Faithful+Gould Wins RICS Award for SEW Eurodrive Project

Rachel Callow
We are pleased to announce that SEW Eurodrive’s new UK head quarters has won a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Pro Yorkshire Award.

SEW Eurodrive’s new UK headquarters in Normanton won the RICS Pro Yorkshire Award 2014 for best commercial property. With 46 of Yorkshire and the Humber’s most impressive property schemes battling it out for top honours this is a great achievement for a prestigious project which Faithful+Gould was an instrumental part of; delivering an integrated service offering of project management, cost management and CDM co-ordinator services.

"The key to the success of the project was communication and the fact that we developed excellent working relationships with both the UK Managing Director and his team..."

Peter Kemp, Faithful+Gould's Senior Project Manager

The project was awarded best commercial property due to the contribution it has brought to the overall commercial success and development of the business. The judges stated that architecturally it was well thought through and put together. They were particularly impressed by the work undertaken in identifying the specific needs of the client and efficiencies that could be generated for the business by the construction of this building. The judges were of the view that this project is a 'highly successful building, critical to the sustainability and development of the business and likely to be contributed into its long term success for years to come.'

The judges were of the view that this project is a 'highly successful building, critical to the sustainability and development of the business...

This state-of-the-art development involved the relocation of SEW’s workforce from their existing dated and inefficient accommodation into a multi functional building integrating both Grade A office accommodation and warehouse facilities. Efficient renewable technologies were a high priority in creating an energy efficient building with an aesthetic responding to the client’s market niche of drive engineering.

Peter Kemp, Senior Project Manager at Faithful+Gould, said: "We are delighted that the scheme has won this award and it is testament to all the hard work of the team. The key to the success of the project was communication and the fact that we developed excellent working relationships with both the UK Managing Director and his team who were the end users for the building along with SEW’s specialist Building Department in Germany who oversee construction projects worldwide for the company. It’s fantastic to see this innovative project winning an award.”

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