Contributed by The Enterprise Centre
20/07/2018 - The Enterprise Centre
The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has increased its awards tally to 30 after receiving a Civic Voice Design Award in a ceremony at the iconic Leadenhall Building in London. The national win was announced in the Housing and New Build Category and was won despite some tough competition.
The Civic Voice Design Awards are the ‘people’s choice’ for architecture and the built environment, setting them apart from other industry awards. The awards recognise buildings, places and spaces loved by local people, appreciating both high-quality design and the positive impact on local communities. Nominations are made by local community organisations and The Norwich Society was the champion for The Enterprise Centre.
Judges said of The Enterprise Centre entry; “it is encouraging to see a university leading the way in promoting a sustainable future and a route from education to employment for its students. An exceptional project, setting the standard for sustainable construction and innovation.”
Prof John French, CEO of the Adapt Group, which manages The Enterprise Centre, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive a Civic Voice Design Award. The organisation has such a keen focus on the importance of a building to the local community and we are delighted to be recognised for our contribution to Norwich. Fellow winners on the evening were iconic and inspirational. We are thrilled to have been credited alongside some truly impressive buildings and projects nationally.”
Just over three years after opening, The Enterprise Centre is the UK’s most sustainable building and a leading hub for entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses that are committed to creating a low carbon future. Its other awards include a RIBA National Design Award and a “Best of the Best” from the British Council for Offices.
For more information, please visit The Enterprise Centre website.
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