Project of the Year

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, a project for which Bennett Architectural supplied Kawneer windows and curtain walling, has been named as Project of the Year at the Rics West Midlands Awards at Grand Station in Wolverhampton.

The ceremony celebrated the most impressive and community beneficial property schemes, with the Conservatoire also taking home the Design through Innovation Award.

Bennett Architectural worked alongside Galliford Try to design, supply and install Kawneer AA100 windows and AA720 curtain walling systems and achieve a high level of acoustic attenuation.

Lionel Grant, managing director at Bennett Architectural, said: “The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire was a technically challenging project for our team but it’s extremely pleasing to see it being recognised. It has been nominated for a number of awards recently which we feel is a testament to the work carried out by our team, working alongside Galliford Try.”

Gurdip Chamba, chair of the RICS Awards judging panel added: “This grand project had stiff competition from other entries but in many ways stood head and shoulders above other entries and has also received the Royal seal of approval.”

It will now be shortlisted for the Rics Grand Final, held on November 2 in London, where it could be crowned National Project of the Year.