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Midlands Office Building, central England – design by Glenn Howells
6 Oct 2010
ELEVEN BRINDLEYPLACE NAMED BEST OF THE BEST NATIONAL COMMERCIAL WORKPLACE AT BCO AWARDS
Argent’s Eleven Brindleyplace was voted the UK’s ‘Best Commercial Workplace’ and went on to be crowned the overall ‘Best of the Best’ National Commercial Workplace by The British Council for Offices (BCO) at its annual awards dinner held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London last night.
The striking 12-storey property was designed to combine outstanding architecture with an innovative commercial leasing offer and has already attracted tenants including Colliers International, Friend LLP, The Institute of Directors West Midlands, Robert Walters and landlord Argent.
James Heather, Project Director of Argent, collected the award and said: “Eleven Brindleyplace is our last office building at Brindleyplace and this award is a fantastic accolade to complete the development. Our aim was to create a distinctive building and to add a new dimension of office space on the estate. Through the dedication, talent and determination of our design and project team, we achieved this and this award is a great recognition of that accomplishment.
“Designed from the outset as a multi let building, Eleven Brindleyplace has successfully combined the best quality design with efficient functionality. It is one of Birmingham’s first completed BREEAM Excellent buildings and we worked hard to create a flexible building that differentiated itself in the marketplace. We are extremely proud to have won this award for Eleven Brindleyplace.”
Designed by Birmingham Architects Glenn Howells Architects, the building provides 107,000 sq ft of flexible office space, a unique Meetingspace concept complete with business lounge and Nuvo, a recently opened split-level lounge bar.
Glenn Howells commented: “Working with Argent and the rest of the project team to deliver the last building at the Brindleyplace estate has been a terrific experience. The process of developing a successful, flexible and architecturally strong building is testament to the team’s enthusiasm and commitment to the project. The building is not only a carefully crafted exterior, it also provides intelligent low energy environmental design, excellent working space and a different model for multi occupancy offices that has already attracted high calibre companies. For Eleven Brindleyplace to be awarded best office building in the Country is an amazing success for the design team, Argent and indeed Birmingham.”
Eleven Brindleyplace is the second office building at Brindleyplace to win the coveted award of Best of the Best, following on from Four Brindleyplace which won in 2000.
The Eleven Brindleyplace project team included Glenn Howells Architects, Faithful and Gould, Arup and BAM Design and Construction. Letting agents for the building are GVA Grimley and GBR Phoenix Beard.
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4 Jun 2010
ELEVEN BRINDLEYPLACE NAMED BEST COMMERCIAL WORKPLACE
The British Council for Offices (BCO) has recognised Argent’s Eleven Brindleyplace as one of the finest workspaces in the Midlands & East Anglia at its annual regional awards.
Eleven Brindleyplace was named Best Commercial Workplace for being a carefully considered, high quality multi-let office building. The judges thought that this was an architecturally impressive building and a well thought out solution which can be differentiated in the marketplace.
The judges added that the developer Argent has shown it can improve the already successful Brindleyplace product by the addition of some new and innovative ideas, which has led to the estate having one of Birmingham’s first completed BREEAM Excellent buildings.
Ross Fittall, project manager for Argent commented: “We are delighted that the BCO has recognised the diligence that our project and design team put into creating a unique commercial workplace at Eleven Brindleyplace. The award praised the building for being a carefully thought out, multi-let and innovative property with an intelligent and striking design. It’s a huge accolade and one which is recognised across the construction industry. Eleven Brindleyplace’s unique ground floor Meetingspace offer, combined with the flexibility provided to occupiers, raised it above the competition and, as our recent lettings have shown, are ensuring that it attracts a range of high calibre occupants.”
Tenants within Eleven Brindleyplace include landlord Argent, Colliers International, Friend LLP and the Institute of Directors West Midlands. Situated opposite City Inn on the Brindleyplace estate, the striking 12-storey property was designed to combine outstanding architecture with an innovative commercial offer. Features of the building include 107,000 sq ft of flexible office space, a unique Meetingspace concept complete with business lounge and Nuvo, a recently opened split-level lounge bar.
Architect Glenn Howells who designed the landmark building for Argent added: “Working with Argent to deliver the last building on the Brindleyplace estate is among our practice’s highlights. The process of developing a successful, flexible and architecturally strong building – from defining the design principles of the building through to construction phase and final delivery – is testament to the full team’s enthusiasm for and commitment to the project. This is further proven by industry recognition and the positive response to the building from tenants and visitors alike.”
Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive of the BCO, commented: “This is the second year for the BCO regional awards and we’re excited to see the bar raised by this year’s entrants. The competition was fierce, with the Midlands and East Anglia proving that they are at the forefront of top quality design and functionality. We’re thrilled that developers continue to produce first class workspaces and it’s clear to see that the future is bright for offices in the region.”
Eleven Brindleyplace will now proceed with the rest of the winners from the Regional Awards to compete at national level in October in a bid to win the ‘Best of the Best’ award.
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