The Exeter Science Park Centre designed by LHC Architecture + Urbanism has been named Project of the Year with a value between £2-7 million at the annual Michelmores Property Awards.
The multi-tenanted building at the heart of the Exeter Science Park opened in June 2015 and has since become home to a range of science and technology based fast growth businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs.
It is the second building to open on the Park following the award-winning Eagle House, also designed by LHC.
LHC Group Director John Baulch said:
“The Science Park Centre is at the very heart of the Science Park and therefore needed to be an inspiring and innovative space that created a fast-paced and fun environment where ideas can grow.
“What has been delivered is an exemplar of sustainability, technology and flexibility working hand in hand to provide a dynamic workplace where businesses can flourish.
“We are thrilled that it has been recognised as Project of the Year with a value of £2-7 million and look forward to an ongoing relationship with all at the Science Park.”
The three-storey, BREEAM Excellent building features a flexible working space with virtual services, co-working and hot desking spaces as well as a diverse range of offices and laboratories.
A contemporary designed café, high specification conference suite, meeting rooms and social and open space were also created.
Judges commented on the Science Park Centre, stating:
“This is truly inspiring project that is immensely important for Exeter, demonstrating the importance of technology. The flexibility of what it provides will surely attract businesses to develop at the park and lead the way in what will be an extremely successful venture.”
LHC has said to have submitted plans for two further ‘Grow On’ buildings within the same cluster, and designed initial concepts for the highly-contemporary proposed new home of Exeter City Futures.