The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST) at Daedalus has been awarded Best Educational Building at the South East Building Excellence Awards 2015 run by the LABC, the member organisation for Local Authority Building Control.
The awards celebrate the success of outstanding buildings and recognise the best design and construction in the region. CEMAST was one of five shortlisted for the award and was judged against a range of criteria, including:
CEMAST is located at the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus and is a joint effort between partnership agencies, including Fareham College, Bouygues UK, Perkins Ogden Architects and the Building Control Partnership at Fareham.
Fareham Borough Council's Executive Member for Planning and Development, Cllr Keith Evans said: "I'm delighted that CEMAST has been recognised for its technical innovation, sustainability and performance. Fareham Borough Council is proud to be one of the partnership organisations involved in the construction and delivery of CEMAST."
Peter Marsh, Director of Capital Programme at Fareham College said: "As Client and Project Director on this stunning new building we are delighted with the design quality of the finished product which has been duly recognised in this award. The project has been delivered on time, within budget, ahead of expectations and with zero reportable incidents – success of this nature only comes about through genuine collaboration between all parties involved in the building's creation."
CEMAST was built by Bouygues UK, one of the region's leading contractors, which was also responsible for delivering the Innovation Centre on the Daedalus site. Regional Managing Director, Darren Gill, paid tribute to the college and the council, saying: "At Bouygues UK, we pride ourselves on delivering award-winning and environmentally sustainable projects that will have a positive legacy long after our work is done. Through our partnership with Fareham College, Perkins Ogden Architects and the council, we have shown what can be achieved when we all have the same vision. We have delivered a building that we can all be proud of for years to come.
"We're happy to have supported the college and council's vision for improving educational facilities in the area as part of the wider regeneration of the Solent Enterprise Zone."
Project Director, Nick Collett of Perkins Ogden Architects said: "The award is very well deserved and is a reflection of the high calibre and professionalism of all involved including the client, designers, constructors and regulatory teams involved on the project. In particular, Paul Ledger and his team from the Building Control Partnership provided an extremely proactive and supportive role across the development phase and helped ensure the level of quality now recognised by this award."
The award qualifies the CEMAST Building and the design and construction team to compete in the LABC National Awards which will be held in London later in the year.
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