Faithful+Gould Celebrates Success at the Building Awards Winning International Project of the Year Category

Jo Robson
Faithful+Gould confirmed its reputation as a leading project and programme management consultancy last night, by winning the prestigious International Project of the Year at the Building Awards 2016 for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC).

A collaborative submission with Arup and Expedition, Faithful+Gould's multinational, multi-discipline team worked from initial concept to financial close on the Renzo Piano designed scheme, which officially opened its doors in July. Exemplary project management and expert sustainability advice on the 596 Euro project saw it achieve a LEED Platinum sustainability certification. Completed on budget, the project has acted as a catalyst for regeneration in south-central Athens.

Back to back record-breaking financial results in 2014 and 2015, coupled with a successful key sector focus, strong staff engagement and customer satisfaction feedback helped Faithful+Gould to be shortlisted in the highly competitive Construction Consultant of the Year category. 

World class projects that contributed to Faithful+Gould's recognition included the highest Breeam rated educational building in the world, the University of Bradford's Bright Building, programme management on the UK's largest theme park, London Paramount, and Old Oak Common, a twenty year master planning and sustainability project.

Faithful+Gould was also shortlisted for the Building information modeling (BIM) Initiative of the Year with its digital life cycle cost (dLCC) toolkit. A collaboration with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)/BICS, it has simplified and transformed how to fully integrate Asset Information Models (AIM) into the delivery of BIM on existing estates and major projects.

Completed on budget, the project has acted as a catalyst for regeneration in south-central Athens.

"This has been a fantastic result for us," says Jon Sealy, UK & Europe Managing Director of Faithful+Gould. "To win the prestigious International Project of the Year is a great achievement, and one which we are very proud of. I was also delighted to see us shortlisted for Construction Consultant of the Year and the digital lifecycle cost toolkit. It's just great being part of such a strong, collaborative and client focussed team."