Tuesday 5th October was a night of celebration after several of our projects won awards at the annual British Council for Offices (BCO) awards. The BCO's mission is to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector; and it is fantastic to have our commercial sector experience recognised by such an influential body.
Early in the evening Eleven Brindleyplace, Birmingham, won the National Commercial Workspace Award. It later went on to claim the most coveted prize of the night, the Best of the Best Award; identifying it as as the best building across all categories. Faithful+Gould provided quantity surveying and employer's agent services to Argent during the construction of this 12-storey building, which is the last office building in the extensive Brindleyplace development, and one of Birmingham's first completed BREEAM Excellent buildings. It also won the Commercial Workplace Award in the Midlands and East Anglia regional category.
We fared equally well in the regional categories. In the Midlands and East Anglia category, 1 Severn Street Place, The Mailbox, for which we provided project management services, won the Projects up to 2,000m² Award. In the South West England and South Wales category, The Hub, a new build office which is home to our Bristol staff won the Corporate Workplace Award; and Johnson + Johnson's Pinewood Campus in Wokingham won the Fit-out of Workplace Award. We provided cost management services on both of these schemes.
In addition to this impressive portfolio of wins, two schemes which we delivered were shortlisted for the national Innovation Award. These were Four Piccadilly Place, Manchester, and 45 Church Street, Birmingham.
Kevin Hole, who attended the awards and was project director on Eleven Brindleyplace and Four Piccadilly Place, said: "We should be very proud of these wins. I am delighted to have been involved in the construction of two of the winning schemes. Our success demonstrates that Faithful+Gould remains at the forefront of the industry, and continues to be appointed to best-in-class schemes."