A visually striking building at the University of Warwick in Coventry has been named as one of the best workplaces in the country British Council for Offices (BCO) annual National Awards.
The Professor Lord Bhattacharyya Building at the University of Warwick on Lord Bhattacharyya Way, home to the national automotive innovation centre, won the highly coveted Innovation award.
The BCO judges lauded the university’s building for its ingenuity in bringing together a range of complex design requirements. The building was also praised for its ‘openness’ with judges stating that the exterior and the interior of the building gave a sense of calm and composure.
Tony Hordon, Chair of the National Judging Committee, commented: “The Prof. Lord Bhattacharyya Building is a triumph of ingenuity and practical design, and provides the perfect platform for the work being done by researchers within. It stands as proof of the energy, creativity and know-how in the Midlands office sector, and is thoroughly deserving of its award.”
Meanwhile, Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive of the BCO, said: “This building really is quite spectacular. The Professor Lord Bhattacharyya Building is a testament to the power of innovation and creative thinking at our universities and in the wider building sector – it is therefore a very worthy winner of our Innovation award.”