Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan and Delivery
Submitted by: BDP and Aberdeen City Council
Organisations involved: Aberdeen City Council (client), BDP (lead consultant), AECOM, Amion, Gardiner & Theobald, Kevin Murray Associates, Montagu Evans, Regeneris, Urban Strategies Inc.
Aberdeen City Council appointed a BDP led consortium in August 2014 to prepare the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan and Delivery Strategy. On 24 June 2015 the Council gave the Plan its unanimous approval. As the 'oil capital of Europe', Aberdeen enjoys considerable economic benefits. But success brings challenges: Unaffordable housing; a vulnerable economy; a city centre failing to meet the needs of residents, business and visitors. Moreover, public disagreement about the way forward resulted in stalling of projects and loss of investment. Developed with extensive public input, building iteratively through a phased programme integrated with the master planning process, and including an innovative "City Talks" programme featuring speakers from international peer cities; the completed plan enjoys unprecedented levels of support.
SA1 Waterfront Innovation Quarter, Swansea
Submitted by: Stride Treglown Limited
Organisations involved: University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Arcadis, Troup Bywaters and Anders, Places That Work and Urban Narrative and Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust
The "SA1 Waterfront Innovation Quarter" positions the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as the catalyst for renewed economic growth and prosperity across Swansea and the Bay City Region. The SA1 Master Plan proposals underpin inward investment opportunities whilst encouraging University collaboration with commercial, enterprise, residential, and creative industry partners. Swansea's waterfront is facing a seismic shift in its ability to bring new life, jobs, and learning and recreation opportunities to the region. The proposed Master Plan, underpinning a new outline planning permission, supports a mixed use development comprising academic uses, commercial and serviced offices, research and development uses, restaurants, small scale retail, hotel and leisure facilities, residential accommodation and sports/ recreation opportunities. The Planning Committee voted unanimously in favour of the variation of condition application in November 2015.
UEA Enterprise Centre
Submitted by: Bidwells; Architype, Morgan Sindall and ADAPT Low Carbon Group and the University of East Anglia
The Enterprise Centre is the most recent addition to the University of East Anglia campus; a ground-breaking project showcasing low-carbon sustainable building with a highly ecological specification in a design that achieves Passivhaus and BREEAM Outstanding.The project brief is of a sustainable nature, aimed at developing future businesses, providing dedicated space to support workshops, networking, open-plan offices, and incubation hatchery space for start-up companies and organisations in the Knowledge Economy. The commitment to the sourcing of local trade and low-carbon materials makes the Enterprise. Centre an exemplar for specification as well as energy performance. The showcase thatch cladding is just the surface of this building's material story, which is rich from the ground up with local, domestic and recycled materials.
University of Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus 2005-2015
Submitted by: Luken Beck mdp Ltd on behalf of the University of Southampton and Lloyds Register
Organisations involved: University of Southampton, Lloyds Register, Southampton City Council, Luken Beck, Grimshaw, Terence O'Rourke, Wates Construction
In September 2015 HRH Princess Royal officially opened the 'state of the art' Boldrewood Innovation Campus, a unique Maritime Centre of Excellence of international importance for innovation, business and education in maritime engineering. The campus combines the University of Southampton's Engineering Centre of Excellence and Marine and Maritime Institute with the Global Technology Centre of Lloyd's Register. The new Boldrewood campus is a unique alliance and the biggest university-industry collaboration in the UK. This major ten year, £140 million investment required many tightly programmed projects to successfully deliver the transformational redevelopment of the campus. It involved a clear planning strategy, Master Plan, the phased demolition of 32,000 m2 of redundant buildings, the planned development of off-site enabling facilities and the creation of 6 major new buildings.