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Raft of projects triumph in 2013 BREEAM Awards

3DReid, Bennetts Associates, Woods Bagot, Scott Brownrigg and Fielden & Mawson have all received gongs in this year’s BREEAM Awards

The Co-operative Group’s headquarters, One Angel Square, in Manchester designed by 3DReid won the best office building accolade.The BREEAM Outstanding building is expected to cut the client’s energy bills by £500,000 per year.

Intriguingly the Prime Minister’s residence at Number 10 Downing Street, which was originally three houses, picked up the special award for Most Improved BREEAM In-use Project.

Aedas was recognised as the architecture practice with the greatest number of certified BREEAM assessments in 2012.

Since 1998,16,000 BREEAM projects have been certified. The awards which recognise the highest scoring buildings certified in 2012 were announced at Ecobuild today (05 March).

All of the award-winning buildings achieved at least an ‘Excellent’ rating, which requires a BREEAM score of more than 70 per cent.

Richard Hardy, managing director of BRE Global said: ‘The level of performance of today’s buildings is much higher than before. For example, the average number of credits awarded for reduction of emissions in all BREEAM assessed buildings is 15 per cent higher than a year ago.

‘The greater efficiency and quality associated with sustainability is also helping to make such buildings more commercially successful. There is growing evidence that BREEAM-rated buildings provide increased rates of return for investors, and increased rental rates and sales premiums for developers and owners.’

The full list of winners

BREEAM Data Centres Cobalt Data Centre by Woods Bagot
BREEAM Offices One Angel Square by 3DReid
BREEAM Healthcare Edge Lane Hospital by MAAP
BREEAM Prisons Kitchen and Training Workshops, HMP Thameside by Capita Architecture
BREEAM Education Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen by Scott Brownrigg
BREEAM Fire Stations Carlton Community Fire Station by Focus Consultants
BREEAM Industrial Armstrong Point by Jennings Design Associates
BREEAM Retail Waitrose Bracknell by Bamber and Reddan Architects
BREEAM Multi-Residential Llys Ton Extra Care Centre by Pentan Partnership
BREEAM Courts Newport Magistrates Court by Fielden and Mawson
BREEAM Other Buildings Five Pancras Square by Bennetts Associates
BREEAM International Offices Challenger (France) by SRA
BREEAM International Other Buildings De Balk van Beel (Belgium) by Stéphane Beel Architecten
BREEAM In-Use Parts 1 & 2 Kanyon Facility Management
First BREEAM In-Use International Pilot Le Hive
BREEAM Assessor Company of the Year McCann and Partners
BREEAM Assessors of the Year Wendy McClure of Synergy BSS,  Wendy Lake of McCann and Partners  and Barry Rankin of GWP Project Services
BREEAM In-Use Auditor of the Year Birgit Memminger-Rieve of ES EnviroSustain, Stefaan Martel of BOPRO and Hans van de Sanden of Grontmij Polska
BREEAM Country First Award Gary Cheung of Ove Arup and Partners (China), Andreya Momerin of Momerin (Bulgaria), Irena Saniuk of BSRIA (Malta), Pantelis Levantis of Ecoveritas (Greece), Maya Karkour of EcoConsulting (Lebanon) and Gordon Hudson of Mott MacDonald (Iceland)
First certification under the new BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme Bowker Street for Contour Homes
Most improved BREEAM In-Use Asset 10-12 Downing Street for the Cabinet Office

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