20th October 2022

Double win at the 2022 Education Estates Awards

Congratulations to the project team at the Henry Daysh building for winning ‘Refurbishment of the Year’, and to Newcastle University named 'Client of the Year'.

The Education Estates Awards celebrate excellence and achievement in education. We are delighted that the Henry Daysh Building won ‘Refurbishment of the Year’, recognising our work with Newcastle University, who was also crowned 'Client of the Year'. 

Education Estates Awards winnerThe Henry Daysh Building was one of seven shortlisted, so this is a tremendous accolade for the team. The judges praised the project for its "Strong sustainability credentials" and "Excellent references to sustainable outcomes".

The Daysh building, 10-floor Claremont Tower, and Claremont Bridge, (which spans Claremont Road) were built in the 1960s, and no longer fit for purpose. The refurbishment of the buildings formed part of Newcastle University’s aspiration to modernise and significantly improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of these buildings. A key goal was to harmonise the three structures into a single structure (renamed the Henry Daysh Building), benefitting those that frequent the buildings. Improvements to accessibility were a key aspect of the refurbishment. 

The awards also recognised client Newcastle University, who won ‘Client of the Year’, out of a total of six shortlisted institutions. The judges' comments highlighted the University's "Great contribution to leadership and innovation in the city", praising the entry as "Very keen on local supply chain and access for all" and "Illustrating really wide impacts of great client behaviours".

Examples of some of our other work with the university include the Frederick Douglass Centre, Sports Centre, Psychology Department and Lecture Theatre, improvements to the Medical School and the Paul O'Gorman Building. 

These awards are testament to the technical excellence of the project team and ongoing relationship with Newcastle University. Congratulations to all involved!

For the full list of winners, visit the Education Estates website.

The Northern region team from the ‘Henry Daysh Building’ are delighted to receive the award for ‘Refurbishment Project of the Year’ along with our client Newcastle University who won ‘Client of the Year’ at the Education Estates Awards. This is testament to both teams working as one with unified end goals to deliver a fantastic academic venue for the current and future students at Newcastle University, building on our relationship with the University.

Paul Barrowcliffe, Project Manager

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