Lancaster University Win Twice at RIBA Awards

Rachel Callow
Faithful+Gould’s Leeds office are celebrating an award win for a key education client - Lancaster University.

The University has won two awards for the Engineering Building at the RIBA North West Regional Awards. The Engineering Building won RIBA Regional Award and the Sustainability Award.

Faithful+Gould was appointed as project manager and employer’s agent on the £12.25 million Engineering Building, which was designed to provide around 4750sqm of space for the department, distributed over four floors, providing flexible office, workshop and lab space.

The new building is situated within the southern half of the Lancaster campus, replacing the old sports centre. A significant factor of the project is the building’s integration with both the existing campus and the future vision of the proposed master plan. Equally important is the sustainable performance and credentials of the project, and its contribution to the wider aims of the University in environmental terms.

The University has won two awards for the Engineering Building at the RIBA North West Regional Awards.

The Engineering Building has been formally awarded the design stage BREEAM 2011 New Construction “Outstanding” by the BRE, with the final construction stage award pending. It will now be entered into the RIBA national awards, which will be held in London in October.

Stuart Foy, Senior Project Manager at Lancaster University, commented, “Delivering the new Engineering building to the tight timescales needed for the academic calendar and high quality of our brief required good organisation and planning. Faithful+Gould were central to this and provided us the necessary expertise to ensure the project was delivered well within budget and on time. The value they added was anticipating problems and managing the risk so that problems never escalated.”

This is another great example of our extensive expertise in the education sector and our skills as project managers, delivering such high quality projects under tight timescales.

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