Over the years we at Ellis Belk Associates have been presented with a number of prestigious awards including the Poole Pride of Place Award, the European Fire Safety Award, and In Business for Neighbourhoods.

Designed and project managed by Ellis Belk Associates, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s national warehouse and distribution centre was awarded the Poole Pride of Place Award for 2005. Ellis Belk Associates were congratulated on achieving such a high quality standard of design and building which contributed to its urban surroundings by Poole Borough Council.

Ellis Belk Associates also designed and project managed the ‘Blake’ disability adapted sheltered elderly flats for East Boro Housing Trust which was awarded an In Business for Neighbours Award in 2004. The scheme included the first ‘Smart’ Home in the country complete with telecare sensors and environmental solutions providing support for elderly persons.

In 1999 Streetwise, the interactive safety centre designed by Ellis Belk Associates was presented with a European Community Fire Safety Award. This was in recognition of its contribution to the work of the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service through:

  • The delivery of fire safety education in a way that overcomes many of the logistical problems associated with a largely rural county.
  • The creation of a focal point to publicise fire safety and other security initiatives.
  • Highlighting through scenarios, the range of special services which involve the Dorset Fire and Rescue Services, eg road traffic accidents.
  • Providing a network link to other emergency services and their own initiatives, eg Dorset Police with a Crime and Disorder Bill