One Angel Square, Northampton won Commercial/Industrial Project of the Year at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards which was held at the Grosvenor House in London on 12 February. This is the second time BDP has won this category and last year the Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia was awarded Project of the Year.
The awards celebrate engineering excellence and One Angel Square was recognised as a commercial new build that demonstrates high levels of user satisfaction and comfort. The BREEAM Excellent building provides flexible office space for up to 2,000 people and is a significant part of the urban regeneration in Northampton.
Its measured building performance, energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions have been acknowledged and the judges’ said: “We thought that a good quality design has been delivered within a limited budget. Its lifecycle costing was used successfully to protect some of the elements when challenged, for example, task-focused LED lighting and mixed-mode ventilation.
We liked the use of TM54 modelling to develop robust operational cost estimates and the maintaining of value as a key principle throughout a tight design and build project, defending engineering options in the design that would lead to better outcomes.”
BDP was architect, building services engineer, civil and structural engineer, landscape architect, interior designer, lighting designer and acoustic consultant for the multi award-winning project which completed in 2017.