BriggsAmasco’s superb delivery of a logistically challenging roofing programme at a historic lighthouse site has taken the honours at this year’s Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) Awards.

The project, at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Visitors Centre in Shetland, was announced ‘General Work, Development and Hybrid Project of the Year’ winner during a spectacular awards ceremony at London’s Royal Horseguards Hotel on 07 June.

Nearly 200 influential members of the roofing and waterproofing sector attended the event, which included an entertaining post-ceremony presentation by England football legend, Stuart Pearce.

Speaking of the awards win, Allan Dorris, Manager at BriggsAmasco’s Glasgow branch, said: “I’m proud of all of my team that delivered this unique project. The logistical planning, design, high quality, insulation and professional management were all befitting of the high standards BriggsAmasco is renowned for. A massive thanks to all the team involved, as well as the Mastic Asphalt Council for organising another fantastic awards event.” 

For the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Visitors Centre project in Shetland, DITT Construction appointed BriggsAmasco to supply a new mastic asphalt roof to the historic site’s engine room. The ‘once-in-a-generation project’ was on behalf of the Shetland Amenity Trust. It meant it was imperative costs were minimised during the roof’s refurbishment, with BriggsAmasco operatives displaying the utmost care, attention and professionalism in carrying out the work whilst the centre’s accommodation blocks were occupied by holidaymakers. The team’s performance at the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse also earned industry acclaim with victory in the Mastic Asphalt category at this year’s NFRC UK Roofing Awards.

Allan Doris continued: “I’m delighted our teams’ performance at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitors Centre has received the recognition it deserves with the wonderful MAC award. It was a special project to be involved with, and one I’m sure those who journeyed a long way and worked hard to complete it will remember for a long time. Additional thanks to all at IKO for its support throughout all stages of the works delivery. As ever, the quality of IKO mastic asphalt products was excellent.”