National Award for Skipton Property Developer

SKIPTON-based property developer Candelisa has won a major national building award at a ceremony in London.

Meanwhile, its residential redevelopment of Providence House in Skipton has also been shortlisted for an award.

Candelisa’s High Lock scheme in Mytholmroyd, near Hebden Bridge, was awarded the title of ‘Best Small New Housing Development’ at the Grand Final of the LABC Building Excellence Awards. This follows their regional success for the same scheme earlier in the year.

Redevelopment of the waterside location included the involvement of the Environment Agency, because of the site’s potential flood risk.

LABC chief executive Paul Everall said: “The location and its attendant flood risk required a bespoke design solution that has been achieved very successfully. The internal layout of the dwellings also takes advantage of the opportunities to provide views and light for the residents.”

Guy Taylor, Candelisa managing director, said: “It’s fantastic to have beaten off high quality competition from across the country and bring this prestigious award back to Yorkshire.

“As a company our philosophy is about providing exceptional spaces in exceptional places through the imaginative regeneration of existing buildings. This award is a fitting acknowledgement of our success in doing this.”

Meanwhile, Candelisa’s Providence Quarter scheme in Skipton is a regional finalist in the 2016 Civic Trust Awards, which recognises outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment. The flagship refurbishment of the former Skipton Building Society headquarters into 47 apartments sold out in just five weeks.

Candelisa employs 15 people and has approved planning permission in place to build 291 homes in areas including Craven, Harrogate and North Leeds.

Craven Herald 26 November 2015

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