Award for our new building

Posted on 28 October 2010

The East Heslington Campus, Cluster One has been awarded The 2010 GGB BDP Building of the Year Award.

The East Heslington Campus, Cluster One has been awarded The 2010 GGB BDP Building of the Year Award... OK, we can’t really take the credit; the award is for the architecture and build quality of the whole campus. But it shows what a great building this is, and a great environment for work and study. 

The judges were unanimous in their decision and their comments included:

  • Four opinionated egg-heads of buildings, individually fascinating and jointly bringing the place alive with their conversation
  • The humanist approach is so apparent here
  • An exemplary and inspirational campus environment
  • Wonderfully ambitious from the outset, now realised as an inspirational new learning and living environment
  • The hub is a super building - the combination of exposed structure and architectural finish creates a dramatic and welcoming arrival space
  • A wonderfully inviting, safe feeling, joyful place to study in but also for the surrounding community to enjoy

Which is architect-speak for: "What a great building. And the views of the lakes are nice too."