Builders merchant Jewson has awarded 28 projects from across the UK a share of a £250,000 prize fund.
The Buldiiing Better Communities competition was launched in March 2016as part of parent company Saint Goban’s 350th anniversary celebrations. More than 1,800 community projects were nominated.
Eden-Rose Coppice Trust scooped the top prize – a £150,000 transformation using the Saint-Gobain ‘My Comfort’ building principles – while 27 projects each won a share of the £100,000 regional prize fund.
The 28 winners were invited to an awards ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, where property expert and TV presenter, Sarah Beeny, presented the prizes.
David Fenton, marketing director at Jewson said: “A massive congratulations to all of the winning Building Better Communities projects! We received a huge number of entries and a record number of votes via Facebook so it’s a great achievement for the winners and we can’t wait to see the work take place.
“We recognise that there are community buildings across the UK in need of some care and attention, so we upped the prize for 2016 to ensure that we help turn these buildings into spaces that entire communities can enjoy.”