Architect wins top award

PUBLISHED: 09:45 02 May 2009 | UPDATED: 21:45 31 May 2010

Abrams Arcitects' Award.
Newport.
April 27, 2009.
Photograph by Michael Boyton.
Pic shows: Staff with the award.
Names (L-R): Emlyn Pritchett; Yalileth Pritchett; Gillian Grist; Ian Abrams.

Abrams Arcitects' Award. Newport. April 27, 2009. Photograph by Michael Boyton. Pic shows: Staff with the award. Names (L-R): Emlyn Pritchett; Yalileth Pritchett; Gillian Grist; Ian Abrams.

A NEWPORT architect is building his reputation as well as award-winning houses after picking up a top prize. Chartered architect Ian Abrams won the best individual house category at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Excellence Awards 2009. I wa

A NEWPORT architect is building his reputation as well as award-winning houses after picking up a top prize.

Chartered architect Ian Abrams won the best individual house category at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Excellence Awards 2009.

"I was pleased that the house had been nominated, and delighted that it had been shortlisted," said Mr Abrams. "It's the cherry on the cake that it won. Now we're through to the national finals, so I hope we do as well in six months time."

Mr Abrams picked up the award for his design of a house in Meldreth, South Cambridgeshire, beating three other architects in the category.

The detached house on Stone Lane, designed by Mr Abrams at his studio in Newport, was nominated by South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) Building Control Department.

For more information about Ian Abrams Chartered Architect visit www.ian-abrams-architects.co.uk or call 01799 543726. For details about the LABC visit www.labc.uk.com

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