Highest ever number of submissions

Simon Sainsbury Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School won the overall Schueco Excellence Award at the 2018 Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation.

This year, the awards attracted the highest-ever number of submissions: 73 companies submitted 159 entries spread over the ten different award categories.

Chairman of the judges, Ken Shuttleworth, said: “The volume and quality of the submissions made deciding on the final winners a challenge – but a labour of love as well.”

The Simon Sainsbury Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School was also the winner in the Education category. This new £22 million facility, which provides a hub for post-graduate and executive business education, is on track to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating for sustainability.

Designed to complement the adjoining Grade 2 Listed Addenbrookes’s building, and drawing inspiration from the latter’s historic masonry facade, the centre juxtaposes strong colour, refined materials and exposed structural concrete to create a unified campus identity.

Schueco systems employed include: FW 50+ and FW 50+ SG curtain walling; AWS 70.HI and AWS 70 windows; AWS 114 SG TipTronic controlled top-hung vents; FW 50+ hi-capped curtain walling mullion; and FW 50+ rooflights.

This year, for the first time, the judges gave an Overall Commendation Award, which was won by the latest addition to the Lamda complex in London. This was also voted the winner in the Cultural Building Category.

The winners in the other award categories were: WestQuay Watermark, Southampton (Commercial Building); 30 Old Street, London (Refurbishment Project); Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex, Co Tyrone (Health Building); Optima Building, London (Steel Project); Highgate House, London (Individual House); Vaulted House, Dublin (Individual House Improvement); Blows Yard, London (Residential Development); and Dane Architectural (Specialist Contractor).