CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2022 shortlist revealed
17 November 2021
Yesterday, the shortlist for the coveted CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2022 was announced - and we're delighted to see we're amongst the finalist in two categories.
Now in their 15th year, the CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. They are the only awards in the built environment sector that are judged on actual, in-use performance rather than projections or designed performance. By asking for data on how entries perform, the awards ensure that only projects, products, initiatives and innovations backed by evidence can win.
It's a great recognition for our Practice to be shortlisted in the "Consultancy of the Year (50-300 employees)" category, and to see both Jewish Care Wohl Court, Hendon and the new Library and Study Centre at St John's College, Oxford, in the run for "Project of the Year 2022"!
The new Library and Study Centre at St John’s College, Oxford, is focused on promoting energy efficiency in the most elegant manner. The new building, which adjoins the existing 16th century library, located within the Grade I listed Quadrangle, provides three levels of library and study space, a 50-person seminar room, a secure, climate-controlled archive for the college’s Special Collections, a new reception area and an exhibition space. The building is predominantly naturally ventilated throughout. Extensive thermal modelling allowed the correct glazing specification to be applied to each area, allowing for the architect’s vision of fully glazed roofs in the main reading areas without sacrificing the internal thermal or visual comfort.
Hendon Care Home was completed in 2018 for Jewish Care. The scheme provides 32 independent living flats as well as community and staff facilities. These include 1- and 2-bedroom apartments orientated around a landscaped courtyard and communal gardens. The MEP design carefully considers the needs of Dementia care users, to accommodate future needs of the tenants, as well as Jewish ethos for observant visitors and building users. The building is in a tight suburban borough which created challenges for the MEP design and building construction. The energy strategy includes photovoltaic panels and centralised hot water circulation, powered by efficient CO2 based air source heat pumps. The building has achieved a BREEAM post-construction 'Very Good' rating.
We're proud of the passion and hard work of all members of our Practice, and congratulate everyone that has been involved in the successful delivery of the shortlisted projects.
The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 24 February 2022, our fingers are crossed!