[03/10/12] At the 2012 BCO Awards, hosted last night at the Grosvenor Hotel, London, K&L Gates won the National award for the Best Fit Out and later fought off stiff competition to win the Best of the Best Award.
The judging panel said “K&L Gates’ design and delivery team has done a magnificent job to adapt some of the quirkier spaces into a thoroughly professional and stylish office interior. Especially successful is the clever modeling of the ceiling plane, to thread and co-ordinate lighting, and the air-conditioning which works around a complex roof structure – in some cases raking down to over 1m above the floor.”
The fit out of the international lawyers’ 100,000 sq ft London offices included catering facilities, a 180 seat multipurpose room, a computer room and extensive cellular and open plan offices. K&L Gates utilised the full range of Hilson Moran’s services including mechanical, electrical and public health services, structured cabling, structural engineering, fire engineering, acoustics and the co-ordination of the IT installation. Hilson Moran was also appointed as BREEAM assessors for the project, which has achieved a Very Good rating under BREEAM 2008.
Commenting on the award, Trevor Raynsford, Director for the project said “We are delighted to have been recognised by the BCO on three occasions for this project. To achieve the National recognition for Best Fit Out and also the Best of the Best award is testimony to a truly collaborative international team effort which has resulted in an excellent and productive working environment for K&L Gates”
The team included
Architect: Lehman Smith McLeish
Project Manager & Quantity Surveyor: Allen Stewart Harrington Limited