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Press Statement

Wednesday 21 December

Top award for Fareham & Gosport Borough Councils, Building Control Partnership

Fareham and Gosport Councils Building Control Partnership (BCP), in conjunction with Hampshire County Council Property Services (HCC), has been recognised with a 'highly commended' in the Best Partnership category at the prestigious 2011 National LABC Building Excellence Awards.

This latest award follows on from their success in winning the 'Best Partnership' award at the regional LABC Building Excellence Awards in June 2011.

The awards recognise the importance of building control in creating high quality and sustainable building environments that comply with the highest standards of safety, environmental efficiency and accessibility. The 'Best Partnership' award recognises a successful partnership where a local authority building control department and other partners have worked together to deliver great buildings and innovative solutions.

The partnership between BCP and Hampshire County Council property services (HCC) commenced in April 2009 following a full tendering process. The partnership arrangement has helped deliver some 600 projects with a total value exceeding �133 million. The nature of the projects has varied considerably and include; new schools, new fire stations, discovery centres, school extensions and works to many important historical buildings (such as Blenheim Palace and Winchester Cathedral).

This collaborative approach is proving extremely successful and beneficial to all parties, providing HCC with high quality, excellent value for money Building Control consultancy for its large and diverse portfolio of buildings.

Councillor Arthur Mandry, Deputy Executive Leader and Portfolio Holder for Public Protection at Fareham Borough Council with responsibility for Building Control, and Councillor Christopher Carter, Mayor of Gosport, who has responsibility for Building Control at Gosport Borough Council commented: "We are delighted that the fantastic partnership work being carried out by the Building Control Partnership and Hampshire County Council has been recognised at these prestigious awards. The partnering model established has created an unrivalled building control service which provides first class services for HCC and has ensured that all parties to the partnership are able to enjoy considerable benefits"

ENDS

For further information contact:
Janine Hensman, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824302
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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