May 06, 2011 05:43 ET

BLP Sponsors RIBA London Building of the Year

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - The annual RIBA Awards form the most prestigious, hotly contested and rigorously judged awards programmes of the year. This year, BLP will sponsor the London Building of the Year- RIBA London's top honour for buildings completed in the capital - the largest RIBA region in terms of entries.

BLP's Technical Director, Jeff Maxted, explains: "We are delighted to be working with the RIBA and sponsoring this award as London has some of the finest buildings in the world with a well deserved reputation for innovation, imagination and quality. There are some exceptional buildings amongst this year's entries and we are looking forward to the announcement of the winner at the ceremony on 19th May."

BLP offers architects a unique approach to defects insurance as they do not require clients to work to a formulaic technical manual and can, therefore, offer architects more freedom. Also, as BLP is used to assessing modern methods of construction, there are none of the barriers that might be encountered with other providers.

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BLP offers an innovative, revolutionary approach to defects insurance for new buildings and refurbishments in commercial and mixed schemes as their policies give clients not only what they want, but what they need.

Unlike traditional new homes warranties, BLP's insurance covers the building – not the developer – and does not ask developers to pay up front registration fees, ongoing membership fees, bonds, guarantees or deposits.

For claims, only proof of damage is required not proof of liability. BLP's cover is approved by the majority of British mortgage lenders.

BLP has long standing relationships with architects, designers, builders, developers, housing associations and professionals to the building, pension and insurance sectors. Some of their clients are: Land Securities Plc, Catalyst Communities Housing Association Ltd, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Newlon Housing Trust, Prime Development Plc, Breyer Group Plc, Clarendon Homes Ltd, Concept Construction Services Ltd, Keyside Properties Ltd and Seagrave Developments Ltd.

BLP (Building LifePlans Limited) was incorporated in 1999 and is a subsidiary of Thomas Miller. It is regulated by the FSA and backed by Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality AG (UK branch) which has an AA insurer star rating.

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