Sub-contractor of the Year 2020

Win at Housebuilder Awards

LMB have won Subcontractor/Services Provider of the Year at this year’s Housebuilder Awards 2020.

The Housebuilder Awards  recognise innovation and excellence in the industry and are brought to you by House Builder Magazine, the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and in partnership with NHBC.

LMB Director, Dan Clarkson, comments: “We are delighted to have won this category, this was a real team effort and we are extremely proud of everyone involved. The core driver of our business is to build good working relationships with clients and working with them to deliver projects on time and under budget.”

RoSPA Silver Award

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Lee Marley has received a RoSPA Silver Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its staff get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety. RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”

Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year 2019

Third win in Six Years

Lee Marley has been named the Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year at the 2019 Brick Awards. Judges commended the high quality of work on our projects as well as singling out our training and personal development of all our operatives.

Following on from wins in 2014 and 2017 this award is a testament to the desire of all our operative to continually improve our quality and offering to our clients

Apprentice Initiative of the Year 2019

Lee Marley’s Apprentice programme has been awarded Apprentice Initiative of the Year at the 2019 Constructing Excellence SECBE Award 2019. Judges were highly impressed with the innovative programme developed with Brooklands College, the pastoral care offered and the ability of apprentices to progress at pace.

Best Sub-Contractor working with Berkeley Group 2018

Apprentice & training recognition

Lee Marley has been voted Best Subcontractor working with the Berkeley Group. Voted for by an independent panel comprising politicians and training professionals from across London as well as industry peers it was further endorsement of both our scaffolding and brickwork apprenticeship programme.

Speaking at the event, Berkeley Group Chief Executive Rob Perrins said: “These awards are a celebration of great vocational training and a chance to reward the hidden heroes who are taking the lead on construction skills”.

Construction News Apprentice of the Year 2018

Construction News Specialist Award Winner

Tyler Pearce was one of the first apprentices taken on by Lee Marley’s partnership with Brooklands College and we are proud that the effort shown by himself the Company and Brooklands College have been so unanimously recognised, as shown below, and is a great refection on Christian Hatherall-Good and Craig Livingstone, his tutor and LMB mentor respectively.

Judges thought Tyler was a role model for the industry. His presentation was clearly delivered with authenticity. Judges could see Tyler’s passion for developing his craft and appreciated the effort Tyler had gone to  deliver his presentation without reading from a sheet. Tyler was the winning candidate for judges because his dedication to personal development and achievements to date were very impressive.

Berkeley Homes Sub-Contractor of the Year 2017



Supreme Award 2017

South Gardens: Winner of 2017 Brick Development Association Supreme Award

The Supreme Award, chosen by the judging panel from all category winners, represents the highest level or recognition from our peers in the industry. The judging panel stated:

The quality of the brickwork is exceptional on what must have been a difficult project, given the variety of detail within the elevational design. The result is a high quality finish throughout and a calming and well landscaped environment in which to live. Superb quality.

Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year 2017

Lady Margaret Hall & South Gardens

This award looks not only at the finished product but also looks at the whole business including Health & Safety, training and apprenticeship programmes.

Lee Marley Brickwork Ltd submitted two excellent projects as evidence of their work’s quality. Project one was Lady Margaret Hall by John Simpson Architects. Project two was South Gardens by Maccreanor Lavington. Both schemes submitted by Lee Marley Brickwork work well and fit into their context effortlessly. Their work, in the words of the judge, represents ‘brickwork par excellence’. Training is closely monitored against an agreed plan for each apprentice and the company clearly understands the benefits both to itself and its clients in nurturing the workforce. Close involvement with training providers is clear. This is a company that takes its responsibilities seriously and hence produces work that has quality as its reward. Presenting a full and thorough set of documents, Lee Marley clearly evidences robust policy and means of checking compliance.

Craftsmanship Awards 2017

Lady Margaret Hall

This award focusses on the individual craftsmanship of the brick layer. Lady Margaret Hall was a project that demanded much skill and care which is reflected in the judges words:

The development sits easily within the College making a positive contribution to the whole. The college now has a fine building, which has fitted seamlessly into its surroundings. The choice of brick and its combination with the stone is just right for this context. The workmanship is first class. The brick is laid with care and precision and the combination with the stone is well handled. The college seems very pleased with this important addition to their building stock. This building is built for the long-term and likely still to deliver its benefits years from now. In summary, the project represents and well crafted and beautiful addition to the school.

Best Large Housing Development 2017

South Gardens: 2017 Brick Awards Best Large Housing Development

This is an estate regeneration project of fine resolution from an architect at the top of their game creating high density homes with a real sense of place. The high quality of detail design and construction, carried through from macro to micro scale is to be applauded. The development provides high density housing while simultaneously creating high quality external amenity spaces. Semi-public/private zones in front of home entrances are well resolved and create privacy for residents while positively enhancing the streetscene. The relationship of the development with the surrounding area is positive, demonstrating rich variety and interest through changes in scale, appearance, detail and materiality.

Best Large Housing Development 2016

St John’s Way, Battersea


RIBA National Award 2016

Trafalgar Place: 2016 RIBA National Award & RIBA London Award winner and is nominated for RIBA Sterling Prize.

The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

RIBA judges described the the development with the highest of regard:

“Brick was selected as the principal façade material. In total, eight types of bricks are used, referencing the materiality of the neighbouring buildings. At junctions between varying brickwork colours, keyed-in corners refer to traditional brickworking methods whilst whimsically playing on proportion and scale. This clever use of brickwork, as well relating to context, gives the new buildings an identity of their own. The subtlety of the brick-work and brick detailing is both beautiful and playful. The quality achieved should be an example for future housing developments.”

Craftsmanship Award 2015

Jafar Gallery & Jafar Hall, Eton College

This award focuses on the craft and skill of the bricklayer and recognises the highest standard of craftsmanship.

Craftsmanship is judged by a subcommittee of judges who are particularly qualified in understanding exceptional craftsmanship. The Award is awarded to the team but presented to the lead craftsman on the project – Lee Marley Brickwork, for their work on the Jafar Gallery and Jafar Hall, Eton College. An original conception, the building reflects its function of housing, the Egyptian exhibition and an Oratory forum.

The craftsmanship is both hugely demanding and outstanding. It mirrors anything that has been achieved in previous generations. The careful realisation of a demanding design meticulously combines a variety of materials. This is a unique building responding to a unique programme and whilst the design itself is outstanding it is complimented by a degree of craftsmanship which the winner has every reason to be extremely proud of.

Housing Design Award 2015

Trafalgar Place, Elephant & Castle

The Housing Design Award is awarded to both the Architect and Bricklayer for the best design and application of brickwork on a residential development.

An exceptional piece of urban design on an intimate scale. Well-proportioned, demonstrating expert detailing and beautifully integrated with the landscape. The relationship to the surroundings are both sensitive and seamless with the neighbouring streets and buildings. This scheme creates an oasis amongst a chaotic urban context.

One Judge stated:

“This scheme stands high above any residential development I have seen in recent years, with an extraordinary quality of detail. The project demonstrates the role that brick can play in making a place distinctive and out of the ordinary”.

Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year 2014

Eton College, Reading Station, Bromley Road

Awarded in recognition of the brickwork contractors contribution to the industry including workmanship, training, quality and Health & Safety performance.

The three projects illustrate a great diversity in building aesthetic without compromising the style and quality of the brickwork. The judges were thoroughly impressed with the precision and accuracy which consistently ran through all projects.

The judges commented that Eton College was: “a technically demanding project carried out with great skill and ingenuity” whilst Reading station was “skilfully clad in tiles and bricks, demonstrating a high degree of accuracy and precision”. The judges thought that Bromley Road had a “beautiful rhythm” and the “attention to detail was second to none”.

Craftsmanship Award 2014

Eton College: Birley, Lyttleton & Elliot Schools

This award focuses on the craft and skill of the bricklayer and recognises the highest standard of craftsmanship.

“The brickwork contractor has proved themselves to be masters of their profession with this technically demanding assemble of brick and stone. The work has been carried out with infinite care and skill and the end result sees a beautifully crafted building. The technical virtuosity demanded by the project is of the highest order, to which the team has responded magnificently.

The architectural expressions of the buildings; brick and stone arches and stone columns can only succeed if the workmanship is immaculate, which it is.”

Best Outdoor Space 2014

Reading Station

Awarded by the BDA for the best use and application of clay bricks in a hard landscape design.

On visiting this project the judges thought the station to be the worthy winner of this category. The station comprises a number of walls which flank an underpass and the lower levels of the station. The walls are finished in a variety of bricks which have been well laid and present a pleasing finish. The space shows accuracy, consistency and technical competence. The precise nature of the sawtooth brickwork required great detailed design.

The judges thought the choice of bricks on this project complemented each other appropriately and congratulated the precision of workmanship by the bricklayer.

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