Lancaster University Engineering Building won the Building Project of the Year Award (up to £10 million) in last night's BCIA awards ceremony, seeing off competition from other high profile projects, such as Duggan Morris Architects' Alfriston School and Reiach and Hall Architects' Maggie's Centre.
Launched in 1998, the British Construction Industry Awards (BCI Awards or BCIA) seek to recognise outstanding achievement in the construction of buildings, taking account of a wide range of factors including architectural and engineering design, but also consideration of the construction process, delivery to time and budget, and client satisfaction.
This year's judges included David Balmforth, President of Institution of Civil Engineers, Dr Paul Leinster CBE, Chief Executive, Environmental Agency for England, John Turzynski, Director of Arup, Deborah Saunt, Director of DSDHA, Rory Olcayto, Editor of Architects' Journal, Simon Allford, Director of AHMM, and Mark Hansford, Editor of New Civil Engineer.
Mark Swindlehurst, Director of Facilities at Lancaster University, has said:
"As the commissioning client, we very much enjoy working with a design team and contractor that have the willingness to collaborate, design and deliver a building that sets itself apart from the ordinary. Our new Engineering Building provides an excellent teaching and learning environment that has been well received by students, staff and visitors. The judges were able to witness first-hand what we have created, we are delighted to have received the award."
For more info, visit the BCIA Homepage.
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