Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Business School and Student Hub was named winner of the Prime Minister’s Award at last night’s British Construction Industry Awards.
The building comprises three separate administration and teaching blocks linked by two full height atria and is capable of accommodating more than 5,000 students and staff.
The judges praised the project’s design quality and the “superb relationships developed between client, contractor and consultants”.
The Prime Minister’s Award is open to any new building project of any size and budget commissioned by or on behalf of central or local government or by a grant-aided organisation.
The judges look for high-quality design, efficient procurement, economic and social value, good team work between client, designer and contractor, sound financial management, whole-life value for money, client satisfaction and sustainability.
Since completing the development the company has been awarded the contract to design and construct a new academic building and energy centre as part of the university’s Birley Fields Campus.