Record win at the CIBSE Awards
12 February 2020
We are delighted to have won a record three awards at last night's CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2020.
The Engine Shed picked up the overall award for 'Building Performance Champion' as well as the award for 'Public Use Project of the Year', while Agar Grove Estate won 'Residential Project of the Year'.
In relation to The Engine Shed, the CIBSE judges praised our attention to detail in all aspects of the design. They commented that energy efficiency was one consideration but there was also a focus on materials; re-cycled, re-used and locally-sourced materials were the first choice to minimise waste. The judges also praised that the plan even considered the impact of the eventual deconstruction of the building.
"Natural ventilation and daylight were prioritised in the design. A detailed post-evaluation study demonstrated excellent energy performance in practice. The study also monitored the wellbeing of the people working in the facility. Results during the very hot summer in 2018 were particularly impressive as occupants remained comfortable as outside temperatures soared. It is vital to see existing buildings [being] refurbished to perform to the highest standards.”
Hywel Davies, Technical Director, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
Brodick Ferry Terminal was also shortlisted in the Commercial/Industrial Project of the Year category.
"We're delighted at this recognition of Historic Environment Scotland and Max Fordham working together to put sustainable performance at the core of The Engine Shed from project inception in 2012, to in-use and then aftercare."
Matt Thomas, Principal Engineer
"It was encouraging to see the judges appreciate the hard work of both of our clients at The Engine Shed and Agar Grove in committing to Soft Landings processes and responding to post occupancy evaluations."
Matt Dickinson, Senior Partner