Scottish Natural Heritage headquarters, Inverness, Building, Photo, Design, Architect
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ : Award
Great Glen House, Inverness, Scotland, UK
21 Nov 2006
Scottish Natural Heritage Inverness
Headquarters Building Award
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ takes Sustainable Building of the Year Prize
Great Glen House, the new headquarters designed for Scottish Natural Heritage in Inverness by Keppie Design, has won the award for Sustainable Building of the Year sponsored by ‘Building’ and ‘Building Design’ magazines.
Great Glen House was completed earlier this year by Robertson Property at a cost of around £13m. It has already achieved the highest environmental assessment rating – 84% – ever awarded by The Building Research Establishment (BRE), the UK’ s leading authority on sustainable construction and development. It was also awarded the accolade of BRE Building of the Year for 2006.
Following the award ceremony, Keppie Director Charles Bell said: “Sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the construction industry. The combined talents of the Keppie Design team, taking in architecture, interior design, planning and urban design, have created not only a beautiful building but an effective and credible response to the sustainability issue. We are delighted to be recognised in this award.”
The innovative building topped an impressive list of entries that included the Roche HQ building by BDP and The Core at the Eden Project by Buro Happold and Nicholas Grimshaw.
Great Glen House photo Michael Wolchover, from Keppie Design Feb 2007:
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ – Building Information
SNH Building – Design Team
Client: Scottish Natural Heritage
Developer: Robertson Property
Contractor: Robertson Construction
Architect: Keppie Design
Structural & Civil Engineers: Waterman Group
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: DSSR
Sustainability & Energy Consultants: URS
Building Research Establishment
Acoustic Consultant: RMP Partnership
Project Management: KLM
Keppie Design Ltd is one of the top twenty architectural practices in the UK with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Inverness, Belfast and Manchester. Keppie has experience in designing and building major healthcare, education and commercial projects and maintains a leading edge position in a constantly evolving industry.
At any one time the firm has over 200 architectural, interior design, planning, landscape and urban design projects actively being carried out, with a development value in excess of £2.5 billion. Over the last 5 years the practice has achieved strong growth and now employs 225 people. Turnover in 2006 exceeded £10m.
BRE (The Building Research Establishment) is the UK’ s leading authority on sustainable construction and development. It acts on behalf of the UK construction industry and its clients to promote a high quality and sustainable built environment, and provides a complete range of consultancy, research, certification and testing services covering all aspects of the built environment and associated industries.
BREEAM is the world’s longest-established and most widely-used environmental assessment method for buildings. It sets the standards for best practice in sustainable development and measures achievement. Created by BRE in 1988, BREEAM is a tried and tested system that combines robust technical standards with commercial deliverability.
Scottish Natural Heritage Inverness : Award information from Keppie Design, 230207
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