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PM Awards : Prime Minister’s Better Public Building

BPB: UK Architectural + Construction Prize – Built Environment

15 Oct 2015

Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award Winner 2015

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Bennetts Associates’ new headquarters for Camden Council – Five Pancras Square – has been handed the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, reports the Architects’ Journal.

The 14-storey building was recognised at the British Construction Industry Awards which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night (14 October).

The award, which was launched in 2001, recognises publicly funded projects that have completed on time, on budget and bring change to the community.

Bennett’s BREEAM Outstanding scheme houses a leisure centre, swimming pool, café, customer service centre and library alongside the council’s offices.

The project is one of the largest buildings to be completed so far in the southern quarter of Argent’s King’s Cross redevelopment, which also includes buildings by David Chipperfield Architects and Allies and Morrison.

Skills minister Nick Boles, said: ‘Five Pancras Square shows how government and construction firms working together can deliver innovative, environmental and cost effective buildings.’

Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award Winner 2011

PM Awards Winner

London 2012 Velodrome, England
London Olympic Velodrome
photo from fd
Prime Minister’s Better Public Building : Winer for 2011

London 2012’s Velodrome was last night awarded the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award – a prestigious accolade that recognises the best of British design and service.

The 6,000-seat venue will host the Olympic and Paralympic track cycling events in 2012. After the Games, the legacy Velodrome will be used by elite athletes, local and wider communities and will include a café, bike-hire and cycle workshop facilities.

The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, which has run for the past decade, recognises new buildings, places and spaces that improve the delivery of public services, give a sense of identity and community, are a source of local pride, and help build a sustainable future. It forms part of the British Construction Industry Awards and is sponsored jointly by the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award Winner 2009

16 Oct 2009

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Birmingham
Nicholas Hare Architects
Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
photo from CABE

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

PM Awards 2009 : 24 Finalists
Creative Exchange
photograph : Tim Soar

Prize for public sector projects only, eg schools, bridges, flood defences

9 Oct 2008

Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award Winner 2008

BDP Wins PM’s Better Public Building Award for Second Time

Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2008

Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital
photo © David Barbour BDP

PM Awards 2008 Winner : Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital Brighton


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Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award – Previous Recipients

Winner 2006: City of London Academy
Winner 2005: Jubilee Library, Brighton
Winner 2004: A650 Bingley Relief Road, Yorkshire
Winner 2003: Bournemouth Library
Winner 2002: City Learning Centre, Bristol
Winner 2001: Tate Modern, London




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