SKIPTON based developer Candelisa has won two prestigious building industry awards for its ‘Motor Works’ mixed-use scheme in Cononley.

Candelisa received the regional award for ‘best high volume new housing development of the year’ in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) People and Places Awards, qualifying for the national finals in January.

Within a week, it also picked up the ‘best large development of the year’ award at the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards.

The LABC awards recognise the best in quality, standards, technical innovations and sustainable designs at a local level. The awards also take into account the working relationship between the developer, contractors and local authority building control.

The Yorkshire Residential Property Awards were organised by Variety Yorkshire, the Children’s Charity which aims to make a tangible and positive impact on the lives of children and young people, raising an impressive £126,500 on awards night.

The Motor Works, Cononley, is the conversion of a traditional mill building on a six-acre brownfield site. It includes 51 apartments and 52 individually designed new homes, and15,000 ft2 of commercial space to bring employment opportunities to the area

Guy Taylor, Candelisa’s managing director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win these two highly coveted industry awards which endorse our position as an innovative and responsible developer. The in-house design of the mill retained the historic core of the building, including the iconic chimney, and we ensured the new luxury annexe was sympathetic to its historical context, all with energy efficiency at its heart.

“We worked closely with all stakeholders, including Historic England, throughout the process to ensure the completed scheme complemented this prime rural location while providing much needed quality housing.”

Candelisa is currently working on projects in Embsay and Haworth and will shortly be developing the Anley Crag Business Park in Settle.