Penistone Open market, built for Barnsley County Council in 2010 as part of the Market Towns initiative to house the popular Farmers Market, is winner of the South Yorkshire and Humber LABC Building Excellence Awards. This is the largest oak frame in the country which can be accessed by the public!
The LABC is the umbrella organisation which represents all the Local Authority Building Control Sections in the Country. Not only was the building awarded first place in its class for best Community Project, but it also won the prestigious winner of winners award, selected as overall winner from all classes. We were up against some strong competition, which included the £15.3 million Sheffield Crucible theatre refurbishment and the new £18 million Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITRaN) building. As winner of the regional competition the building will now go forward to the national finals to be held in London later in the year.