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British Champions for the 6th Time

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At a Gala Dinner held at the Lancaster Hotel London, Makers were presented with the “Best Refurbishment Award”  by Paralympic Ade Adepitan.

ade 2The highly prized and competitive award recognizes the efforts of the ‘industry’ to ‘transform’ ageing parking stock and improve the parking experience for users.

This year saw very strong contenders who had been shortlisted from numerous entrants across the UK.  The Merrion Centre, Leeds entered by Citipark, Q Park for Oxford Street, London and Murray Road, Llanelli, submitted by Camarthenshire County are grinners_2_2

The awards hosted by Ade Adepitan seek to reward and recognize excellence and innovation within the Parking industry with event presented by Parking Review.

“We knew Allhallows was a great job and a fantastic transformation but the team felt that Merrion was a strong favourite.”

Darren Wootton, Technical Director.

Allhallows becomes the 6th British Parking Award bestowed on Makers and it’s Partners and reflects the hard work, dedication and the ability to consistently deliver outstanding projects.

makers table“Allhallows success is a testimony to the Partnership and design team that have been involved with Bedford and Makers. Allhallows was incredibly technical with serious structural issues but has had a most comprehensive transformation with clever design, innovation, green credentials and sustainability, and is a worthy winner”.

Mark Bushell, Sika UKAwards

“We are truly delighted, and this award is a testimony to all the hard work and effort demonstrated with the partnership”.

Malcolm Parker, Bedford Borough Council.

“It was always going to be a mixed day for us having a very close association with the Merrion.. I spoke with Ben Ziff of Citipark before the results and we both acknowledged each other’s achievements.. his team has a fantastic flagship car park although I am truly thrilled for the team at Bedford..”

Simon Lamb, Managing Director.

Chris Whapples who received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and a member of the judging panel intimated that Makers could not possibly win for a 6th time!  After congratulating Chris on his success he acknowledged that “Makers has achieved an enviable reputation in car park refurbishment…Congratulations!”

After the closing of ceremonies the team and invited guests headed to a local hostilery to celebrate.

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