A European Cup-winning Nottingham Forest legend got to know the City Council’s building control team very well – after presenting them with three awards in one night.

Peter Shilton, who lifted the famous trophy in 1979 and 1980, was hosting the regional stage of the 2015 Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards, where Nottingham City Council scooped three accolades.

The former England goalkeeper announced the building control team as winners of the Best Social Or Affordable New Housing Development and Best Education Building awards. There was also a ‘highly commended’ in the Best Extension Or Alteration To An Existing Home category.

The first winning entry referred to Eddlestone Drive, in Clifton, which was submitted in collaboration with Nottingham City Homes and saw an old communal garage converted into five family homes. The second was for Robert Shaw Primary School, in Southfield Road, and involved the creation of an energy-efficient building.

The third referred to a house extension in Charnock Avenue, Wollaton, where a number of elements were included to make it fit for purpose well into the future.

The awards are designed to celebrate positive work in the construction industry, particularly focusing on ‘excellent buildings, technical innovation, sustainability and high performance’. Locally, around 150 schemes were submitted across 10 categories, for the ceremony held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, in Nottingham.

Regional winners automatically go forward to the grand finals in London in the autumn. Last year, the City Council scooped a national award in the Best Commercial Building section.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing, said: “Competition is fierce among local authorities with them only putting forward a small number of high-calibre schemes that they have been involved with.

“Winning three of these awards not only recognises the building control team’s high achievement but also gives the clients, architects and designers a great deal of national recognition for their skills and involvement.

“The building control team provides a service which is comparable, and often exceeds, anything on offer in the commercial sector and we’re very proud of the work they do.”

Nick King, site manager at Nottingham City Homes, said: “Being given the opportunity to design and manage the build of the site in Clifton has been a hugely rewarding project. This award is great recognition for the whole team and the hard work that was invested in it.”