The K&L Gates offices at One New Change, London, fitted out by Lehman Smith McLeish, has won the Best of the Best prize at the BCO awards. Having already won the Best Fit Out of Workplace category, it went up against the other category winners for the top prize and won for its forward-thinking fit out strategy. Awards chairman David Partridge said, “K&L Gates has set an impressive example of the importance – and potential benefits – of keeping the ultimate end use of any project in mind as early as the base build. The result is a consummately assured design which has had a positive effect on the business – showing the impact a successful new workplace can have on wider corporate objectives.”
The President’s Award was given to Gerald Ronson, CBE and Chief Executive at Heron International, for his six decades of service to the commercial property industry.
Six more national awards were also given: Best Commercial Workplace went to Heron Tower, London; Best Corporate Workplace went to the Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters, Manchester; Best Refurbished/Recycled Workplace was awarded to Virgin Money, Edinburgh; Best Project up to 2,000m2 went to Creative Scotland, Edinburgh; the Innovation Award was won by 7 More London Riverside, London; and the Test of Time Award went to Fort Dunlop, Birmingham.
See the list of regional winners and read more about the national winners on the British Council for Offices website.