PROJECTS UP TO 2,000m2 AWARD

This category is for projects up to 2,000m² and covers all award categories; corporate, commercial, fit out and refurbished/recycled workplaces.

NATIONAL WINNER


Scotland

 SCOT_W15_TheAlbus

The Albus, 110 Brook Street, Glasgow

The Albus is a superb example of a building that has been developed by a client with a clear vision, and a design team and contractor with the skills and expertise to deliver those aspirations. This development, in the Commonwealth District in the east end of Glasgow, fits a gap in the wider provision of quality office accommodation that has not been catered for in the area until now. Rather than roll out a standard office building aimed at a wide range of users, the team identified the type of employment and sectors they wished to promote.

The new building responds to this and the end result delivers the appropriate workspace to attract its target audience of creative media and technology occupiers. The flexible internal spaces have the capability to meet the eclectic range of office uses and users that will make the Albus their new home. The range of occupiers benefit from the understated, simple palette of quality materials that has been used throughout the building. This subtle application allows the tenants to create their own bespoke internal workspace by stamping their own identity on their accommodation and personalise the deliberately benign background.

The Albus has created a truly sustainable development; delivering not just sound environmental credentials scoring a BREEAM 'Very Good' and 'B' rated EPC, but also embracing both the social and economic needs of the area. The building will help create jobs and add to the improvements already underway in the locality that includes the Emirates Arena and Velodrome; public transport and highway investment; upgrading to key public realm routes and spaces including new pedestrian bridges and pathways and new residential, leisure and retail provision.

The close collaboration that existed between all those involved in the the project has resulted in the office successfully avoiding a feeling of 'cheap and cheerful'. The quality of the design, workmanship and internal environment stands out, not just in this rapidly changing part of the City, but the rest of Glasgow and indeed Scotland as a whole. That all of this was achieved with a very modest budget is also worthy of commendation. The Albus stands confidently and proudly in the community in which it serves.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Clyde Gateway

Architect:

jmarchitects

Owner:

Clyde Gateway

M&E Engineer:

Wallace Whittle

Project Manager: 

Gardiner & Theobald

Structural Engineer:

Woolgar Hunter

Quantity Surveyor:

Gardiner & Theobald

Contractor:

Robertson Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REGIONAL WINNERS


Scotland

 SCOT_W15_TheAlbus

The Albus, 110 Brook Street, Glasgow

Close collaboration between the client, design team and contractor has resulted in a quality of the plan, workmanship and internal environment that stands out not just in Glasgow, but Scotland as a whole. The flexible internal spaces have the capability to meet a range of office uses - be they creative, technical or more traditional.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Clyde Gateway

Architect:

jmarchitects

Owner:

Clyde Gateway

M&E Engineer:

Wallace Whittle

Project Manager: 

Gardiner & Theobald

Structural Engineer:

Woolgar Hunter

Quantity Surveyor:

Gardiner & Theobald

Contractor:

Robertson Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


North of England, North Wales & Northern Ireland

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Number 1 Hardman Street, Manchester

The project team overcame promptly and successfully a number of challenges to produce this striking office building, which makes a valid contribution to the Spinningfields landscape. There is a commendable simplicity about this design which provides hard to find small, flexible floor plates within a new city centre building, which was actually earmarked for leisure use.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Allied London

Architect:

Levitt Bernstein

Owner:

Charles Street Building Group

M&E Engineer:

Grontmij

Occupier: 

MediaCom

Structural Engineer:

Capita Symonds

Quantity Surveyor:

Gardiner & Theobald

Contractor:

Eric Wright Construction

 

 

Developer:

 Allied London

 

 

 

 


London and the South East

 LON_W15_20Bentinck

20 Bentinck Street, London

More New York loft apartment than office, Bentinck Street creates a real home for its occupier. The central space is connected by a dramatic angled stair with kitchen and dining areas on the higher floor and the main office floor linked below - fully kitted out with technology and collaboration tools.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Howard de Walden Estates

Architect:

modus

Project Manager:

modus

Interior Designer:

modus

Quantity Surveyor: 

CBRE

Structural Engineer:

Elliott Wood

Brief Consultant:

UnWired

Contractor:

modus

 

 

 Agent:

 Colliers

 

 

 

 


Midlands & East Anglia

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Cundall Office, Cathedral Court, 4th floor, 15 Colmore Row, Birmingham

This project has transformed a standard office floor plate into a unique workplace that also acts as a showcase for the business. The investment in advanced lighting and communication systems has paid dividends.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Cundall

Quantity Surveyor:

RLB

Owner:

Horton's Estate

Interior Designer:

Peter Grant Associates

Occupier: 

Cundall

M&E Engineer:

Cundall

Project Manager:

RLB

Contractor:

Overbury

 

 

 Agent:

 GVA

 

 

 

 


South of England, Thames Valley and South Wales

 SW_W15_EagleHouse

Eagle House, 1 Babbage Way, Exeter Science Park, Exeter

This flagship building creates a sustainable, flexible workplace which sets out the values of its developer and occupier. The workspace will encourage science based start-ups and nurture local skills well into the future.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Client:

Eagle One

Interior Designer:

LHC Architecture + Urbanism

Owner:

Eagle One

M&E Engineer:

AECOM

Occupier: 

Eagle One

Structural Engineer:

Hyder Consulting (UK)

Project Manager:

Sweett (UK)

Contractor:

Interserve Construction

Quantity Surveyor:

 Sweett (UK)

 Developer:

 Eagle One

 Architect:

 LHC Architecture + Urbanism

 Agent:

 Eagle One acted as own agent