BSRIA soft landings Awards winners announced

Soft Landings, BSRIA, Newcastle University, Urban Sciences Building, Max Fordham, Awards

Winners of the BSRIA Soft Landings Awards 2019 were announced on 14th June, at the end of Association’s conference held at Arup’s London office.

Soft Landings Project of the Year (above £20 million) was the Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University which was entered by Bowmer and Kirkland with BuroHappold Engineering. The judges said of this entry: “This building has been designed, built and operated to very high standards pushing the envelope of sustainable buildings while ensuring functionality. The project also stands out for its commitment to careful planning and engagement with relevant stakeholders at each relevant project milestone.”

Soft Landings Project of the Year Award winner - above £20m - Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University. This demonstrates a holist interdisciplinary project. The client was fully involved. The POE balances the needs for health, wellbeing and sustainability objectives.”

Soft Landings Project of the Year (under £20 million) was awarded to The Engine Shed, Historic Environmental Scotland which was entered by Max Fordham LLP. The engineering consultancy also won Soft Landings Practitioner of the year. Judges’ comments were: “Max Fordham has shown great leadership in the implementation of Soft Landings principles across a good range of projects. This has consistently been driven by the target of achieving DEC A certification and informed by re-evaluation at appropriate milestones throughout a project’s lifecycle.”

Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Soft Landings operational lead at BSRIA said: “We were extremely impressed by the standard of entries received for these new industry awards. In all three categories, the case studies showed excellence and distinction in a strong field.”

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