One of the BCO's primary objectives is to define excellence in office space. As part of this objective our annual Awards Programme provides public recognition for top quality design and functionality and a benchmark for excellence in workplaces.

The Programme acknowledges innovation and focuses external attention on examples of best practice. Established in 1992, the competition has grown and developed over the years with a number of innovations to categories and the way the Awards are presented:


Corporate, Commercial and Best of the Best categories introduced


Fit Out and Refurbished/Recycled categories added, along with regional prizes


President's Award added


Innovation Award added


Regional events launched


Test of Time Award added


Changes to the Awards entry process were introduced, along with two additional regional prizes; the Regional Committee Chair Award and the Regional Innovation Award.

2023  Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Awards category introduced


Entries can be submitted by any member of a project team, should be no older than 4 years from January of the year that the Award is submitted for and the predominant use of the building should be for offices. Please note: only the office area will be judged and projects do not need to be occupied in order to be eligible for submission.