COMMERCIAL WORKPLACE AWARD 

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 is judged.

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PROJECT DETAILS

 Client:

Stanhope Structural Engineer: Arup

 Owner:

Whitewood UK Sarl

Contractor: 

Mace 

 Occupiers:

Publics Media / Soho House / The White Company / Private Members Club: White City House (Soho House) / Cinema: Electric Cinema (Soho House)

Investment / Property Co's: 

Mitsui Fusodan / Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) 

Quantity Surveyor: 

Deloitte

Developer:

Stanhope 

Architect: 

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris 

Agents: 

Knight Frank / Cushman & Wakefield 
M&E Engineer: 

Arup 

 

           

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MIDLANDS & CENTRAL ENGLAND

   

 19MID_Cornerblock

Cornerblock, Two Cornwall Street, Birmingham                       

Launched last year by property group, Bruntwood, the BCO judges agreed the project has resulted in the complete transformation of a previously obsolete 1980s building, which now stands as one of Birmingham’s most exciting office spaces. Based in the heart of the city’s Colmore Business District, the 110,000sq ft building has had impressive commercial success: within a year it was 90% let and achieved rents at the top end of the market. Judges praised the building’s dramatic front entrance and the generous new communal roof garden, which provides occupiers and guests with a stunning view of the city.

             

 

 PROJECT DETAILS      
       

Client:

Bruntwood M&E Engineer:: Hulley & Kirkwood
Owner:           

 

Bruntwood

Structural Engineer:

DW Contracting               
           

Occupiers:         

Various companies     

Contractor:                  Bruntwood Contracting                    
           
Project Manager: 

Bruntwood

Investment/Property Co's:                 Bruntwood       

Quantity Surveyor:

Robinson Low Francis  Developer:  Bruntwood 

Architect: 

Glenn Howells Architects /  5plus architects (Delivery)  Agents:  CBRE / Avison Young / Savills 

Interior Designer: 

Glenn Howells Architects (CAT A)     
 

LONDON

   

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2 Television Centre (2TVC), 101 Wood Lane, London                               

The judges were impressed with the collaboration demonstrated throughout the project that has allowed the creation of a new television centre between two historic studio buildings. The site now serves as both a part of the residential offering and the new BBC offices. The BCO judges felt the architecture of the exterior reflected the site’s history, while the interior delivered a flexible and sustainable space, fit for a modern workforce.

             

 

 PROJECT DETAILS      
       

Client:

Stanhope M&E Engineer: Arup
Owner:           

 

Whitewood UK Sarl

Structural Engineer:

Arup               
Occupiers:         

Various companies     

Contractor:                  Mace                   
Quantity Surveyor: 

Deloitte

Investment/Property Co:                 Mutsui Fusodan / Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)           

Architect:

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Developer:  Stanhope 

 

Agents:  Offices: Knight Frank / Cushman & Wakefield; Retail: Bruce Gillingham Pollard / Restaurant Property 

 

     
 

SOUTH OF ENGLAND & SOUTH WALES

   

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No. 2 Forbury Place, Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire                                    

No. 2 Forbury Place was awarded the Commercial Workplace Award for improving on the first phase of what was an already impressive building situated on the rail route into Reading. Throughout the project the developers considered the use of the space to benefit wellness, sustainability and occupier experience, achieving a quality work place which sets the benchmark for grade-A space in Reading and the wider Thames Valley.

             

 

 PROJECT DETAILS      
       

Clients:

M&G Real Estate / Bell Hammer M&E Engineer: AECOM
Owner:           

 

The Prudential Assurance Company

Structural Engineer:

AKSWard               
Project Manager:         

Total Project Integration (TPI)     

Contractor:                  Galliford Try                   
Quantity Surveyor: 

Currie & Brown

Investment/Property Co:                 M&G Real Estate           

Architect:

Aukett Swanke Architects Developer:  Bell Hammer 

Interior Designer: 

Aukett Swanke Architects Agents:  CBRE / Campbell Gordon

 

     
 

SCOTLAND

   

 19SCOT_2SempleStreet

2  Semple Street, Edinburgh                   .

2 Semple Street was awarded for the ingenuity it showed in bringing to life a challenging listed site in the City centre. The judges were impressed by the change delivered to the core layout of the building which features adjustable floor plates that maximise natural daylight throughout the space             

 

 PROJECT DETAILS      
       

Client:

GSS Developments M&E Engineer: Rybka
Owner:           

 

GSS Developments

Structural Engineer:

Quattro Consult               
Project Manager:         

Axiom     

Contractor:                  McLaughlin & Harvey Construction                   
Quantity Surveyor: 

Axiom

Developer:                 GSS Developments           

Architect:

Michael Laird Architects Agents:  CBRE / CuthbertWhite

Interior Designer: 

Michael Laird Architects

 

     
 

NORTH

   

 19NOR_No1Spinningfields

No. 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Street, Manchester                   .

The BCO judges praised No. 1 Spinningfields as a commercially, environmentally and visually successful building. Located on the edge of the Spinningfields estate, the panel described the building as a varied and flexible space suited to a variety of services, delivered with exceptional quality and a comfortable, light-filled environment – recognised by its high-calibre tenants.

          

 

 PROJECT DETAILS      
       

Client:

Allied London M&E Engineer: Sweco
Owner:           

 

Schroders

Structural Engineer:

RoC Consulting              
Project Manager:         

Gardiner & Theobald     

Contractor:                  BAM               
Quantity Surveyor: 

Gardiner & Theobald

                                      

Architect:

SimpsonHaugh