Percy Gee Building nominated for ACE Awards 2011

We are pleased to announce that the Student Union transformation, Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester has been shortlisted for The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Engineering Excellence Awards 2011 under the category ‘Building Structures (Small Firm)’.

Student Union transformation, Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester has been shortlisted for The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)  Engineering Excellence Awards 2011
Student Union transformation, Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester has been shortlisted for The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Engineering Excellence Awards 2011

ACE’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards showcase the finest achievements of consultancy and engineering firms and the innovation that makes the industry crucial to local, national and global economies.

Whilst assessing entries individually, the ACE panel judges against high expectations for original and unique design work, a future value beyond what is normal, and social, economic and environmental sustainability, and successful fulfilment of the client’s needs.

The expert judges are bought together from the fields of engineering, architecture, media and academia, as well as from within government. They then evaluate aspects of the projects holistically, but also the less tangible wow factor that a project may have with local communities and the wider public.

Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester

This is an another amazing achievement for Scott White and Hookins. I’m absolutely delighted and proud that the Percy Gee Building has been shortlisted for this award

Doug Alcock , Partner

Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester

The Percy Gee transformation is the regeneration of a fifty year old building into an attractive modern, purposeful and environmentally friendly new Students’ Union. It features a spectacular new atrium with communal social space for students. It greatly improves disabled access with an innovative design overcoming 26 different floor levels on a steeply sloping site. It transforms the approach to the campus and provides a major asset to the University.

The winners will be announced on the evening of the 25th May at the newly renovated St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.

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