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A striking example of 1960’s architecture. Repurposing this academic building has

admirably demonstrated the longevity of concrete. Capitalising on its innovative

column-free construction and exposing the concrete structure has achieved

exceptional sustainability results.This refurbishment illustrates that well maintained

concrete structures can continuewell after their predicteddesign life.

Nominated by

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Owner

University of Brighton

Architect

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Structural engineer

Curtins Consulting Engineers

Main contractor

Willmott Dixon Interiors

Surveyor

BurnleyWilson Fish

Contract administrator

Faithful and Gould

M& E Engineers

Mott MacDonald

Cockcroft Building, University of Brighton

TheHeart of the Campus buildings uses concrete tomodernise and reinvent the

NottinghamTrent University’s CliftonCampus. The structural use of the concrete

vaults provides an elegant solution to give the buildings‘gravitas’and exploits thermal

mass to contribute to the CarbonNeutral status of the Pavilion building.

Nominated by

Evans Vettori Architects

Owner

NottinghamTrent University

Architect

Evans Vettori Architects

Structural engineer

Curtins Consulting Engineers

Main contractor

GFTTomlinson Group

Specialist precast

Evans Concrete

Specialist structural consultant

Erskine Hurt Consultants

Prestressed hollowcore flooring Acheson + Glover

QS and PMpost-contract

Pulse Associates

QS and PMpre-contract

Faithfull and Gould

M&E Engineer

CouchPerryWilkes

Landscape

Reform

Heart of theCampus, NottinghamTrent University

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