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AJ Exclusive: Velodrome wins top prize at BCI Awards

The AJ can reveal all the winners of the British Construction Industry Awards including the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award

Hopkins’ Olympic Velodrome, which narrowly missed out on this year’s Stirling Prize, has won the 2011 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, the much-coveted highlight of the annual British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA).

The 23 winning and highly commended schemes were chosen from 47 finalists in seven categories, from the Small Building Project Prize for those under £3 million, to the Major Civil Engineering Project Award for projects over £50 million. AJ deputy editor Rory Olcayto and editorial director Paul Finch were among the judges.

Foreign Office Architects’ Ravensbourne College scooped the Best Building Project with a cost between £3 million and £50 million, ahead of Zaha Hadid’s Stirling Prize-winning Evelyn Grace Academy, which was highly commended.

Bennetts Associates’ Royal Shakespeare Theatre, another unsuccessful Stirling Prize contender, won the Major Building Project Award for a scheme with a budget over £50 million.

The prime minister’s better public building award

Winner: Velodrome, Olympic Park, by Hopkins Architects
Judges’ comments: ‘A splendid example of form following function, creating the most environmental and sustainable structure in the Olympic Park.’

Small building project (Value up to £3 million)

Winner: Sports Canopy, The National Tennis Centre, Roehampton by GS-CA
Judges’ comments: ‘A genuinely new and highly innovative way of covering tennis courts with great potential, which came from the meeting of innovative minds and collaborative teamwork.’

Small building project (Value up to £3 million) - winner: Sports Canopy, The National Tennis Centre, Roehampton by GS-CA

Small building project (Value up to £3 million) - winner: Sports Canopy, The National Tennis Centre, Roehampton by GS-CA

Major building project (With a value of more than £50 million, sponsored by Arup)

Winner: Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres, Stratford-upon-Avon, by Bennetts Associates
Judges’ comments ‘There were no compromises in the tough decisions made to achieve the end result, which is a brilliant synergy between old and new.’
Highly commended: Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, by Stanton Williams
Highly commended: Olympic Stadium, by Populous

Major building project (With a value of more than £50 million, sponsored by Arup) - winner: Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres, Stratford-upon-Avon, by Bennetts Associates

Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres, Stratford-upon-Avon, by Bennetts Associates

BCI building award (Value between £3 million and £50 million)

Winner: Ravensbourne College, London, by Foreign Office Architects
Judges’ comments: ‘A very radical brief for a new style of tuition using flexible space.’
Highly commended: Evelyn Grace Academy, London by Zaha Hadid Architects

BCI building award (Value between £3 million and £50 million) - Ravensbourne College, London, by Foreign Office Architects

BCI building award (Value between £3 million and £50 million) - Ravensbourne College, London, by Foreign Office Architects

BCI regeneration award

Winner: Anne Mews, King William Street Quarter, Barking, London, by AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington

BCI regeneration award - Winner: Anne Mews, King William Street Quarter, Barking, London, by AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington

BCI regeneration award - Winner: Anne Mews, King William Street Quarter, Barking, London, by AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington

Small Civil Engineering Project Award, up to £3 million

Winner: LUL Bridge D83A Replacement, London

Small Civil Engineering Project Award, up to £3 million - Winner: LUL Bridge D83A Replacement, London

Small Civil Engineering Project Award, up to £3 million - Winner: LUL Bridge D83A Replacement, London

Civil Engineering Award (with a value between £3 million to £50 million)

Winner: High Knocke to Dymchurch Sea Defences

highly commended Rosyth CVF Infrastructure Upgrade

Civil Engineering Award (with a value between £3 million to £50 million) - Winner: High Knocke to Dymchurch Sea Defences

Civil Engineering Award (with a value between £3 million to £50 million) - Winner: High Knocke to Dymchurch Sea Defences

Major Civils Project Award more than £50 million, sponsored by Harsco

Winner: A421 Improvements M1 Junction 13 to Bedford

Major Civils Project Award more than £50 million, sponsored by Harsco - Winner: A421 Improvements M1 Junction 13 to Bedford

Major Civils Project Award more than £50 million, sponsored by Harsco - Winner: A421 Improvements M1 Junction 13 to Bedford

Local Authority Award

Winner: Redhayes Bridge, Exeter
Highly commended: Bourne Hill Offices, Salisbury, by Stanton Williams

Local Authority Award - Winner: Redhayes Bridge, Exeter

Local Authority Award - Winner: Redhayes Bridge, Exeter

Environmental Award

Winner: Broadland Flood Alleviation Project, Norwich
Highly commended: Woodland Trust Headquarters, Grantham, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Environmental Award - Winner: Broadland Flood Alleviation Project, Norwich

Environmental Award - Winner: Broadland Flood Alleviation Project, Norwich

Conservation Award

Winner: Theatre Royal Bath, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Conservation Award - Winner: Theatre Royal Bath, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Source: Freia Turland

Conservation Award - Winner: Theatre Royal Bath, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios



Best Practice Award

Winner: Anglian Water AMP4 Biosolids Programme
Highly commended: Project Allenby/Connaught, Tidworth, Wiltshire

Best Practice Award - Winner: Anglian Water AMP4 Biosolids Programme

Best Practice Award - Winner: Anglian Water AMP4 Biosolids Programme

Judges’ Special Award

Joint winner: Far Moor Bridge, Yorkshire Dales
Joint winner: Angel Building, London by AHMM

Judges’ Special Award - Joint winner: Far Moor Bridge, Yorkshire Dales

Judges’ Special Award - Joint winner: Far Moor Bridge, Yorkshire Dales

International Award

Winner: Aviva Stadium, Dublin, by Populous
Highly commended: Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin,
by Santiago Calatrava

International Award - Winner: Aviva Stadium, Dublin, by Populous

International Award - Winner: Aviva Stadium, Dublin, by Populous

 

 

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