Builders scoop top transformation award - The Solihull Observer

Builders scoop top transformation award

Solihull Editorial 26th May, 2024   0

AN AWARD-WINNING builder is celebrating more success after scooping a prestigious award for its transformation of an historic Georgian villa.

Lapworth-based Vantage and Co lifted the title for best residential property of the year at the Constructing Excellence West Midlands awards for its work restoring Old Heaton House in Birmingham.

Vantage – the current overall Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Master Builder of the Year – was also shortlisted for the building project of the year for Old Heaton House at the award ceremony in Birmingham.

Judges were told how Vantage worked in collaboration with its client, Elevate Property Group, and D5 Architects LLP, Kensington Kitchen Design, Steve Allard & Sons Stonemasons, Arden Gates and Frame Studio to return the ruined villa in the Jewellery Quarter back to its former glory.

Managing director Stephen Rankin said: “The project was a real labour of love. We felt very much that we were following in the footsteps of the original skilled tradespeople who built Old Heaton House 200 years ago and wanted to create something which reflected and built on their legacy.

“It is one of just two Georgian villas remaining in the Jewellery Quarter and a vital part of the heritage of this fantastic city. It was a delight to be able to bring it back to life.”

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