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Already the winner of the BCO Awards 2014 BIM Project Application of the Year, our 66 Queen Square project has now been shortlisted for the CIOB South West Built Environment Awards 2015 – Heritage category.

Our partner Skanska put the project forward for the award, and the judges are looking to recognise the achievement of high standards in the repair, re-use and revitalisation of the region’s historic buildings, sites and places.

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66 Queen Square combines Georgian elegance with modern, efficient office space incorporating integrated sustainability features for long-term energy efficiency, including solar shading and solar energy capture. This Grade ‘A’ office development adjoins and includes the refurbishment of a Grade II Queen Anne House. The site is within the city centre conservation area and adjacent to the Grade I and Grade II* Queens Square and King Street buildings.

The award entry had to demonstrate evidence of research and investigation into traditional methods and materials encountered, evaluations of alternative options, choice of appropriate procurement route, application of well-considered and sympathetic technical solutions (whether traditional or innovative), delivery of quality and enduring outcomes, and a commitment to the development of heritage skills and training opportunities.