The 2008 Paviors’ Award for excellence in paving has been awarded to Fylde Borough Council for the very imaginative reconstruction of St Anne’s Square in Lytham St Annes.
The scheme was designed in-house by the Borough Regeneration Team and constructed by a number of local contractors. The number of entries for the Award was fewer than in past years, but the standard of the submissions was high. This presented a difficult choice for the judges. The winning scheme provides an attractive area for the people of Lytham St Annes to walk and sit, and demonstrates innovative use of the Square for street art. The construction work has been carried out to a high standard using good quality materials. The scheme is a positive contribution to the environment of the town, and is enjoyed by both residents and holiday-makers.
The Master, Christopher Laing, and the Paviors’ judge, Mike Cottell, travelled to Lytham St Annes on 30 July 2008 to make the award of certificates and a commemorative plaque to the client, Fylde Borough Council, the Borough Regeneration Team and the main contractor, Marland Builders and Contractors.