The Wing, Battle of Britain Memorial in Folkestone, Kent, was highly praised in the category of Best Small Commercial Building at the LABC Building Excellence Awards Grand Final – one of the most recognised events in the building industry’s calendar.
The LABC Building Excellence Awards showcase buildings and design teams that have had to tussle with difficult technical or construction issues and building site constraints. They highlight innovative and creative solutions and building control professionalism that leads to safe, sustainable and high-quality construction projects.
A panel of industry experts judged a list of the highest quality projects from around England and Wales to reward the best in technical innovation, sustainability and design. The judges were impressed by the striking winged design which is based on the iconic spitfire and the care that had been taken to ensure that the building was sympathetic to the scenic beauty of its location. The Wing is a modern, simple, elegant and striking building that does not distract from poignancy and dignity of the memorial.