Engineering Building shortlisted for Royal Chartered Institution of Chartered Surveyors award

Posted by bjl11 at Mar 08, 2018 03:55 PM |
The recently refurbished engineering building has once again been shortlisted for a prestigious award by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The project, which saw the replacement of the roof and glass facades of this architecturally significant building, has been recognised in the category of ‘Building Conservation’ – which recognises efforts to secure the protection of built heritage, in the long-term interest of society.

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 RICS Awards recognise the most innovative projects in the region and their impact on local communities. Winners will be announced at RICS’ annual awards ceremony on 3 May 2018.

At the end of 2017 the building was shortlisted for the Architects’ Journal AJ Retrofit Awards and also won ‘Project of the Year’ at the East Midlands Property Awards Dinner.

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