The British Council for Offices (BCO) Northern Awards dinner at the Principal Hotel in Manchester was momentous for two reasons. Firstly it was the inaugural event for 5plus Director Phil Doyle as northern chair and secondly our scheme for Halton Housing Trust (HHT), Waterfront Point, was named best Corporate Workspace.
HHT is a dynamic, not for profit, housing association that owns and manages over 6,500 homes and employs over 280 staff. The aim of the new building was to consolidate their estate and co-locate head office and building services. HHT were a great client, working closely on the brief to help us design a new building that would fit their needs and exceed expectations of the staff who work there.
Their delight that the building they view as a ‘home from home’ is now officially the best workspace in the BCO region was wonderful to see.
As chair Phil got to present his own special award and recognised the work of Living Ventures for the extra effort displayed at all their sites to engage and improve the location.
The Tim Bacon Foundation was the charity of the night.
Please see the dedicated project page for further details on Waterfront Point http://5plusarchitects.com/projects/waterfront-point-widnes/
A full list of winners can be found here: http://www.bco.org.uk/Awards/Winners/2018/Award-Winners-2018.aspx