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Cundall projects win at BCO London Awards

UK and Europe 26 April 2023

Diageo, London, UK

Two people walking through the branded Diageo reception

Two projects that Cundall has been closely involved with – the fit-outs of Diageo and EBRD headquarters, were named winners at yesterday’s BCO London Awards.

Winning in the Best Fit-out Workplace category, the judges were impressed to see Diageo’s brand identity play a defining role throughout the building, which they described as inspiring and uplifting. The building on Great Marlborough Street showcases the company’s aspirations for flexible, inclusive workspace with sustainability and wellness being integral to the design. Engaged from the building search stage, Cundall’s multi-disciplinary team took the project from technical due diligence to Agreement For Lease (AFL) negotiations and into the fit-out delivery providing MEP, specialist lighting, fire, security, acoustics and sustainability expertise. A dedicated wellness floor at the top of the building and a staff bar and shop at ground level are just some of the facilities included in the progressive design.

The ESG award was given to the fit-out of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s new headquarters at Five Bank Street in London’s Canary Wharf. Cundall’s acoustics team provided an acoustics design solution to this landmark project from early concept stages through to implementation on site. The project incorporated 16 social value KPIs, including collaboration with charities and reducing waste. The judges also praised the use of materials passports for disassembly, as well as the office’s first-class BREEAM and WELL ratings, and their ongoing work in evaluating post-occupancy energy use.

Andrew Parkin, Partner said, “the award-winning sustainability credentials of the project align very well with our own, so it was a great project to be involved with.”

Huge congratulations to everyone at Cundall for their hard work and dedication to exceeding clients’ expectations.