RIDBA Building Awards 2019

The winners of the RIDBA Building Awards 2019 were announced at a glittering Dinner at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on Friday 15 March.

The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) runs the awards bi-annually, this year hosted by star of BBC Springwatch, Lucy Cooke.

The Dojima Sake Brewery

The Dojima Sake Brewery

The 2019 finalists has showcased innovative and revolutionised work that has been recognised within the industrial and agricultural building industry.

Members who has shown outstanding individual achievements throughout their projects and are recognised for the award below:

Overall Winner

  • The Dojima Sake Brewery, Fordham – M D Anthony Highly Commended

  • Centre of Diary Science Innovation, University of Nottingham – Haston Reynolds Special Recognition

  • The Tin Coo, Bishopston Farm – Shand Building Design

RIDBA Chairman, Mike Hammond said:
‘It has been a pleasure to be RIDBA Chairman during this fantastic work, and yet again the RIDBA Building Awards showcase excellence in our trade.

Congratulations to RIDBA Building Awards 2019 Overall Winner, the Dojima Sake Brewery. The project showed how M D Anthony Ltd balanced the challenging planning and design issued of a Grade II listed building with delivering a culturally appropriate building – a real testament to expertise, creativity and aesthetics.

Finally, I would like to thank all of our sponsors, without their support, these awards would not have been possible.’

There were a total of 33 recognised members at the award ceremony and announced in RIDBA promotional materials.

Overall there are 8 winners under the categories below:

Commercial Winner

M D Anthony - The Dojjima Sake Brewery, Fordham

General Agricultural & Storage

A.C Bacon Engineering - Hinton Lodge Work Shop & BioMass Building, Suffolk


Heston Reynolds - Centre for Dairy Science Innovation, University of Nottingham


S&A Fabrications - Venison Lairage and Processing Facility, Dovecote Park

Public Services

A.C Bacon Engineering - Cedar Hall, Norfolk


M D Anthony - Y House, Cambridge

Recreation & Leisure

M D Anthony - The Orangery – Rushton Hall Rushton

The RIDBA Training Award has recognised Shufflebottom for their commitment to the industry training, with over 1,024 hours of training completed between 2017 and 2018. Shufflebottom has dedicated their strategic objective of continuously improving their training provision to ensure it is high-quality, effective and efficient.

RIDBA would like to take this opportunity to thank its sponsors for helping to make the RIDBA Building Awards 2019 a great success:
AJN Steelstock, Eternit, Joseph Ash Galvanizing, Kingspan and Steadmans.


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