A NEW house in Mere that overlooks one of the areas best golf courses has won an award in a competition to find the best new buildings in the north west.

Architect Tsiantar Architects Ltd, together with contractor DS Building Projects Ltd, picked up the title of 'Best Individual New Home' for its new build 'Deep Dene' on Mereside Road in Mere at the Local Authority Building Control Regional Building Excellence awards held this month.

Of the 15 categories, developers within the Cheshire East Council area scooped top prize in a fifth of them, winning three categories.

In addition, five more of the council’s nominations received ‘highly commended’ recognition.

The three winners will now go forward to the National LABC Building Excellence Awards to be held in London later in the year.

The event celebrates the very best within construction in the region and recognises good relationships between developers and local authority building control services, who work together to ensure quality of build and design.

The awards evening was attended by members of the newly-formed Cheshire East Council wholly-owned company Civicance.

Ian Bunn,. Civicance managing director, said: “These awards showcase fine examples of how private developers are working together with local authority building control to create excellent projects, which enhance their local communities and their living environment. It was pleasing to see, once again, the energy and flair brought to these developments.

“The nominations were of a high standard, so I’m particularly pleased to see that Cheshire East performed so well. These awards both recognise and encourage the creation of a high-quality environment that people in the borough want and deserve.

“This competition not only recognises the flair and imagination of those behind many of our landmark buildings but also the great working relationship that is harnessed between developers and their respective local authorities in creating well-designed buildings that serve our residents and communities well.”