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BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2019 at a gala event held last night (4 March) at the London Hilton Bankside Hotel

An annual fixture for built environment professionals, the BREEAM Awards recognise excellence in the sustainable building arena.

The winners include the most innovatively sustainable BREEAM rated buildings of the previous 12 months from the UK and countries as far afield and diverse as Cuba, Romania, Norway and for the first ever year, China.

The awards also recognise the high achievements of BREEAM assessors and socially responsible investment through a continuing partnership with GRESB which is now in its second year.

The BREEAM awards cover a variety of sectors including residential, retail, industrial, education and healthcare as well as project types such as new build, refurbishment and in-use.

The 2019 BREEAM Award-winning buildings were:

Bloomberg Building, UK

Regional Award – Western Europe

BREEAM awards, BRE,Wronia 31, Poland

Regional Award – Central and Eastern Europe

Cofco Landmark, China

Regional Award – Asia

Hotel Quebrada 17, Cuba

Regional Award – Americas

Unilever Food Innovation Centre, Netherlands

Commercial Project – Design Stage Award

BREEAM awards, BRE,Deloitte, UK

Commercial Project – Post Construction Award

BINARIUM Business Centre, Romania

Commercial Project – In Use Award

Ny Horten Videregående Skole, Norway

Public Sector Project – Design Stage Award

National College for High Speed Rail, UK

Public Sector Project – Post Construction Award

Tabellen 4, Sweden

Public Sector Project – In Use Award

Falconhoven L-Blok Apartments, Belgium

Homes – Design Stage Award

The Hoover Building, UK

Home Post Construction Award.

Dr Shamir Ghumra, BREEAM Director at BRE said: “It’s a real pleasure to highlight and applaud the ‘best of the best’ buildings across the globe

“They reflect an exceptional commitment to sustainable construction in a variety of ways and epitomise the value that BREEAM certification brings to projects at all stages of a building’s lifecycle.  Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.”

Awards were also given to a variety of industry bodies, including John Robertson Architects (Professional Champions Awards – Architects), Stanton Consulting and Sweco (joint winners of Professional Champions Awards, M&E Consultant). Immobiliaria Colonial and SP Fastigheter AB were awarded the GRESB/BREEAM Award for Responsible Investment Large Portfolio and Small Portfolio respectively.

Additionally, the GRESB/BREEAM Award for Individual Leadership was given to Jane Wakiwaka, Sustainability Manager, The Crown Estate.

The Assessor Organisation of the Year was awarded to Buildings for Tomorrow Ltd and the assessors of the year are Babatunde Agoro (Hoare Lea LLP), David Partington (Sweco UK) and Lizette van Zuilen (C2N B.V.)

The highly competitive People’s Prize – the Your BREEAM Award – which gives members of the public the chance to vote for a BREEAM building they love, was given to the Unilever Food Innovation Centre.

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