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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REGIONAL WINNERS

London

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 White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London                     

The White Collar Factory was praised by the judges for having challenged the very concept of the workplace. Boasting a roof top running track and a café bar, White Collar Factory is seen to deliver a unique combination of services that the judges felt was clear evidence of Derwent London’s innovative approach to how the building delivers for its occupiers. The judges also noted the positive impact the development has had on the local environment – describing it as ‘instrumental’ in re-defining Old Street as a location for business.

Client:

Derwent London M&E Engineer: ARUP

Owner:

Derwent London      

Structural Engineer:

AKTII

Occupiers:

Runpath / TOG (The Office Group) / AKT II / BGL Group / Adobe / Capitol One / Spark 44 / BOX.com

Contractor:

Multiplex

Project Manager:

Jackson Coles

Developer:

Derwent London

Quantity Surveyor:

AECOM

Agents:

Cushman & Wakefield / Pilcher Hershman / Colliers                      

Architect:

Allford Hall Monagham Morris

                                       

 

 

Scotland

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 The Silver Fin Building, Aberdeen                     

The Silver Fin building, was praised by the judging panel as a best in class office development which has revitalised the streetscape. The 132,000 sq ft development utilizes high quality, locally sourced materials, both internally and externally, and despite the physical constraints of the site has embraced the principles of the BCO guide to specification and achieved a BREEAM rating of Very Good and EPC A certification. The judges noted how the building core has been designed with tenants in mind, ensuring that common area spaces are proportional and functional and serve users in a ‘practical and elegant fashion’. Overall, the judging panel agreed that both Titan Investors (who developed the site speculatively), and the designers, should be proud of their ‘brave approach’ to the design and execution of this building, and of the impact it has had on the local areas.

Client:

Titan Investors M&E Engineer: TUV SUD

Owner:

British Airways Pension Trustees c/o Titan Investors      

Structural Engineer:

Ramsay & Chalmers

Occupier:

Orega

Contractor:

Sir Robert McAlpine

Project Manager:

Platform

Investment / Property Co:

Titan Investors

Quantity Surveyor:

Gardiner & Theobald

Developer:

Titan Investors                 

Architect:

Cooper Cromar

Agent:                    CBRE                   

 

 

Midlands & Central England

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One Station Square, Cambridge                     

As the largest and most prominent space in the centre, One Station Square developed five floors of flexible Grade A office space to facilitate Amazon’s co-location of 400 staff and the development of the Alexa technology platform, a stunning 3-D display wall comprised of hundreds of voice assistants. The BCO judging panel were impressed that the building delivered a space that was both commercially attractive to a range of national and multinational occupiers and provided a gateway to the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’ of Innovation and Enterprise. Designed in keeping with the style of Cambridge train station’s historic façade, the judges also noted that One Station Square has created a sense of place and improved the arrival experience for the city’s newcomers. The judging panel also drew attention to the project’s ability to adapt to a variety of design challenges in a busy public environment, and praised the building’s capacity to pull footfall away from the crowded main square.

Client:

Brookgate Structural Engineer: Mott MacDonald

Owner:

Railway Pension Nominees     

Contractor:

Wates Construction

Project Manager:

GVA Second London Wall

Investment / Property Co:

Railway Pension Nominees

Quantity Surveyor:

Gardiner & Theobald

Developer:

Brookgate

Architect:

Perkins+Will

Agent:           

 

GVA Second London Wall                  

M&E Engineer:

Hilson Moran Partnership

                                                               

 

 

North of England, North Wales & Northern Ireland

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 Number One Kirkstall Forge, Great Exhibition Way, Kirkstall Forge, Leeds                     

The 110,000 sq. ft., seven-storey office building is part of the first phase of the ambitious £400 million development of Kirkstall Forge, which is being transformed into a thriving mixed-use community in a wooded riverside setting. BCO Judges praised the way in which the building’s design pulls the outside in, creating a modern office which makes the most of its truly inspiring location. The project features a site wide transport plan, which includes new bus and rail services along with enhanced footpath and cycleway connectivity, a car share scheme and cycle and scooter hire. The panel were impressed by the way in which building owner CEG, in response to the residents’ and stakeholders’ call for a new railway station on the site, worked tirelessly with partners to deliver a successful bid to secure Department for Transport support for a new station, as well as their implementation of an infrastructure forward funding model to ensure its early delivery.

Client:

CEG M&E Engineer: Hoare Lea

Owner:

Kirkstall Forge Investment Properties I c/o CEG      

Structural Engineer:

WSP

Occupier:

Zenith Vehicle Solutions

Contractor:

Wates

Project Manager:

Pierre Angulaire

Investment / Property Co:

Kirkstall Forge Investment Properties I c/o CEG

Quantity Surveyor:

Turner & Townsend

Developer:

CEG                      

Architect:

Cooper Cromar

Agent:                   Fox Lloyd Jones                   

 

 

South of England & South Wales

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Bourne Business Park - Phase III, Dashwood Lang Road, Addlestone                     

The BCO judging panel agreed that Bourne Business Park – Phase III delivered flexible accommodation, high specifications and generous finishes in response to an ambitious brief. The development delivered for its occupiers a new café, bike storage and a trim trail that have helped the site deliver strong commercial lettings, which further impressed the judges. Additionally, the project’s strong sustainability and wellness credentials earned Bourne Business Park a BREEAM “Excellent” certification and an “A” EPC rating.

Client:

LaSalle Investment Management M&E Engineer: Hoare Lea

Owner:

LaSalle Investment Management      

Structural Engineer:

Campbell Reith

Project Manager:

JLL

Contractor:

Volker Fitzpatrick

Quantity Surveyor:

Currie & Brown

Developer:

LaSalle Investment Management

Architect:

tp bennett

Agent:

JLL                     

Interior Designer:

David Blair