The Scott Brownrigg-designed headquarters for the international not-for-profit organisation, CABI, has been shortlisted for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2021. It joins the shortlist for the category Building Project of the Year under £10 million.
The Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards recognise the very best of the construction and built environment industry from across London and the South East. Throughout the rigorous judging process, the expert judges are looking for people and organisations driving change in our industry.
CABI apply scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Scott Brownrigg worked alongside Project Managers and Lead Consultant Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge) to complete the low energy design that offers a two-storey office space and successfully integrates an experimental bio-diverse landscape with a new collaborative flexible working environment.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the building responds to its surroundings with a living roof, which will attract insects and birds and enhance biodiversity. Inside, it hosts up to 180 members of staff, who are provided with a range of amenities including a café restaurant, meeting rooms and conference room / auditorium.
At the heart of this project is CABI’s commitment to protecting the environment. The design is highly energy efficient with detailed strategies for materials, orientation and structures. The design includes a careful selection of materials for the building fabric, which reduce the energy consumption to achieve low carbon use in operation.
Winners will be announced at the Virtual Summit and Awards Ceremony which will be held on Thursday 1 July 2021.