Engineering Building takes pride of place in East Midlands fbe Awards 2017

Posted by pt91 at Oct 18, 2017 01:26 PM |
Project to replace the roof of the world-famous building was crowned overall winner
Engineering Building takes pride of place in East Midlands fbe Awards 2017

L to R: Eddie Mewies, regional chairman of the East Midlands fbe, Nick Emmett from The University of Leicester, Ian Carey from Pulse Associates, Samuel Hicks, director at award sponsor DW Hicks, and Peter Wheeler, former England international rugby player

The refurbishment of the Engineering Building roof at our University has been crowned the overall winner at the East Midlands fbe Awards 2017.

Nominated by Pulse Associates, who provided project management for the scheme, the work involved replacing 2,500 pieces of glass to the roof and façade of the Grade II* listed, architecturally significant building and the creation of an internal environment fit for modern-day teaching needs.

Sponsored by building company DW Hicks, the award was the top accolade presented at the East Midlands fbe Chairman’s Dinner & Awards night, held at the City Rooms in Leicester, with the judges saying: This was a truly deserving winner, based on the high status and complexity of the project, and the overall effort, costs and risks involved in securing the retention of a highly valued building for future generations.”

Brita Sread, Director of Estates and Campus Services at the University of Leicester said: “We’re delighted to have won these awards. The project was incredibly complex and we felt a strong sense of responsibility to do right by such an iconic and significant building, so to be recognized in this way is a great feeling. Thanks to all of our partners who worked with us on the project and who I hope will share in the success of the finished scheme.”

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