INNOVATION

Regional Judges are asked to consider all projects for the Innovation Award. For the first time this award is presented on a regional level and recognises a significant level of innovation in one, or more, fields.

In recognition of the importance of this category, and to highlight some of the exceptional innovative concepts that are developed across the UK’s buildings every year, the BCO introduced the Regional Innovation Award.

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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 Edrington Group, 100 Queen Street, Glasgow                     

The judges were impressed with how the new offices, to which The Edrington Group’s staff were relocated, incorporated the brand throughout the design process. The panel noted that by involving staff members in a workshop about the design of their new headquarters, the project delivered a workplace that employees were excited to relocate to. The finish, in the view of the judges, is a less corporate, but distinct aesthetic which incorporated a selection of cost-effective materials and is inspired by the industrial distilleries and bottling plants that process Edrington’s products.

Client:

The Edrington Group

Interior Designer:

Form Design Consultants

Owner:

Esson Properites 

M&E Engineer:

RSP Consulting Engineers

Occupier:

The Edrington Group

Structural Engineer:

Acies Group

Project Manager:

Gardiner & Theobald

Contractor:

Morries & Spottiswood 

Quantity Surveyor:

Gleeds Cost Management

Agent:

Mark Allan Property Consultants                             

 

                                                      

 

 

North of England, North Wales & Northern Ireland

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Hilson Moran, 9 Charlotte Street, Manchester                     

The BCO judges applauded Hilson Moran for its sustainable approach, earning the development the UK’s third WELL Certification. With 40 years of experience designing environmental services, Hilson Moran set out to deliver an exemplar project for their own office, located in the Neo building in Charlotte Street. The judges added that the challenge of achieving WELL Certification in a fit out should not be underestimated. Many initiatives were implemented with a view to improve employee health and wellbeing, such as local adjustment of office temperatures and personal lockers, design features such as green moss walls in the collaboration area, and plants which were carefully selected to help remove pollutants from the air.

Client:

Hilson Moran

Interior Designer:

Space Invader

Owner:

Bruntwood 

M&E Engineer:

Hilson Moran

Occupier:

Hilson Moran

Contractor:

Dragonfly

Project Manager:

Hilson Moran

Developer:

Bruntwood

Quantity Surveyor:

Hilson Moran

Agent:

Matthews and Goodman                            

Brief Consultant:

 Hilson Moran

                                                      

 

 

South of England & South Wales

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The Porter Building, One Brunel Way, Slough                     

The judges described The Porter Building as having delivered a cutting-edge workplace for the region. They noted that the building, which was the first in the UK to achieve certification through the WELL Building standard under the core and shell category, incorporated an awareness of health and wellbeing throughout. Located directly opposite the town’s railway station, in the judges’ view, the development has delivered a prominent centrepiece in the wider regeneration of Slough.

Client:

Landid Property

M&E Engineer:

Derry Building Services

Owners:

Landid Property / Brockton Capital

Structural Engineer:

Cundall

Project Manager:

Rider Levett Bucknall

Contractor:

Bowmer & Kirkland

Quantity Surveyor:

Rider Levett Bucknall

Investment / Property Co:

Brockton Capital

Brief Consultant:

tp bennett

Developers:

Landid Property / Brockton Capital                            

Architect:

tp bennett

Agent:                              CBRE                        

Interior Designer:

tp bennett