SEDGEMOOR is home to a number of winners in the prestigious South West LABC Building Excellence Awards.

More than 350 industry professionals attended the annual event representing companies including: Kier Group, Highfield Homes of Distinction and The Larkfleet Group.

The LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards showcase buildings and design teams that have faced challenges such as complex technical or construction issues and building site constraints.

The awards also call attention to innovative, smart and creative solutions that have been implemented in building projects in the South West.

The winners automatically go forward to the Grand Finals which will be held in November in London.

Somerset Building Control Partnership, which is a joint service between the Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton, and Mendip district councils, went home with five winners overall.

These included the Best Inclusive Building which went to the Greatwood Camp building in Adscombe Lane, Bridgwater, while Best Educational Building went to the National College for Nuclear campus in Cannington.

Meanwhile Bridgwater's new Mercure Hotel - which received a £500,000 loan from Sedgemoor District Council to help it finish on time - was given Highly Commended in the Best Partnership with a local authority building control team category.

Nigel Hunt, Somerset Building Control Partnership manager said “We are delighted that the evening was such a resounding success, not only for us but our clients too.

"The awards have highlighted yet again the exceptional quality of construction projects being undertaken in the districts.

"I would like to congratulate our clients and look forward to further successes at the National Awards.”