Grontmij in the frame for international prizes

South Bank Tower, London
South Bank Tower, London

AN engineering and environmental consultancy with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow has seen two of its projects nominated for international awards.

Grontmij’s work on the 107-metre high South Bank Tower, London, and Camden Council’s new 13-storey community building, Five Pancras Square, have been recognised by BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings.

The projects have been shortlisted for BREEAM awards in the residential and mixed use and other buildings categories respectively. South Bank Tower has a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’ whilst Five Pancras Square’s is ‘outstanding’.

Jeff Davitt, interim managing director, Grontmij UK, said, “The shortlists for the BREEAM Awards 2016 represent some of the most outstanding examples of sustainable buildings in the world. We are very proud that two of our projects have been recognised amongst this elite group. It is testimony to our clients’ commitment to sustainability and Grontmij’s ability to apply innovative design principles that deliver better buildings.”

Grontmij was acquired last October by Sweco, a Swedish-based architecture and engineering consultancy.

Winners will be announced next month at a ceremony in London.