General News | 24th October 2008
Architects Commended For New Stand
Architects Maber have been celebrating after a fantastic night at the Constructing Excellence East Midlands Regional Awards (EMCBE), which saw the firm walk away with The Value Award for their work on the New Stand at Trent Bridge.
Maber were chosen because of their commitment to a long-term relationship to continuously improve and add value to the ground over a 16-year period, as well as ensuring that each completed project is designed to achieve maximum benefit to both users.
In addition, the firm received commendation in the Project of the Year category, and Maber’s Huw Evans, who has worked particularly closely with the club over the years, was short listed for The Achiever Award.
The awards, held at East Midlands Conference Centre, are designed to showcase excellence and reward achievement by organisations and project teams that have achieved regional acclaim. As a result of their win, Maber Architects will now go forward to a national awards ceremony to be held at Lords Cricket Ground in London on the 13th November.
Mark Hobson, managing director at Maber Architects said: “This award is fantastic news for the practice. Over the last 16 years we have worked hard to build a solid working relationship with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and have delivered a number of projects which have helped position Trent Bridge as one of the leading cricket grounds in the country. The most recent stand on Bridgford Road was completed on time for the England - New Zealand npower Test Match in the summer. We are also delighted that Huw gained personal recognition for his work at the ground and are now looking forward to recognition in the national awards ceremony.”
Derek Brewer, Chief Executive of Notts County Cricket Club said: “We are delighted with the work that Maber Architects, and in particular Huw Evans have undertaken over so many years at Trent Bridge and this award is thoroughly deserved. We have received great feedback on the redevelopment from so many parties and it was a major factor in bringing the ICC World Twenty20 to Trent Bridge in 2009.”