28th January 2019

Shortlisted for Offsite Awards – Architect of the Year

Arhcitect of the Year 2019Architect of theHaving submitted an entry for the Offsite Awards just before Christmas we are delighted to announce that the Modular Office scheme at the University of Birmingham has been shortlisted for the Architect of the Year category, sponsored by Hadley Group.

GNA were briefed by the university to provide a number of cellular academic and open plan offices to meet an influx of new staff. In addition to this they had a requirement for the building to be completed and ready for occupation within 8 months. In that time, we obtained planning approval, competitively tendered the project and dealt with existing site constraints and challenging weather to achieve a handover after only 235 days. The offsite fabricated volumetric elements were factory-made in South Wales and were delivered one snowy week providing 1000sqm of weathertight building after only 6 days on site. The building, now in use, provides 34 cellular offices and 6 open plan office spaces for a range of flexible group office requirements, housing a total of approximately 90 academic and faculty staff.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 5 March 2019.