Scott Brownrigg shortlisted for AJ100 Sustainable Practice of the Year and Regional Practice of the Year for Wales Awards
Scott Brownrigg is delighted to be shortlisted at this year’s AJ100 Awards as “Sustainable Practice of the Year” and “Regional Practice of the Year for Wales”.
The Sustainable Practice of the Year shortlisting reflects the practice’s commitment for over twenty years in providing innovative and new ways of working, particularly in relation to preserving the natural environment.
Scott Brownrigg has an extensive catalogue of complete and current sustainable projects and a variety of published and on-going research which supports its approach to design, integrated with technical expertise. Earlier this year, the practice’s ‘carbon minus’ facility for the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Woolwich completed, whilst in one project alone, Project Allenby/Connaught, the practice has designed and delivered over 400 BREEAM ‘Excellent’ buildings for the MoD. The team also successfully won the design competition for CABI’s new carbon minus headquarters and Red Kite House in Wallingford continues to be seen as the benchmark for sustainable design appearing on the front cover of the Government's 2011 ‘Low Carbon Construction Action Plan’.
It has also been a hugely successful year for the Practice’s Cardiff office, with the team successfully securing some of the largest and most significant schemes currently happening in Wales, including The Cardiff International Sports Village and the adjacent residential scheme, Cardiff Pointe, with developers, Helium Miracle 113 and Greenbank Partnerships.
As a member of the Low Carbon Research Institute, the office is partnering Cardiff University in a combined three year research programme, which addresses sustainability and low carbon design. Coleg Cymundedol y Dderwen secondary school, designed by the team and targeting BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ is now being delivered on-site.
If successful at the AJ100 Awards, it will be the second consecutive year that the practice’s Cardiff office has secured the Regional Practice Award following their win in 2011.
The award, acknowledges the high standard of work being produced by the office, and also looks at HR issues, including job satisfaction, working environment and culture, benefits and staff turnover is testament to the success of the office led by Group Director, Neil MacOmish.
On being shortlisted for a subsequent year, Neil MacOmish said:
“I am delighted and incredibly proud that the Cardiff office has once again been shortlisted for the Regional Practice Award, it would be wonderful if we could secure the award for a second year. The shortlisting really reflects the value we place on our employees and the quality of work that the team is delivering from this office and is testament to their level of commitment and hard work ".
Winners of both categories will be announced at the AJ100 Awards taking place on 16 May 2012.