BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2017, the world’s leading sustainability rating scheme, at a gala event held last night at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square.
The must-attend night of the year for built environment professionals, hosted by writer and broadcaster Michael Portillo, the awards ceremony recognises the ‘best of the best’ BREEAM certified buildings in 2016. The winners include many of the most innovatively sustainable buildings in the UK and countries across the world, including the Netherlands and Sweden. The awards also recognise high achievement by BREEAM assessors, and this year BREEAM partnered with GRESB to recognise socially responsible investment.
The awards cover a variety of sectors including residential, retail, industrial, education and healthcare as well as project types such as new build, refurbishment and in-use.
The winning buildings were:
- Atlas Building, Eindhoven (Education and Healthcare)
- bol.com Fulfillment Center, Waalwijk (Industrial)
- Energy Academy Europe, Groningen and Royal Agio Cigars, Duizel (Mixed Use and Other Buildings Award joint winners)
- Kings Place, London (Office In-Use Award)
- Geelen Counterflow, Haelen (Office New Construction Award)
- 80-100 Victoria Street, London (Office Refurbishment and Fit-Out Award)
- Tribe Apartments, Manchester (Residential Award)
- Heuvel, Eindhoven (Retail In-Use Award)
- Lidl Supermarket, Växjö (Retail New Construction)
“These varied and inspirational projects have all embraced sustainability in a different way and demonstrate the value that the use of BREEAM brings,” commented Gavin Dunn, Director of BRE’s Building Performance Group. “The winning projects have gone beyond typical practice in design and construction, refurbishment or management and are fantastic examples of the enduring benefits of sustainable construction schemes. Congratulations to all winners and all those shortlisted.”
80-100 Victoria Street, London
Also receiving awards on the night were energy consultant Sweco UK, which was announced as BREEAM Assessor Company of the Year with individual Assessor of the Year awards given to: Dan McLellan, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Herve Moal, ARP-Astrance and James Warne, Boom Collective.
Ross Brudenell of Southampton Solent University and Matthew Theloke of Waterford Institute of Technology were the recipients of the new BREEAM New Talent Award which recognises the most successful students in the BREEAM Accredited Graduate (AG) course.
Atlas Building, Eindhoven
The coveted and highly competitive people’s prize – the Your BREEAM Award – which gives members of the public the chance to vote for a BREEAM building they love, was given to the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante.
Country First Awards, recognising the assessor who undertakes the first BREEAM assessment in a particular country, were also given to Ilya Ulyanov for Belarus, Heloise Couvert for Morocco, Ksenia Agapova for New Zealand, Zsombor Barta for Serbia and Gail Williams for United Arab Emirates.
The BREEAM/GRESB Awards for responsible investment were given to organisations who are demonstrating the strongest commitment to the use of building certifications in managing their portfolio. These are Altarea Codigem, Bouwinvest REIM, CeGeREAL, Neinver SA, Société Foncière Lyonnaise, Steen & Ström, Unibail-Rodamco and Cromwell Property Group.
Kings Place, London
A personal achievement award was given to Christophe Garot of Unibail-Rodamco, for his valuable contribution to driving more sustainable real estate investment.
BREEAM has helped shape the built environment and positively contributed to better buildings. As the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for buildings and communities, BREEAM has issued more than 530,000 certificates and has a global reach of more than 70 countries.