Greenbuild Award for Kay House

The winners of the first ever Greenbuild Awards were announced on 9th May in a ceremony at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry. The One Show’s Lucy Siegle revealed the winning entries in categories ranging from domestic newbuild to behavioural change. The judges included Liz Reason (Green Gauge Trust), Kerry Mashford (Technology Strategy Board), Paul Ruyssevelt (Ruyssevelt Consulting) and a team from the University of Salford. All the finalists were on display at Greenbuild Expo at Manchester Central. 

We’re delighted to say that the winner of the Education buildings category was Kay House, at the University of Exeter.  The standard was excellent so the judges decided to select a winner for both newbuild and retrofit in this hard fought category.

”Kay House, Exeter University – An inventive design which provides for a variety of uses and brings a 1950s building up to modern best practice.”

The project involved the complete remodelling of dated 1950s refectory building on the University’s Streatham campus, to provide state-of-the-art music recording, production, rehearsal and performance facilities and a concert venue. The building has undergone extensive refurbishment to improve infrastructure and facilities, the external appearance, environmental performance and acoustics. LHC were involved from the outset and handled architectural design and technical delivery and the design for the interior scheme and finishes.

Rob Rickey, who delivered the scheme for LHC, is an AECB member.