Lancaster University Wins BCI "Building Project of the Year"

Lavanya Asirvatham
The British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards took place on the 14th October at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The Lancaster University Engineering Building was shortlisted at the awards along with 6 other buildings for the Building Project of the Year 2015 (up to £10m) and ultimately won the prestigious award. Faithful+Gould provided project management and employer’s agent services on the £12.25m building which is also in the final design stage for the BREEAM New Construction “Outstanding” by the BRE. The building also won two awards for the Engineering Building at the RIBA North West Regional Awards and been entered into the RIBA national awards.

"...Faithful+Gould were not only able to deliver on our promises but also give them a building our industry has judged to be exceptional”.

David Reynolds, Faithful+Gould Senior Project Manager

With over four floors, an addition of a flexible office, workshop and lab space, the building has provided the engineering department with 4,750 sqm of space. The project was integrated into the University’s master plan and sustainable performance objectives were set at an extremely high standard. 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.”

David Reynolds, senior project manager, commented: “Lancaster University had a very clear vision and working under such demands is difficult, but rewarding. However, Faithful+Gould were not only able to deliver on our promises but also give them a building our industry has judged to be exceptional”.