Two Wins for BDP at RIBA Awards
BDP has won two regional awards in this year’s RIBA award scheme. The winners were announced at various events across the UK on 20 June.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham won in the West Midlands region. The hospital, set to revolutionise healthcare design, provides 1213 beds as well as an A&E department, specialist burns and transplant wards, a decontamination suite and 30 operating theatres. The design focuses on the concerns of the individual patient and supports the efficient provision of the best possible clinical service in an environment that is attractive and uplifting, not only for patients, but also their visitors and the staff who provide their care. University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust also picked up West Midlands Client of the Year.
Richard Rose Morton Academy in Cumbria picked up an award in the North West region. The new academy’s specialisms are sports and science, with a strong business and enterprise culture. The building centres on a three storey glass atrium and includes a lecture theatre to accommodate 400 people.
In addition PJ Carroll’s Factory, Dundalk, Ireland by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, with BDP’s environmental engineers and sustainability consultants, won a European Union RIBA Award. The project involves the conversion of 10,000m2 of the existing cigarette factory to highly sustainable educational accommodation.