Meet the shortlist for Building of the Year, sponsored by Girling Jones
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 10: Building of the Year are:
Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Exeter – submitted by BAM Construct UK
The Living Systems Institute at the University of Exeter combines a nine-storey and a seven-storey building, which is used to facilitate research into treatment strategies for some of humanity's most severe diseases. The buildings will house 29 research groups of more than 200 researchers, encouraging flexible working patterns between scientists, researchers, students and professors.
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.
One Research Way, Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth – submitted by HLM Architects and BAM Construct UK
One Research Way, phase five of the Plymouth Science Park, offers eleven business units which range in size from 870 to 2,680 sq. ft. The units incorporate a flexible, innovative design that can accommodate businesses of up to 80 people on each of its three floors. 30% of the space on each floor consists of contemporary break-out space and 'pod' style meeting areas.