Simons shortlisted for 'Test of Time' at Building Awards
Simons Group has been named as a finalist at this year’s Building Awards, the industry’s longest running and one of the most prestigious recognitions of property excellence.
Showcasing the best in all areas of construction, from individual projects to training and outstanding individuals, 21 awards will be going to the best and most innovative of 2014. This year sees the new ‘The Test of Time‘ award, a new category for buildings which have been operational for over 2 years and exceed expectations. Judges have named Simons as Finalist in this category for M&S Cheshire Oaks.
Since its opening in 2012, M&S Cheshire Oaks has received 17 awards, created a post occupancy report which shows that the building is exceeding almost all expectations set by industry experts and has become a shopping destination which is providing undeniable benefits to the local community and economy.
This scheme enabled some of the perceived challenges in sustainable construction to be proven possible. Things like zero waste to landfill and sharing left over materials with the community all happened at Cheshire Oaks. It demonstrated that measuring to understand impact is worthwhile, especially in new areas like water consumption where there were no national statistics to compare against.
The winners of the Building Awards will be revealed at a ceremony in April this year. To see the full shortlist, please click here: http://www.building-awards.com/categories/.