£2.2m Bishop Grosseteste University project nominated for award

A £2.2 million redevelopment project at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been shortlisted for an accolade at this year’s RICS East Midlands awards.

BGU’s Constance Stewart Hall, designed by LK2, has been nominated for the ‘Design through Innovation’ award.

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Across eight individual categories, the awards are regarded as the ‘premier property and construction awards’ in the country.

Vice-chancellor of BGU, the Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, said: “We are incredibly proud of both our 150 year history of teaching excellence and our progressive attitude which has seen us become the top university in the East Midlands for widening participation.

“The design by LK2 for Constance Stewart Hall perfectly captured this balance and our finished building provides students with cutting edge facilities to help them progress. We are pleased to see it rightly celebrated by the RICS”.

Andrew Kitchen, director at LK2, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised for our design of this iconic scheme which has transformed the cityscape.

“This project showcases the impact of good design in so many different ways.

“Acting as a ‘shop window’, the new building gives BGU’s campus greater prominence and promotes the university to the wider community.”

Throughout the scheme BGU and LK2 worked alongside local construction company Robert Woodhead Ltd, Sutherland Consulting and Price & Myers.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Nottingham Belfry on Thursday, May 3.