PROJECTS UP TO 1,500m2 AWARD

This category is for projects up to 1,500m² and covers all award categories; corporate, commercial, fit out and refurbished/recycled workplaces.

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NATIONAL WINNER


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Concordia Works, 30 Sovereign Street, Leeds                                 

This former yarn and cord warehouse, built in the early 20th century, has been transformed with the needs of modern businesses in mind, whilst sensitively maintaining its existing structure and many original period features. The unique and striking five storey property is five minutes from the central station in the heart of the main retail pitch and is opposite Sovereign Square, Leeds’ new urban garden.


The refurbishment of this formerly neglected building is a fusion of original features and modern design, which gel to create a dynamic hi-spec loft style workspace. The interior design respects the integrity of the warehouse’s industrial past with exposed brickwork, trusses, services and cast iron columns playing a major part in the building’s new look.

The five floors of adaptable open plan office space are well suited for the creative businesses looking for space in the area. Each office has dual aspects with the option of both natural and mechanical ventilation. The lighting is LED based with daylight sensors to maintain appropriate illumination levels whilst keeping operating costs at a minimum. The white ceilings and single plastered party wall also help to increase light distribution throughout the office space.


This project shows what can be achieved through careful and considered design and application. The new working environment combines the integrity of a well-built industrial heritage with best practices in modern office design. The restoration has been sensitively undertaken, retaining and reinforcing the original construction, whilst creating a modern workplace which meets the needs of the ‘techie’ occupiers.


This marvellous building could so easily have slipped into obscurity, but it has been restored and revived and is now a vibrant part of 21st century Leeds. Achieving a balance between the past and the present is notoriously difficult in terms of design and architecture, but this has been attained here.
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 PROJECT DETAILS      
       

 Client:

Boultbee Brooks Real Estate Interior Designer: Gpad london

Owner:

Boultbee Brooks Real Estate          

M&E Engineer:

Hoare Lea 

Occupier:

Multiple occupants

Structural Engineer:

Marston and Grundy 

Project Manager:

Projex Building Solutions 

Contractor:

Firecrest Construction 

Quantity Surveyor:

Projex  Building Solutions

Investment / Property Co:

Boultbee Brooks Real Estate                   

Architect:

Gpad london 

Developer:           Boultbee Brooks Real Estate                    

 

Agent:

Knight Frank 


REGIONAL WINNERS


North of England, North Wales and Northern Ireland

 NOR17-ConcordiaWorks

Concordia Works, 30 Sovereign Street, Leeds                                 

This former industrial warehouse has been transformed into a bright, contemporary business space, fusing original features with modern design. The exposed brickwork, trusses and iron columns help create a dynamic loft-style workspace

The judges were impressed by the sensitive restoration of this formerly run down building and the resultant new vibrant “techy” office space made it a worthy winner of the 1,500m2 award.

 Client:

Boultbee Brooks Real Estate Interior Designer: Gpad london

Owner:

Boultbee Brooks Real Estate          

M&E Engineer:

Hoare Lea 

Occupier:

Multiple occupants

Structural Engineer:

Marston and Grundy 

Project Manager:

Projex Building Solutions 

Contractor:

Firecrest Construction 

Quantity Surveyor:

Projex  Building Solutions

Investment / Property Co:

Boultbee Brooks Real Estate                   

Architect:

Gpad london 

Developer:           Boultbee Brooks Real Estate                    

 

Agent:

Knight Frank 

Scotland

SCOT17-5AdvocatesClose 

5 Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh

Whilst this building is only small, it was incredibly difficult to build and certainly packs a punch. The modern flexible office environment promotes creativity without compromising on functionality and has great views.

The judges could not help but be overwhelmed by the feat of engineering that made this winning building possible, and the invigorating and contemporary workspace within was the icing on the cake.

Client:

Morgan McDonnell Architecture M&E Engineer: Rybka
Owner:           

 

Morgan McDonnell Architecture 

Structural Engineer:        

Will Rudd Davidson 

Occupier: 

Morgan McDonnell Architecture    

Contractor:

Interserve (Edinburgh) 

Project Manager:   

 

Thomas & Adamson         

Developer:

Chris Stewart Group           

 

Quantity Surveyor:

Thomas & Adamson         

 

 

 

Architect:

Morgan McDonnell Architecture 

 

 

Interior Designer:

Morgan McDonnell Architecture 

 

 

London

 LON17-BeakStreet

67-71 Beak Street, London             

A complex arrangement of existing heritage buildings, 67-71 Beak Street has been creatively and intelligently stitched together to deliver a series of well-lit spaces that retain the character of the existing buildings the judges said. They noted that the development provides a working environment that meets the needs of a modern office occupier, and added that each level is utilised to maximum advantage including the incorporation of a roof terrace that sits well hidden from the view of the streets of Soho.

Client:

LaSalle Investment Management Structural Engineer: Heyne Tillett Steel

Project Manager:

Constructive Management 

Contractor:

Orchard Interior           
Architect:         

BuckleyGrayYeoman                       

Investment / Property Co:       JLL         
M&E Engineer:          

The Anslow Partnership 

                     

           

 

       

 

                    

 

 

                    

 

 

Midlands & Central England

 MID17-AlconburyWealdClub

  Alconbury Weald Club, Alconbury Enterprise Campus, Huntingdon         

Alconbury Weald Club was praised by the judges as a beautifully detailed building which sits beneath two well designed and exaggerated roof canopies. The building’s generous volumes and exposed finishes provide for a facility that is flexible and robust enough to adapt to new uses as the community continues to grow. From a design perspective, the judges praised how the Alconbury Weald Club appropriates a palette of glazed curtain walling and dark stained timber cladding, in a slip-and-miss arrangement akin to a Scandinavian summer house. 

 

Client

Urban & Civic Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
                    

Owner:

Urban & Civic 

M&E Engineer:                   

Flatt Consulting 

Occupier:

Urban & Civic                Structural Engineer:           

Peter Dann Consulting Engineers

Quantity Surveyor:      

 

Exigere Construction Cost Advisors   

Contractor:

R G Carter                      

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South of England & South Wales

SW17-TheCreativeQuarter 

The Creative Quarter, 8a Morgan Arcade, Cardiff     

The Creative Quarter hugely impressed the judges this year, winning two awards and standing as a lesson in how to create desirable and valuable workspace from redundant areas above retail and other premises, something which the judges said could be applied in almost all towns and cities across the UK. The judges praised the developer for facilitating a creative working culture as well as highly attractive city centre offices and studio space which is distinctive, edgy and fun. The successful scheme relied upon pioneering vision and the bold investment of risk capital to unlock the whole development, the judges added.

 Client:

Helical Interior Designer: Oscar Clarke Design

Owner:

Helical

M&E Engineer:

Mecserve           
Occupiers:         

Multiple Cccupiers 

Structural Engineer:            AKS Ward         
Project Manager:          

Quantem Consulting

Contractor:       Interserve Construction    

Quantity Surveyor:

Quantem Consulting           

 

Agent:       

Oscar Clarke 

Architect:

Insight Architects