The council’s newly opened Waste Handling & Recycling Centre on Southall Lane has been shortlisted in the Best Public Service Building category in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC)’s Regional Building Excellence Awards.
LABC represents and supports every local authority’s building control service in England and Wales. The awards are the largest business to business awards in the building control sector.
Every year the LABC asks its network of 3,000 surveyors to nominate a scheme in their district which they think represents: outstanding design, craftsmanship, innovation, sustainability, enhanced compliance with building regulations and/or unique solutions for compliance.
Hounslow’s Recycling Centre needed unique fire safety features and environmental controls which have been recognised through the award nomination.
Winners in the London region will be announced at a black-tie ceremony at the Guildhall on Friday 11 May 2018.
Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Hounslow Council, said:
“We’re very proud to be shortlisted for this award. As part of our commitment to be cleaner and greener we invested £22m in our new facility on Southall Lane to help increase recycling in the borough. The site will see 16,000 tonnes of waste recycled every year and we recently held a successful open day for residents to take a behind-the-scenes look for themselves.
“Our teams have done an outstanding job in delivering this state-of-the-art facility under extreme financial pressure due to cuts faced by local authorities. The facility will benefit generations to come and creates an opportunity to generate commercial revenue streams and those funds can support the council’s frontline services.”
I’d like to congratulate the service team and our colleagues at Lampton 360 and wish them the best of luck in the final.”
Find out more about the LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards