ASBP Awards 2020 shortlist announced

We are delighted to announce the six project shortlist for the ASBP Awards 2020, sponsored by Cleveland Steel and Tubes, Steico, Thermafleece, Timber Trade Federation and UK Hempcrete. The awards are now in their 2nd year and recognise construction projects which exemplify excellence in sustainability through their products, design and delivery.

The submissions were again judged by the ASBP’s experienced board members and assessed against the ASBP’s “Six Pillars of Sustainable Construction”: Health and well-being, resource efficiency, whole-life carbon, ethics and transparency, technical performance and social value.

Yet again, we received a number of very high quality submissions and the judges found the assessment process uplifting and inspiring…but also extraordinarily difficult to create a shortlist! This was due to the exceptional quality of the projects and the care that had gone into the application process.

ASBP AwardsCongratulations to those involved with the following projects:

  • Chester Long Court - Exeter City Council
  • Geanaisean - MAKAR
  • Green Tiles - Colin Rice Architect
  • Larch Corner - LEAP
  • Putney Lower Common Cemetery Chapel - Roger Mears Architects
  • Squash - URBED

The six shortlisted projects will be featured as detailed case studies on the ASBP website in the new year and the entrants will be invited to present at the ASBP’s 4th Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo on 27th February 2020 at Amnesty International’s HQ in London.

The judges will announce the overall winner at an awards ceremony at the conference plus we'll have a 'People's Prize' for the most popular project as voted by the audience. Book your EARLY BIRD (20% off) conference ticket today to attend the ceremony and cast your vote!

You can check out some key information and photographs of the shortlisted projects below. Make sure you sign up to our mailing list and keep an eye on our upcoming newsletters to see the full case studies.

The shortlist

Chester Long Court

A development of 26 high-quality, affordable apartments for Exeter City Council. Built to certified Passivhaus standards and Bau Biologie principles, the dwellings are also Lifetime Homes compliant and aimed at tenants aged over-60 who are looking to downsize, in turn freeing up larger council-owned homes for families in need.


A 3-bedroom certified Passivhaus dwelling in rural Ross-shire in the Scottish Highlands. Designed and built by MAKAR using their innovative n-SIP breathable panel system, which is constructed from locally sourced timber and insulated with woodfibre and cellulose insulation.

Green Tiles

Designed and self-built by architect Colin Rice, the building is a free-standing annexe to an existing bungalow situated on the north-east Norfolk coast. Elevated above a flood-prone plot and positioned to create a sheltered lawn out of the prevailing winds, the 29m2 timber-framed building utilises reused or upcycled materials where possible.

Larch Corner

An extremely airtight, 3-bedroom single storey home in the Cotswolds, certified to Passivhaus standards. Designed by Mark Siddall from LEAP Architecture, the house showcases the best of timber, with a Cross Laminated Timber structure, woodfibre insulation, external Larch cladding and triple glazed Redwood timber windows and doors.

Putney Lower Common Cemetery Chapels

Two crumbling Gothic Revival chapels sympathetically restored and converted into a private dwelling, ensuring a sustainable future for the building. Roger Mears Architects utilised traditional techniques and kept internal alterations to a minimum in order to preserve the historic integrity of the chapels.


A community centre in central Liverpool for arts and health initiative Squash, whose purpose is to "grow great food, people and places for greater health, wealth and happiness". Designed by URBED, the project showcases a range of natural materials including timber cladding, glulam beams and cellulose insulation.

Thank you to the ASBP Awards 2020 sponsors

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