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Roundhouse Secures Another Two Building Awards

The innovative Roundhouse livestock building has secured two further award honours – one for construction innovation and one for its environmental credentials.


These awards, plus the 2007 Country Landowners Association’s President’s Award for the Best New Building in England and Wales which it won in 2007 and the Silver medal for innovation which it secured at the 2008 Royal Highland Show, make it the most “decorated” agricultural building in the country, claim its manufacturers Roundhouse Building Solutions Ltd (RBSL).

The latest awards were credited to it by the organisations Constructing Excellence in the North East (CENE), and The Green Organisation.

The CENE awards “are a celebration of everything the North East construction industry has to be proud of”, with £multi million construction projects from major international construction companies competing for recognition. ( Winners are selected across ten categories including innovation, integration, value and sustainability, and go on to compete in the National Constructing Excellence Awards. Roundhouse Building Solutions Ltd was Highly Commended in the “Innovation Award” class, for its dual Roundhouse set-up at the Strathmore Farming Company at Glamis, Angus, Scotland.

On the Environmental side, the building has also secured an International “Green Apple” award from The Green Organisation. This award is for “Built Environment and Architectural heritage”, and is designed to “recognise building projects that enhance the built environment and / or protect our national heritage”. ( The organisation is an independent non political, non profit making organisation that promotes environmental best practice around the world. The award will be presented on June 29th by film star Kate O’Mara at Hampton Court Palace.

Geoff Simpson, one of the two main designers of The Roundhouse along with business partner John Allinson, said he was delighted and proud to have secured the awards.

“Being recognised by these organisations is a major achievement for us, especially considering the size and professionalism of the organisations we are competing with. RBSL is a small company operating in the specialist agricultural market which has seen very little innovation in building design over the years. We are very pleased that others can see the benefits that The Roundhouse brings to the industry.”

RBSL has now sold Roundhouse buildings into all sectors of the livestock market – and has buildings for beef, calves, dry cows, milking cows, dry sows, deer and sheep.

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