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BCO Regional Award for One Centenary Way

One Centenary Way, the landmark office building at Paradise, Birmingham, has been awarded the BCO Commercial Workplace Midlands Award.

A pivotal building within the Paradise redevelopment, One Centenary Way employs an expressive yet rigorously efficient structural solution to solve tricky below-ground constraints, including the live A38 Queensway Tunnel. Denied the possibility of a load-bearing core, the new building’s façade steps in to provide structural stability in the form of a Vierendeel exoskeleton.

The next-generation office space is provided within a highly rational and sustainable building where reduced embodied carbon has been considered from the outset, from production to delivery and construction, making it one of the greenest workplace buildings in the region.

Partner Dav Bansal praised the team's effort to realise the scheme: “One Centenary Way is a result of close collaboration from client, engineer, designer and all the other contributors in making this vibrant new destination for Birmingham. From the beginning, we knew that due to the site’s constraints, the design would have to be unique for the city, and indeed region, and we’re delighted with the outcome. We’re grateful to MEPC for the opportunity to work on this innovative project and it’s brilliant to see international businesses thriving in their new workplace.”

The scheme will be put forward to the BCO National Awards, with winners announced later in the year.

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