The CABE Built Environment Awards are a marker of industry standards, giving building engineers the recognition for excellence and ingenuity that they deserve. Considering sustainability, inclusivity, and societal impact, the Awards Panel assess submissions across a variety of criteria.
Winners are selected by the Awards Panel and presented with an award during the CABE Annual Gala Dinner.
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CABE New Build Award Winner | University of Wolverhampton Project: School
of Architecture and the Built Environment (SOABE)
Category requirements: A winner of this Award demonstrates exceptional design, delivery, or performance in use, and covers innovation, costs, procurement, as well as health and safety.
Project: The winner of this category, gave the Awards Panel pause to consider the correct category as much of the building is a significant and impressive preservation of an 1871 brickwork façade, but all things considered, this project is undoubtedly a New Build and as such the Panel wishes to award them for their brilliant pairing of history and technology as this campus will serve much of the next generation of building engineers. Discover more about the project
CABE Facilities Management or Refurbishment Award Winner | Daniel Connal Partnership Project: Wells Maltings Renovation and Extension Category requirements: A winner of this Award demonstrates good practice, and innovation in delivering maintenance or refurbishment to a building successfully, ready for the future.
Project: The winning project worked with an existing brick and flint structure that was integrated with materials sympathetic to the original and often bespoke to maintain the historic appearance. A source of local pride, the space now contains a cinema, auditorium, exhibition hall, café and information centre that works for the community. Discover more about the project.
CABE Preservation and Conservation Award Winner | Architectural Conservation Professionals Project: Turret
Category requirements: This award takes into account the project's improvements with regards to quality, accessibility, sustainability, and end-user satisfaction. This award presents building engineers with the opportunity to gain recognition for their work in this sector and demonstrates how they are helping to protect the built environments heritage.
Project: The winning project is a story of an 1845 building that was subjected to neglect, anti-social behaviour, fires, and wet rot. The Conservation team worked dedicatedly to preserve this once-loved building into a point of cultural interest and community enjoyment as well as encouragement for the conservation of further buildings of similar potential. Discover more about the project.
CABE Digital Transformation Award Winner | Build Test Solutions Project: SmartHTC: Building Performance Measurement Category requirements: This award reflects the increasing pace of change in use of digital technologies within the construction industry. Building information management, inspection, testing and use of augmented and virtual reality are all changing how CABE’s members work on a daily basis – the winner of this award will demonstrate outstanding application or development of digital technologies which have a positive impact on building performance and construction sector productivity.
Project: The panel are proud to announce the first-ever winner of the Digital Transformation Award. This cloud-based algorithm uses measurements of internal temperature and energy consumption to inform an energy balance of a building and quantify its Heat Transfer Coefficient. The software can be delivered through smart thermostats and meters, devices that are already in millions of UK homes – enabling this resource to provide rapid data and benefits effectively. Discover more about the project.
CABE Sustainability Award Winner | Community Health Partnerships Project: Foleshill Health Centre
Category requirements: This award recognises those projects that are not only future-proof, but are working to ensure the quality of that future through innovative practices that reduce a building's overall impact on the environment in an exceptional way.
Project: The winning project is the UK’s first Passivhaus Classic health centre and is a proof-of-concept project that will be used to promote environmental advantages for the future of NHS estate projects. Demonstrating a different way of creating innovative low carbon emission assets and gaining cost, time, safety and environmental benefits from application of MMC and offsite manufacturing. By becoming the UK’s first Passivhaus Classic Health Centre, the project not only leads the way for carbon emissions reduction in these buildings but, it also demonstrates its potential for repetition across a significant quantity of NHS England’s >24,000,000m2 of premises including NHS Property Services’ >1,800 similar use health centres, GP surgeries and clinics. Discover more about the project.
CABE New Build Highly Commended | Freeman Consultancy Project: Bothy Restaurant and Wentworth Garden Centre
Category requirements: A winner of this Award demonstrates exceptional design, delivery or performance in use, and covers innovation, costs, procurement, as well as health and safety.
Project: This project was commended for its effective use of space and consideration for quality materials complementary to its surroundings as well as the value it brings to the surrounding community. Use of high efficiency catering equipment for the restaurant, surface water retention for reuse, within the garden centre complex, high levels of airtightness achieved for a framed structure and minimal wastage and recycling of building materials on site which follows an “as and when” materials supply regime. Discover more about the project.
CABE Digital Transformation Highly Commended | Sava Project: Intelligent Energy Category requirements:This award reflects the increasing pace of change in use of digital technologies within the construction industry. Building information management, inspection, testing, and use of augmented and virtual reality are all changing how CABE’s members work on a daily basis – the winner of this award will demonstrate outstanding application or development of digital technologies which have a positive impact on building performance and construction sector productivity.
Project: It is often the case that organisations don't have sufficient visibility of the attributes of their housing stock to determine the carbon impact associated with each home. Intelligent Energy, is allowing calculations to take place which can provide this visibility on a grand scale. Intelligent Energy can calculate improvement requirements for 20,000 homes against a specific target such as carbon zero in less than 20 minutes, which empowers organisations to easily model potential scenarios to meet the needs of a sustainable future. Discover more about the project.