Meet the shortlist for Public Project of the Year, sponsored by Ravenslade
The shortlist has been announced for the 2017 Michelmores Property Awards, which celebrate outstanding property and construction projects in Bristol, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall, across ten categories.
A panel of ten judges with expertise across the property and construction sector and in-depth knowledge of the region, came together for the judging day on 24 March to shortlist an impressive list of submissions.
The shortlisted projects for Category 2: Public Project of the Year are:
City Hall, Bristol – submitted by Alec French Architects
City Hall is a Grade II listed building, commissioned by Bristol City Council as its corporate HQ in the 1930s. 2016 saw the comprehensive remodelling of the building to create a contemporary and agile working environment for staff and partner organisations, with increased access to the public. The refurbishment process comprised extensive redesigning to workspaces across five floors, including repairing original heritage building features and adapting building services in line with 21st century working practices.
Met Office High Performance Computer Complex, Exeter – submitted by Met Office
The Met Office's High Performance Computer Centre at Exeter Science Park is a £97m project, housing the Met Office's super computer which is capable of performing 14,000 trillion calculations per second – 13 times more powerful than its previous system. The building itself, classed a BREEAM excellent for sustainability, will also be used as collaboration space to enable partnerships between science, business and academia.
Pavilions Teignmouth, Teignmouth – submitted by Devon Contractors
Pavilions Teignmouth is a new multi-functional arts and cultural centre located on the site of the old Carlton Theatre. It comprises an auditorium seating over 200 people, incubator offices for start-up businesses, gallery and exhibition space, fitness and dance studios, a café and a restaurant. The project has brought a new lease of life to Teignmouth seafront and town, and aims to encourage further regeneration work on Teignmouth seafront and other coastal towns in the region.
The Cove Macmillan Support Centre, Truro – submitted by Kier Construction
The Cove Macmillan Support Centre, a joint project between Macmillan and The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, provides essential services to all those affected by cancer on Cornwall and the isles of Scilly. The Centre is a dedicated cancer support facility, offering treatment and therapy rooms, quiet rooms for patients and relatives, counselling and psychology rooms, training rooms and a café. The Centre opened to the public in November 2016.