Bill's a winner

22nd May 2017

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) held its 14th ‘Building on Quality Awards’ Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation at the Hendon Hall Hotel, Hendon, London, on Saturday 13th May 2017.

We are delighted to announce that William 'Bill' Tarling FICWCI, from billIngoldsthorpe, won the much coveted ‘Peter Wilson Memorial Award’ for his involvement with the development here at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art.

With 25 nominations from the UK and Ireland it is a fantastic achievement.

Chairman of the Judging Panel, Meredith Whilden FICWCI said: “The quality this season has been staggering; far higher than ever before. Our individual markings were astonishingly close, with just a few points difference between all of the shortlisted candidates who are here with us this evening.

This was a project that was very well executed despite being subjected to difficult circumstances and conditions. Without the expertise and understanding of this person the project would not have achieved the exceptional quality that makes these buildings stand out from the norm.

The judges were bowled over by the outstanding involvement Bill gave to the project. On several occasions he could be found checking specifications and drawings well into the small hours.

One part of this project included a portion of the Palace built for Charles II in 1671 and is Grade II listed. Among other historically interesting buildings are the racehorse trainer’s house, two stable yards and a four acre paddock along with other smaller buildings. A new build visitor centre and restaurant was also included within the project.

For his dedicated involvement, which was well over and above what would normally be expected of a Clerk of Works,  we are delighted to award the Peter Wilson Memorial Award to Bill Tarling.’’