Meet the shortlist for Education Project of the Year, sponsored by Atkins
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 2017 to shortlist an impressive list of submissions.
The shortlisted projects for Category 3: Education Project of the Year are:
Fox Atrium, Falmouth University, Falmouth – submitted by Ward Williams Associates
The Fox Atrium brings together a collection of buildings by enclosing a former courtyard under a lightweight, thermally efficient roof. Rather than replacing the existing structures, the innovative design of the Atrium has ensured the re-use and re-purpose of existing buildings on the campus. Fox Atrium now comprises shared flexible work and break-out spaces, a café and internal courtyard – to become the new heart of the university's Woodlane Campus.
Lifestyle & Engineering, Petroc College, Barnstaple – submitted by Mace Cost Consultancy
The development at Petroc College comprises two buildings, The Lifestyle and Tourism Centre and the Engineering and Manufacturing Building, to meet growing local demand for specialist teaching, training and assessment facilities. Together, the buildings offer state-of-the-art walk-in public salons and a glass-fronted restaurant for the hospitality industry, as well as high-tech CAD facilities, 3D printing and a fabrication and welding workshop.
Mount Kelly Olympic Legacy Swimming Pool, Tavistock – submitted by Devon Contractors
Mount Kelly School is renowned for its performance swimming programme and has trained more than 60 international swimmers, of which 19 have competed at the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth games. The 50m Olympic Legacy Pool was built in partnership with Sport England through National Lottery funding. 60% of the pool's usage is designated for use by the local community and schools – opening a world-class training facility to the community and encouraging greater participation in swimming across the region.
Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Exeter – submitted by BAM Construct UK
The Living Systems Institute at the University of Exeter provides state-of-the-art facilities for research into some of the most severe diseases facing humanity, from chronic neurodegenerative diseases to the animal and plant diseases that threaten food security. The Institute combines a nine-storey and a seven-storey building, which, amongst other elements, comprise cell and molecular research laboratories, staff and research offices, meeting rooms and a 90-seat seminar room.