Winner: The Works, Pampisford

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The Works, Pampisford

Best Building: Conservation, alteration, or extension (Projects over £2m construction cost)

In this category there is one winning scheme and two commendations.

Client – The Howard Group

Main Contractor – Morgan Sindall

Architect – NBBJ 

Project Manager – 3PM

Structural Engineer – Conisbee

M&E Engineer – David Bedwell & Partners

Planning Consultant – Shrimplin Brown

Fire Engineer & Approved Inspector – Build Insight

Health & Safety Advisor – MSAFE

BREEAM Assessor – Ensphere

Contractor Delivery Team

Technical Architect – R H Partnership Architects

M&E Engineer – Briggs & Forrester

Photo © Nick Guttridge

Judges’ Comments

“Formerly a 1970s car maintenance shed, The Works has been adapted creatively and brilliantly to become a thoroughly modern, stylish multiple occupancy business space. Retaining the existing concrete structure which defined the workshop space was a strong move, reportedly saving tonnes of embodied carbon by using the framework already on-site. 

Careful implementation modern servicing and environmental standards, the introduction of a new mezzanine level and glazing, and strategic zoning of ventilation provision results in a flexible commercial proposition, organised around a wide central ‘Street’ accommodating shared facilities and offering social interaction, food trucks, and relaxing spaces.

The Works just works. It provides flexible and useful spaces for life sciences research and development and is in the process of creating a community of expertise which shows every likelihood of flourishing.”