Excellence award for farm shop extension
By Stuart Laundy - Senior Reporter
A DALE construction company has been recognised for its work to double the retail space at a farm shop.
S&A Fabrications, of Barnard Castle, received a Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) award for work carried out at Mainsgill Farm Shop, on the A66 at East Layton.
The award, in the retail and distribution category, recognises excellence in the modern agriculture and industrial buildings industry and provides winners with a platform to showcase their best projects.
The Mainsgill project was carried out at the height of the pandemic last year with the design evolving during construction to take into account measures required due to the Covid-19 alert.
S&A also won the award for livestock building of the year for a cattle shed in Lincolnshire.
Judges were impressed by its effective use of space and its internal design.
In all, S&A submitted four projects to the awards, all of which were shortlisted.
Simon Pelly, who has worked for S&A for 15 years and bought the company along with business partner Jonathan Kirk in 2018, said: “The RIDBA awards are the yardstick in the industry for recognising and rewarding excellence.
“I’m delighted to have our projects recognised again and it is testament to the hard work and dedication that our staff here in Barnard Castle and the build teams across the UK put in. Our livestock buildings have been recognised for many years, but the project at Mainsgill Farm Shop shows just how versatile steel framed buildings can be and how good they can look with the right finishes and a keen eye to detail.”
S&A Fabrications employs more than 40 people at their headquarters in Barnard Castle, where they manufacture all of their steel framed buildings which are then distributed and erected around the country.