Schoolchildren, students and patients are the users of the important buildings competing for the large non-residential prize in the 2017 ProCon Leicestershire property and construction awards.
In the running for the award, sponsored by Gateley, are a primary school, a university faculty and a hospital’s A&E department.
The category is one of six in this year’s ProCon Awards.
Overall sponsors are Unique Window Systems, Westleigh Partnerships, Salus Approved Inspectors and Spearing Waite.
The Leicester Mercury is the Awards’ media partner.
The Large Residential Scheme of the Year finalists are:
Fairfield Preparatory School, Loughborough, submitted by Studio-G Associates
The new Fairfield Preparatory School replaced the previous system-built classrooms and were designed to be welcoming, comfortable and stimulating.
The glazed canopies, terraces and gallery provide a strong visual statement to the public face of the Loughborough Endowed Schools campus.
There are 10 classrooms, four learning support rooms and other spaces including a gymnasium, kitchen and dining hall, library and medical room.
Leicester Royal Infirmary Emergency Department Phase One, submitted by Interserve Construction
The LRI’s emergency department was designed as the most efficient and up to date A&E facility in Europe.
The existing emergency department, one of the busiest in the country, was landlocked and would not meet the demands of five to ten years’ time.
The previous department was designed for 100,000 patients per year – the new one can accommodate 270,000, helping to tackle overcrowding and waiting times.
Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, submitted by De Montfort University
The Vijay Patel Building brought together all DMU’s Faculty of Arts, Design & Humanities which had been spread across several buildings of different types and size.
The brief was to transform the 1960s block construction that divided the campus into a modern flexible, landmark building to give it a new lease of life with a wow factor.
The project 11,000sqm of refurbishment and 15,000sqm of new build feature varying architectural styles that come together seamlessly to create a modern centrally located landmark building.
Simon Taylor, real estate partner at law firm Gateley, said: “Gateley is proud to be sponsoring the Large Non-Residential Scheme of the Year 2017 at this year’s ProCon Leicestershire awards.
“The awards are a great celebration of those who have developed, designed and constructed such fantastic development schemes and this particular award celebrates a creative approach to property development whilst maintaining design excellence and construction quality.
“We wish all the finalists luck and look forward to celebrating with the winners at the awards ceremony.”
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on November 9.
The other five awards are:
Regeneration Project of the Year, sponsored by Pochin
Small Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Infrastructure Investments
Large Residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Infrastructure Investments
Small Non-residential Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Gateley
Architectural Image of the Year
For further details about the awards contact Allyson Jeffrey at HeadStorm Marketing on 0870 170 9697 or click here.