LONDON – Global construction consultancy Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, is celebrating after two of its projects were recognised at the 2011 British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards ceremony. Legal & General Property and Mitsubishi Estate Company’s Central Saint Giles was awarded the overall top prize - Best of the Best – on the night. The Renzo Piano designed building also won the Commercial Workplace category with the judges highlighting this project as a "testament to what can be achieved with a little courage in design."
Derwent London’s Angel Building won the National Refurbished / Recycled Award which follows up it being shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. Designed by architects Alfred Hall Monaghan Morris, the Angel is “a testament to Derwent London’s boldness in taking on the ugly and unloved 1980’s monster which sat previously on the site.” The architect brought life back to an old neglected central courtyard by converting it into a stunning atrium, while the façade has been pulled forward to the street line creating the appearance of new build office block.
Head of Offices Iain Parker commented: “After Davis Langdon’s association with Stirling Prize success, it is fantastic to see that our projects continue to be recognised as best in class within industry awards. Both Central Saint Giles and Angel deserved their success at this year's BCO awards as they stand out as being both exciting additions to London's built environment, along with being brave in their approach to create something slightly different to the norm. The delivery of these projects in their respective locations and ability to be let quickly in a tough market is testament to the vision of their respective developers and architects, and we are proud to have played such a key role in the success of both.”
Davis Langdon is a strong supporter of the BCO and this year it sponsored the inaugural Test of Time Award which recognises projects for efficiency & value over a period of time. This year’s winner was Skyway's House in Liverpool, previously the 2006 winner of the Refurbished / Recycled Award and home of Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited. The 1939 airport hangar has been commended by its occupiers as a building which has "radically improved" business.
To see the full list of winners, please visit www.bcoawards.org.uk/winners/2011/
Attached image: Central St Giles (Photo Credit: Luke Hayes)
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Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, is a leading global construction consultancy, providing managed solutions for clients investing in infrastructure, property and construction. The company has worked on some of the most complex and challenging projects around the world, including the Tate Modern and the Eden Project in the United Kingdom; Estadio do Dragao in Portugal; Abu Dhabi International Airport; Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt; the Gateway Bridge in Brisbane, Australia; the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco, U.S.A.; the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link in Johannesburg, and the Green Point Stadium – built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup – in Cape Town, South Africa. As well as being the recipient of a number of regional accolades for excellence, Davis Langdon has been named World Architecture’s ‘Top International Construction Consultant’ for 18 successive years. The company employs approximately 3000 people in more than 75 offices globally, spanning Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Africa and the U.S.A.
In October 2010 Davis Langdon joined AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in approximately 125 countries and had revenue of $7.7 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2011. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
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