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Winner National and London
85 Southwark Street, London

Allies and Morrison

Client

Allies and Morrison PIP

Architect

Allies and Morrison

Structural Engineer

Whitbybird

Contractor

Mansell

Quantity Surveyors

Barry Tankel Partnership
Davis Langdon

Landscape Architect

Schoenaich Rees

Services Engineer

WSP

Fit-out Contractor

Spectrum Projects


This is a gem of a building set in what was a dreary backwater south of the Thames and was a clear winner at regional level and an outstanding national candidate.

Searching for a new home for 150 staff scattered across five buildings, A&M settled for an awkward, former petrol station overlooking a busy road to create a showpiece for its own architectural skills.

It was an expensive development. But A&M believes the building is an excellent investment, not just in cash terms but in response from clients and satisfaction among staff.

A dramatic glazed fa├žade uplifts the whole street. In contrast, the south-facing rear pays homage to the surrounding Victorian buildings. This steps down to planted areas, letting in controlled light and creating a delightful garden effect.

Inside, the detailing is impeccable, incorporating exposed concrete and simple materials. The ground-floor café gives a sense of arrival.

This is a breath of 21st-century air which has helped lead regeneration of a Victorian enclave.


Winner Midlands & East Anglia
Aston Martin, Gaydon, Warwickshire

Aston Martin

Client

Aston Martin

Architect

Weedon Partnership

Structural Engineer

Rolton Group

M & E Engineer

Rolton Group

Project & Cost Manager

Ford Land & Services

Main Contractor

SDC Builders

Gaydon Facilities Management

Land Rover


Aston Martin, world-famous for producing sleek, powerful cars has carried this attitude through to the creation of a new HQ at Gaydon. The superb entrance elevation and customer reception have a real wow factor. But it is essentially a factory, softened with a barrel-vaulted roof and low walls for minimal impact on the rural surroundings. The integration of a 'street', with its display of historic Aston Martin cars, is a clever way to link the customer entrance with the factory and office space.


Winner South of England & South Wales
Government Communications HQ, Hubble Road, Cheltenham

GC HQ

Client

GCHQ

Architect/Interior Architect

Gensler

Services Engineer

Crown House Engineering

Structural Engineer

TPS Consult

Developer

Integrated Accomodation Services

Contractor

Carillion


It's been called the great doughnut and the hole with a million secrets and reflects a massive change in culture by this ultra-secret organisation. Offices open onto an internal street snaking around the great ring and bridges are extra-wide for staff to stop, sit and talk rather than beaver away in secret. This is still a secret building, protected by heavy walls and restricted access. Yet even this is attenuated by clever use of glass and local Cotswold stone, making the entry like that of a luxury hotel.


Commended One City Place, Gatwick

One City

Client

BAA Lynton

Architect

Bennetts Associates Architects

Main Contractor

Bovis Lend lease

Structural Engineer

Buro Happold

Services Engineer

WSP Consulting

Cost Consultant

Davis Langdon

Landscape Architect

Hyland Edgar Driver

BT Architectural Consultant (Fit-out Architect)

Aukett Associates

Project Manager

Buro Four

Propert Advisor

Jones Lang LaSalle


Commended Renaissance House: NWDA HQ, Warrington

Rennaisance

Architect

Dyer Associates

Project Manager

Turner & Townsend

Quantity Surveyor

Thomas & Adamson

Services Engineer

Roberts & Partners



Commended Vodafone HQ, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire

Vodafone HQ

Client

Vodafone UK

Architect/Fit-out

Fletcher Priest Architects

Building Services Engineer

Cundall Johnston & Partners

Structural/Civil Engineer

Buro Happold

Quantity Surveyor

AYH

Landscape Architect

Barton Willmore

Planning Consultant

Barton Willmore

Building Service Costs

Mott Green Wall

Archaeology/Ecology Consultant

CPM

Highways/Traffic Consultant

Buchanan Consulting Engineers

Planning Supervisor

PFB Construction Management Services

Acoustician

The Equus Partnership

Construction Service Provider

Bovis Lend Lease