The University of Wolverhampton’s Science Centre has been nominated for two national awards.
The £10.1m centre located at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park, opened last year.
It has been shortlisted in the S Lab and UKSPA Awards 2019 for “Most Successful Project” and in the British Council for Offices awards it’s been shortlisted as best “Commercial Workspace.”
Designed by Fairhursts Design Group and built by Clegg Construction, the centre provides high quality workshop, office and category 1 and 2 laboratory space over 4,000 square metres.
The facilities at the Science Centre support the Black Country’s Smart Specialisation strategy agenda and were part-funded by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the University of Wolverhampton. The aim of this is to boost output in priority sectors such as aerospace, automotive, building technologies, and life sciences and therefore help the region to remain competitive in national and international trade.
UKSPA Executive Director Jim Duvall said: “The awards celebrate and recognise the work that UKSPA members do to support, develop and grow their businesses community. The sheer volume of high quality entries received made the shortlisting of Award entries an exceptionally difficult task.
“University of Wolverhampton Science Park and the other shortlisted entries are to be congratulated for their commitment to deliver exceptional locations that provide the very best opportunities for innovative companies to thrive. We look forward to announcing the awards at our national conference in Birmingham next April”.
Nigel Babb, Commercial Director at the Science Park commented “It is great to hear that the hard work put into the planning and delivery of this fabulous facility is recognised by our peers in the industry, alongside the other five awards we were short-listed for last-year. The calibre of companies already locating in the Centre is exceptional and good news for the regional economy.”
The centre has been shortlisted and won a number of awards since opening including winning the Best Large Commercial Project at the LABC regional awards and also being a national finalist in the same category.
- RICS Awards 2018 – Best Regeneration Project – Finalist
- RICS Awards 2018 – Design Through Innovation – Finalist
- INSIDER Property Awards 2018 – Construction Project of the Year – West Midlands Regional Finalist
For more information on the Science Centre and its facilities visit www.sciencetechcentre.co.uk or phone 01902 824100.
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