COMMERCIAL WORKPLACE AWARD 

A new building initiated on a speculative basis for commercial letting including buildings that are substantially pre-let or sold on to an occupier. In this category only the base build is judged.

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NATIONAL WINNER


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One Eagle Place, London

This superb building belies the challenges that this redevelopment faced from its restrictive site within a sensitive location. Eagle Place represents the Crown Estate’s first major project in its extensive St James’s portfolio, and acts as the benchmark for the proposed £500m investment programme for the area. Externally the design is both brave and testing, whilst elegantly retaining the original facades. Internally the building delivers highly efficient but simple floor plates that maximise the aspects along Piccadilly.

The development also delivers high environmental credentials. The sensitive design marries the rich history of St James’s with the modern day requirements of business life. The 5,575 m2 of contemporary office space makes for a bright and efficient working environment. The fitting choice of colour scheme was extremely well received by the largest tenant in the building.

The overall astute choice of design, the creative architecture and the pragmatic workspaces are all key contributing factors as to why the scheme was around 2/3rds let within three months of practical completion. The jacking up of the listed façade has been carried out so seamlessly that the passerby would never realise the engineering challenge that was involved. The carefully considered positioning of the entrance is a master stroke which has transformed what was once an unloved dark alleyway into a glorious addition to the urban streetscape.

 The public art incorporated into the freise, positioned below the second floor from the top, is bold but beautifully delivered. The striking use of colour in the Piccadilly façade adds life and vibrancy which is carried through to good effect to the office entrance hall, lifts and toilets. On the ground floor the space offers fantastic retail opportunities adding to the ambience of the building as a whole, and of course to the revenue stream.

The small discrete shops on Jermyn Street are in keeping with the area’s culture and heritage, whilst the Piccadilly side offers larger units suited to the surrounding retail. One Eagle Place is an exemplary redevelopment in an inner city location which combines the new and the old with nothing less than total success.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

The Crown Estate in partnership with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

M&E Engineer

Mecserve

Owner:

The Crown Estate in partnership with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan 

Structural Engineer: 

Waterman Group

Project Manager: 

Stanhope

Contractor: 

Lend Lease

Quantity Surveyor:

Gardiner & Theobald

Investment / Property Co:

 Stanhope

Architect:

Eric Parry Architects

Developer:

 The Crown Estate in partnership with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Interior Designer:

Eric Parry Architects

 Agents:

 Strutt & Parker / CBRE


REGIONAL WINNERS


Scotland

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inovo, 121 George Street, Glasgow

Inovo is a new Grade-A office development located within Scotland’s emerging International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone. Whilst being the little brother of the Tic building currently under construction next door, Inovo is a significant development in its own right making excellent use of the site constraints presented to the designers. BDPs response to the constraints is both understated and elegant and an office that ticks all the boxes of Scotland’s drive for a low carbon nation.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Scottish Enterprise 

Interior Designer: 

BDP 

Owner:

Scottish Enterprise 

M&E Engineer:

KJ Tait Engineers

Project Manager: 

Gardiner & Theobald

Structural Engineer:

Struer Consulting Engineers

Quantity Surveyor:

Gardiner & Theobald

 Contractor:

 Morgan Sindall

Architect:

BDP 

 Agent:

 GVA James Barr

 

 

 

 


Midlands

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Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham

With a pre let of 120,000 sq ft to Wragge & Co secured, this 300,000 sq ft 14 storey Grade A office building combines innovative design and energy efficient features, to provide a headquarter office building with unrivalled internal and external public areas, flexible floor plates of 25,000 sq ft and the latest technologies. With a location boasting a strong public transport provision including Snow Hill railway station, the building also incorporates eco-friendly measures into the design including lighting, heating, waste, energy, recycling and an external ‘living wall’, as a consequence the building was awarded a BREEAM “Excellent” accreditation as well as an EPC ‘B’.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Hines UK

Architect: 

Sidell Gibson

Owner:

HEDF II (Birmingham) S.a.r.l 

M&E Engineer:

Arup

Occupier: 

Wragge & Co

Structural Engineer:

Waterman Group

Project Manager:

Cheshire Shakeshaft

 Contractor:

 Balfour Beatty

Quantity Surveyor:

Gleeds 

 Agent:

 Hines and Ballymore

 

 

 

 


London and the South East

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One Eagle Place, London

This was a challenging re-development in a very sensitive location. Internally the building delivers simple efficient floor plates, a strong environmental performance and maximises the benefit of views along Piccadilly. Externally the design is brave and sensitive in equal measure and the positioning of the entrance has transformed a once unloved pedestrian cut-through into an integrated part of the urban streetscape.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

The Crown Estate in partnership with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

M&E Engineer

Mecserve

Owner:

The Crown Estate in partnership with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan 

Structural Engineer: 

Waterman Group

Project Manager: 

Stanhope

Contractor: 

Lend Lease

Quantity Surveyor:

Gardiner & Theobald

Investment / Property Co:

 Stanhope

Architect:

Eric Parry Architects

Developer:

 The Crown Estate in partnership with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Interior Designer:

Eric Parry Architects

 Agents:

 Strutt & Parker / CBRE