Morgan Sindall scoops sustainability award
Morgan Sindall has scooped the sustainability award at the Bovis Lend Lease Defence Awards for its involvement with a new office development for the MOD at Abbey Wood in Bristol.
The three-storey office development, named Oak Building, complete with fitness suite and restaurant has achieved an 85 per cent DREAM rating – the highest mark ever awarded for a defence construction project and equivalent to BREEAM Outstanding.
Working for Debut Services, a joint venture between Bovis Lend Lease and Babcock International Group, through the MOD’s Regional Prime Contract in the South West, the team, including Morgan Sindall, Debut Services and architects Stride Treglown, collected the award at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be part of the team that has created such a fantastic building which really has been created for the future,” says Stephen Scard, Morgan Sindall managing director, South. “This is the highest ever DREAM score to have been given for any project in the UK and we’re thrilled to have been recognised with this sustainability award which has rewarded everyone’s hard work and outstanding achievement.”
The new development boasts a host of environmentally-friendly features including ground source heat pumps, solar shading and rainwater harvesting systems.