College Court renovation wins architectural award

Posted by ap507 at May 09, 2014 11:28 AM |
University's new conference centre and hotel recognised by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

A project to transform a former University Halls of Residence into a state-of-the-art conference facility and Hotel has won an award recognising the highest standards of restoration and renovation of buildings in the East Midlands.

The University's College Court Conference Centre and Hotel Project won the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East Midlands Regional Award for Building Conservation Project of the Year. Members of the University's Division of Estates and Facilities Management and the College Court Management team were presented with the award by ITV weather presenter Emma Jesson at a ceremony on Friday 2 May.

The refurbishment was designed by Associated Architects of Birmingham and constructed by Wilmott Dixon. The new designs met with the approval of one of the original architects, Trevor Dannatt, who originally designed the buildings with architect Leslie Martin as catered student accommodation.

College Court is a £17.5 million project which turned the University's Grade II listed College Hall buildings into a leading residential conference venue, which also houses 18 conference rooms, 123 en suite bedrooms, restaurant, bar, private dining room and garden lounge.

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