Percy Gee development wins Building of the Year
Director of Estates Paul Goffin (right) collects the Building of the Year Award. Credit: ProCon Leicestershire Ltd.
The Percy Gee Building has won yet another award - Procon Leicestershire Building of the Year. The £17m redevelopment adds this honour to its growing collection of prizes which include the 2010 Leicester Civic Society Award for Architecture, and Project of the Year at the East Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards.
The Percy Gee Building was also the only UK Finalist in the Global Greenbuild Competition, a brilliant achievement for the University and Leicester as a whole.
Housing its very own O2 Academy that has seen the likes of Kasabian, Example and Professor Green taking to the stage, the venue has helped bring top class music and performing arts acts to Leicester, helping to re-establish the city as a great venue for entertainment.
At about half the cost of a new build, the project greatly improved access, reduced energy consumption and created better disabled facilities, finally becoming a Students’ Union to be really proud of. The University of Leicester was delighted to win this award which reflects the importance placed on the students’ experience being at the heart of everything we do.