Regional Categories

Corporate Workplace

This award is open to either a building commissioned by owner-occupiers or a joint venture between a developer and an occupier. The entry will be judged on the combined merits of its base build and fit out.

Commercial Workplace

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 will be judged.

Fit Out of Workplace

An award for a space or spaces within a building that will be judged on the interior fit out.

Refurbished/Recycled Workplace

A corporate or commercial building where significant works have been carried out to adapt the existing building to modern office use. No more than 49% of the net internal area of the building may be new build.

Projects up to 1,500m2

This award is open to all projects up to 1,500m² of net office area in any of the previous categories.

Innovation (Regional nomination award)

The Innovation Award recognises significant innovation in one or more fields, for example: Unique or differentiated sustainability, wellbeing, information and communications technology, lighting, procurement, social programme, mixed use and regeneration. Winners for this category are nominated and chosen by the regional judges from any of the other categories and announced at the regional awards. All regional winners go on to compete for the National Innovation Award.

Regional Committee Chair Award (regional nomination award)

This award is presented by the Regional Committee Chair for an outstanding contribution to the Property Industry in the region. This might be a project, company or individual, or perhaps a combination of all three. The BCO Regional Committee Chair, Regional Judging Chair and BCO Regional Committee choose the recipient of this Award.

National Categories

Best of the Best

The Best of the Best Award will be presented to the project which is deemed particularly exemplary. Chosen from the national winners, this award is a true testimony to the vision shown by the project team.

President's Award

This special award is presented for an outstanding contribution to the Property Industry. This might be a project, company or individual, or perhaps a combination of all three. The BCO President, Awards Chairman and BCO Chief Executive choose the recipient of this Award.

Test of Time

The Test of Time Award was introduced in 2011 to reward previous BCO award winners that that have proven themselves to live up to their original aspirations and intentions. Each year we approach BCO Award winners from four year's ago to apply for the Award. If you think you are eligible to apply for this year's Test of Time Award then please contact us to request further information.