The Award, sponsored by Scottish Business Insider, was awarded to Faithful+Gould, Bennetts Associates and the University of Edinburgh for our work on Bayes Centre, the university’s data-driven innovation hub for science and engineering.
The unique award gives recognition to a project which has achieved excellence and demonstrates significant social and economic impact.
"We are delighted that the Bayes Centre is the recipient of the Judges Award of Excellence at this year’s Scottish Property Awards. The project team have worked extremely hard to carefully design a wonderful home for the Bayes Centre creating a collaborative community hub which encourages pioneering advances in data science and artificial intelligence. It is fantastic to have recognition for the team’s efforts in delivering this wonderful new building for the University of Edinburgh". Jane Johnston, Director of Estates Development, University of Edinburgh
(Photo Credit – Gerardo Jaconelli for the Scottish Property Awards)
Opened by Her Royal HighnessThe Princess Royal in October 2018 , the Bayes Centre is a pivotal piece of the University of Edinburgh’s estate set to transform Edinburgh city centre into one of UK’s most dynamic places for technology, attracting the highest calibre of international experts in data science and artificial intelligence. The centre will help private businesses and public sector organisations develop new innovations and technological advancements making it not only ground breaking for the city but also for Scotland.
"As Lead Project Manager, I am extremely proud to have worked on a project of such massive significance for the region; the award is a fitting recognition of the hard work of numerous colleagues and professionals over a number of years. The completed facility is at the cutting edge of data driven innovation and now accommodates 650 education professionals, in addition to a wide range of spaces to support open plan working, research partnerships and a number of dedicated robotics and state of the art data technology labs”. Ross Hamilton, Regional Director at SNC-Lavalin's Faithful+Gould business
Faithful+Gould acted as Lead Project Manager on the project procured through the Scape Asset Management, Surveying and Design Services framework working alongside our wider team including Bennetts Associates (Architect) and McLaughlin & Harvey (Contractor).