Steel wins at BCO awards 2017
Steel-framed projects have been named as regional winners of the British Council for Offices [BCO] awards 2017.
The new headquarters building in Wrexham for UK telephone answering service and outsourced switchboard company, Moneypenny (top) won the Corporate Workplace award for the North of England, North Wales and Northern Ireland region.
Working on behalf of main contractor Pochin Construction, EvadX erected more than 700t of steel for this project.
Chemical giants INEOS Olefins & Polymers’ new steel-framed Grangemouth headquarters (middle) won the Scotland region’s Corporate Workplace award.
Utilising 950t of structural steelwork supplied and erected by BHC, the 6,500m² building provides high quality open-plan office space over four floors and includes meeting rooms, conference facilities and kitchens located on the ground floor.
The Commercial Workspace award for London went to 8 Finsbury Circus (bottom). William Hare erected 2,000t of steelwork for this job.
The development was praised by the judges as a delightful new office building, which maximises the development potential of a very difficult site, while respecting the surrounding heritage.
The BCO’s mission is to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector. It delivers this by providing a forum for the discussion and debate of relevant issues.
Established in 1990, the BCO is Britain’s leading forum for the discussion and debate of issues affecting the office sector.