BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2019 at a gala event held last night at the London Hilton Bankside Hotel.
An annual fixture for built environment professionals, the awards recognise excellence in the sustainable building arena. This year’s gala event was hosted by one of the BBC’s leading correspondents, David Shukman.
The winners include the most innovatively sustainable BREEAM rated buildings of the previous 12 months from the UK and countries as far afield and diverse as Cuba, Romania, Norway and for the first ever year, China. The awards also recognise the high achievements of BREEAM assessors and socially responsible investment through a continuing partnership with GRESB which is now in its second year.
The BREEAM awards cover a variety of sectors including residential, retail, industrial, education and healthcare as well as project types such as new build, refurbishment and in-use.
The 2019 BREEAM Award-winning buildings were:
Bloomberg Building, UK
Regional Award – Western Europe
Wronia 31, Poland
Regional Award – Central and Eastern Europe
Cofco Landmark, China
Regional Award – Asia
Hotel Quebrada 17, Cuba
Regional Award – Americas
Unilever Food Innovation Centre, Netherlands
Commercial Project – Design Stage Award
Commercial Project – Post Construction Award
BINARIUM Business Centre, Romania
Commercial Project – In Use Award
Ny Horten Videregående Skole, Norway
Public Sector Project – Design Stage Award
National College for High Speed Rail, UK
Public Sector Project – Post Construction Award
Tabellen 4, Sweden
Public Sector Project – In Use Award
Falconhoven L-Blok Apartments, Belgium
Homes – Design Stage Award
The Hoover Building, UK
Home Post Construction Award.
Dr. Shamir Ghumra, BREEAM Director at BRE commented,
“It’s a real pleasure to highlight and applaud the ‘best of the best’ buildings across the globe. They reflect an exceptional commitment to sustainable construction in a variety of ways and epitomise the value that BREEAM certification brings to projects at all stages of a building’s lifecycle. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.”
Awards were also given to a variety of industry bodies, including John Robertson Architects (Professional Champions Awards – Architects), Stanton Consulting and Sweco (joint winners of Professional Champions Awards, M&E Consultant). Immobiliaria Colonial and SP Fastigheter AB were awarded the GRESB/BREEAM Award for Responsible Investment Large Portfolio and Small Portfolio respectively.
Additionally, the GRESB/BREEAM Award for Individual Leadership was given to Jane Wakiwaka, Sustainability Manager, The Crown Estate.
The Assessor Organisation of the Year was awarded to Buildings for Tomorrow Ltd and the assessors of the year are Babatunde Agoro (Hoare Lea LLP), David Partington (Sweco UK) and Lizette van Zuilen (C2N B.V.)
The coveted and highly competitive People’s Prize – the Your BREEAM Award – which gives members of the public the chance to vote for a BREEAM building they love, was given to the Unilever Food Innovation Centre.
The awards mark another successful year for BREEAM, with over 500,000 buildings certified under the scheme to date in over 80 countries. Since its launch in 1990, the assessment system has made an enormously positive contribution to shaping a better built environment for all.