1 Feb 2021
The Catalyst scoops sustainability award
It’s another win for The Catalyst at Newcastle University in the sustainability category at the prestigious Constructing Excellence national awards.
The multi-award-winning building is home to the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing and the National Innovation Centre for Data and was designed and constructed with sustainability at the core of its ethos. We worked together with principal contractor Bowmer + Kirkland and others on the project, completing all the mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations at the iconic seven-storey building.
We used our industry-leading Offsite Manufacture to design specialist installations with most of the works coordinated using a Building Information Modelling System; we also created a bespoke lighting installation. Our successful on-time handover included a BREEAM rating of Outstanding.
Last year, at the Constructing Excellence North East, awards the project took home the Building Project of the Year, Integrated and Collaborative Working and Sustainability awards. By doing so, this guaranteed it a place at the national awards, which brings together the eight regional winners in each of the 14 categories to celebrate and award the very best.
Featuring offices, co-working spaces, a 175-seat theatre, exhibition spaces and research suites, the Catalyst is a beacon for innovation and the first BREEAM Outstanding commercial development in the North East since 2013 - one only three in Newcastle and only 15 in the UK.