a glass trophy, which I will be putting on my wall at home.

“It was a really good night. I just want to keep doing my best. I’m quite an ambitious person and I want to see how far I can go. I’m really proud of myself.”