The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) held the RIDBA Building Awards 2017 at the Radisson Blu hotel in Cardiff on Friday 17 March in front of over 130 industry guests, a record for this event.
The Awards celebrate the successes of RIDBA members over the past two years and showcase the best in rural and industrial buildings, designed and built to the highest standards. The Overall Winner prize was awarded to Shufflebottom Ltd for their work on the CUBRIC Building in Cardiff which stood out for the major impact it has had on the community and the world of science. The Ancre Hill Winery by A.J. Lowther & Son Ltd was also Highly Commended for its dedication to sustainability and the environment.
The winner of the Training Award was A.C. Bacon Engineering Ltd for their commitment to training, benefiting the industry and not just the company.
Building on the success of previous years and back by popular demand, TV presenter and wildlife expert Kate Humble presented the awards, recognising RIDBA members’ commitment to workmanship and quality.
RIDBA Chairman James Anthony said:
“It is an honour to be the chairman of RIDBA at such an important time for the industry. With so many changes over the past year, these awards show how much we have grown as an organisation and demonstrate our dedication to high quality work. The entries highlight the diverse range of projects that RIDBA members have partaken in, an impressive achievement over the last couple of years. We truly are a varied industry which I am proud to be a part of, and I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring.”
The RIDBA Building Awards 2017 were supported by Filon Products, Joseph Ash, Kingspan, Marley Eternit, Metsec, Steadmans and Farming Monthly as RIDBA’s media partner.