Date 26 Nov 2018
Building East Midlands' George Green Engineering library project has been recognised by the Concrete Society, receiving a Highly Commended prize at the annual awards.
The project, a £15m scheme for the University of Nottingham, consisted of an extensive refurbishment of an existing 1960s building, together with the construction of a new modern curved extension at the front of the building.
The considerable technical challenges involved in the construction had previously seen the building nominated for the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), while it has also been successful as a regional RIBA award winner as well.
Jon Marston, Managing Director of Building East Midlands, commented: "The library was a fantastic, challenging project for all who worked on it. The level of skill and commitment required in producing a successful result was exceptional and the whole team richly deserve this award."
Announcing the award, the Concrete Society judges commented: "The simplicity of the refurbishment and extension belies the complexity of the design and execution. An excellent example of reinvigoration… very well thought out and executed.