The David Attenborough Building, Nicholas Hare Architects' (NHA) restoration and sustainable reinvention of Sir Philip Dowson’s Brutalist masterpiece, won two major awards at last night's Cambridge Design & Construction Awards.
The Engineering & Sustainability Project of the Year Award recognised both the inventive design and the bespoke environmental assessment method that was devised to match the project’s ambitious sustainability agenda. The Best Conservation Alteration or Extension Award was given to the project for the unique contribution it has made to the townscape of the City of Cambridge.
The Cambridge Design and Construction Awards are sponsored by Cambridge City Council and Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry.
Carol Lelliott from NHA and Mike Rands, Executive Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, accepted the awards on behalf on the wider team which included Aecom and Buro Happold. The Main Contractor for the project, Kier received the Considerate Contractors award.