Firm has its eyes on design prizes

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Preston-based Conlon Construction has kicked off the New Year with a raft of award shortlists, with five trophies in its sights.

Three projects are finalists in this year’s prestigious RICS Awards, organised by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

In the North West, the impressive multi-million pound office scheme, Jubilee House in Lytham is up for both the Commercial and Regeneration accolade. Home to Danbro, the project saw Conlon transform a former land registry building into a modern multi-storey office development.

In addition, Avro Heritage Museum, situated at Woodford Aerodrome in Stockport and designed by fellow Preston firm, Cassidy + Ashton, is in line for the Tourism & Leisure award having been converted into a modern facility from an existing fire station.

In the RICS Awards for Yorkshire and Humber, Rothwell Fire Station in Leeds has been shortlisted in the Community category.

Finally, a Conlon project is also in the frame for a North West Regional LABC Building Excellence Award.

The £7m Whitefield Infant & Nursery School in Nelson, a new build project, is shortlisted in the Best Educational Building Category.

Michael Conlon, chairman of Conlon Construction, said: “We pride ourselves in consistently maintaining high standards of work and being shortlisted for five awards in quick succession is testament to that dedication to excellence. The projects shortlisted demonstrate the scope of sectors and geographic spread we have.”