Success for Lancaster University Engineering Building at the British Construction Industry Awards

John McAslan (right) picks up the award 

John McAslan (right) picks up the award 

Announced on the 14th October at a special ceremony in London, the eco-building has won the ‘Building Project of the Year’ category for projects up to £10m. This latest award is one of a number of accolades the building has received since opening on 4 March this year – including a National Award, a Sustainability Award and a Regional Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The building boasts state-of-the-art facilities for multi-disciplined engineering, with specially designed workshops and laboratories - you can explore them by viewing this video. It is part of a £450m spend on the University’s campus over the last decade, with a further £135m planned over the next three years.

Designed by John McAslan + Partners, the competition-winning scheme comprises 4,750 sqm of workshop, laboratory and office space in two concrete-framed finger blocks either side of a dramatic four storey atrium.

A BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating has been achieved, delivered by renewable energy sources including solar, wind and biomass provisions. The building’s environmental performance is  both visible and quantifiable, as part of the Department’s environmental sustainability ethos.

Find out more about the project here