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 St Peter's Square, Manchester 

One St Peter’s Square stands proudly within this busy and illustrious neighbourhood creating a new landmark building in one of Manchester's prime addresses. The scale of the design is sensitive to its urban context and cleverly frames views of the Central Library when approaching from Oxford Street and completes the south side of the Square.

 The BREEAM ‘Excellent’ grade ‘A’ office space is the largest new business accommodation available in the city.

The building employs a classical tripartite modulation of base, main and upper sections to reduce the perceived scale. It recognises the vertical emphasis of fenestrations, as is evident in the historically important buildings surrounding the site: To put it simply it is a well thought out and intuitive design. The ground floor opens up into an impressive reception area and public space with a high quality restaurant.

This welcoming area will mature into a fantastic amenity for the building which will add vibrancy and life to the open area. The office floor plates above benefit from a clever use of building components to deliver varying amounts of solar shading depending on elevation, whilst providing excellent views in all directions.

The work space offers great flexibility for future fit out potential, with a variety of servicing and division options available in a way that will suit any business.

The open layout will help to foster a work place culture of innovation and collaboration. The building services have also been provided with the potential city centre energy strategy in mind, allowing easy connection to any future district energy network. Small but well considered details are apparent throughout the development, such as a unique dedicated entrance for cyclist entry, which helps to create a high quality product.

As well as the BREEAM rating the building achieved an EPC 'B'. This is a development fully aligned to the City’s aspirations and ambitions, in terms of its form, function and flexibility. The professionals involved have clearly worked effectively as a team and the already impressive results of their labour will continue to evolve and improve throughout time.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

GMPVF & Argent Development Partnership

Interior Designer: 

Glenn Howells Architects

Owner:

GMPVF & Argent Development

M&E Engineer:

Hoare Lea

Occupier: 

KPMG

Structural Engineer:

Tier Consult

Project Manager:

Faithful+Gould

Contractor:

Carillion Construction Services

Quantity Surveyor:

Faithful+Gould

Investment/Property Co:

GMPVF & Argent Development Partnership

Architect:

 Glenn Howells Architects

Developer:

 GMPVF & Argent Development

Agent: Argent (Property Development) Services

REGIONAL WINNERS


Scotland

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Venture Building, No 1 Kelvin Campus, West of Scotland Science Park Maryhill Road, Glasgow 

Delivered to an extremely tight budget, the developer has crafted a top quality working environment, perfectly suited to its tech-company target market. The deceptively simple appearance belies a sophisticated design which has delivered a series of high amenity offices arranged round a striking central atrium.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Speyroc 

Interior Designer: 

haa design

Owner:

Speyroc 

M&E Engineer:

KJ Tait Engineers

Occupiers: 

Multiple tenants

Structural Engineer:

Arup

Brief Consultant:

Buro Happold - Environmental consultant

 Contractor:

 Speyroc

Architect:

haa design

 Developer:

 Speyroc

 

 

 Agents:

 Colliers CRE / Neil Munro Associates


North of England, North Wales & Northern Ireland

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One St Peter's Square, Manchester 

Externally the design of One St Peter’s Square relates to its historical surroundings, whilst internally it is light and contemporary with an impressive reception area. The workspaces benefit from masses of daylight with excellent views and are attractively connected with contemporary open plan staircases.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

GMPVF & Argent Development Partnership

Interior Designer: 

Glenn Howells Architects

Owner:

GMPVF & Argent Development

M&E Engineer:

Hoare Lea

Occupier: 

KPMG

Structural Engineer:

Tier Consult

Project Manager:

Faithful+Gould

Contractor:

Carillion Construction Services

Quantity Surveyor:

Faithful+Gould

Investment/Property Co:

GMPVF & Argent Development Partnership

Architect:

 Glenn Howells Architects

Developer:

 GMPVF & Argent Development

Agent: Argent (Property Development) Services

London and the South East

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10 Hammersmith Grove, London 

This landmark speculative building has rewarded the developer's insight with commercial success, which has spurred them to build next door. The astute design has created valuable public realm and attractive open terraces at the upper floors.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Development Securities 

Interior Designer: 

Flanagan Lawrence

Owner:

Development Securities

M&E Engineer:

AECOM

Occupiers: 

Multiple Occupants: UKTV / Fox International Channels / Phillip Morris / Accor

Structural Engineer:

Pell Frischman

Project Manager:

EC Harris (Arcadis)

 Contractor:

 Wates

Quantity Surveyor:

EC Harris (Arcadis)

 Investment / Property Co:

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust

Architect:

 Flanagan Lawrence

 Developer:

 Development Securities

Agent: JLL

South of England, Thames Valley and South Wales

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Point, Maidenhead, 27-29 Market Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire

This speculative development achieves West End quality office space in the Thames Valley, at an incredibly low cost. The reception has the quality and welcoming feel of a boutique hotel and the attractive terraces offer marvellous far reaching views.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Aegon UK Property Fund / Capella Estates 

M&E Engineer: 

Watkins Payne Partnership Group

Owner:

Aegon UK Property Fund c/o Kames Capital 

Structural Engineer:

Upton McGougan

Project Manager: 

Rider Levitt Bucknall

Contractor:

Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveyor:

Rider Levitt Bucknall

Developer:

Capella Estates

Architect:

Darling Associates

 Agent:

 Savills / Strutt & Parker