Engineering Building shortlisted for major award

Posted by ch335 at Jul 06, 2017 02:35 PM |
The recent refurbishment of the Engineering Building roof has been shortlisted in the Architects’ Journal’s AJ Retrofit Awards 2017.
Engineering Building shortlisted for major award

Engineering Building roof

The project, which saw the replacement of the roof and glass facades of this architecturally significant building, has been recognised in the category of ‘Listed Building over £5m’.

Pete Bale, Senior Project Manager, said, ‘This was a challenging and complex project which required a huge amount of teamwork and co-operation between numerous internal and external partners. It was fantastic to see the end result and we’re proud of our achievement. Being shortlisted for this award is a tribute to all of the hard work that went into bringing the project to fruition.’

The Engineering Building is a Grade 2* listed property of great architectural significance. It was the first major post-modern building in Britain and was designed by world-famous architects James Stirling and James Gowan. It has regularly featured in lists of the UK’s most famous and inspiring 20th Century buildings.

Having been built in the 1960s, the unique and distinctive roof and vertical glazed panels had reached the end of their useful life. The project saw the replacement of 2,500 panels which visually remained faithful to the original design but which perform to much higher standards. The end result is stunning and ensures that the Engineering Building can be used for many years to come.

The team worked closely with stakeholders such as the City Council, Heritage England and the 20th Century Society, as well as contractors, to ensure that the integrity of the building was retained while also enabling its continued use in the future.

The AJ Retrofit Awards 2017 are run by the Architects’ Journal in order to recognise and celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs and improves the life of the built environment. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 13 September 2017.

To find out more about the story of the project please see the Engineering roof project page.

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