The CTL is a new £40m teaching laboratory based at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus and is designed to change the way students study STEM subjects by allowing for a range of innovative teaching methods to be used. It also promotes a collaborative working ethos in a traditionally siloed field and provides shared facilities for a whole variety of science and research disciplines.
The ceremony took place on Friday and recognises the best architecture in the West Midlands. The project was awarded the RIBA West Midlands Award, the Sustainability Award and the Building of the Year. Project architects Sheppard Robson also scooped Project Architect of the Year. The regional winners will now be considered for a RIBA National Award, which will be announced on 27th June 2019
Simon Kendall, regional director and cost management lead for CTL at Faithful+Gould commented: “The project team’s collaboration was exceptional and ensured that the client vision was turned into reality, with the architectural vision being preserved throughout the design and construction process.”
The four RIBA Awards are in addition to the project winning a Highly Commended Award at the RICS West Midlands in the Design through Innovation category earlier in the month.