University’s iCon ’head and shoulders’ above with award win.
The University of Northampton’s iCon Centre has been awarded the prestigious Environmental Sustainability award at the East Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards 2011.
The iCon Environmental Innovation Centre based in Daventry, Northamptonshire, was entered for the Environmental Award by the West Northants Development Corporation which part-funded and project managed the development
The recent EMCBE awards recognised excellence within the sector, highlighting the iCon Centre as “head and shoulders” above the eleven other finalists in the category.
‘This project stood head and shoulders above the rest, based on its approach from consultation, inception, throughout the design, construction and now use. The very low energy building in use (though not the lowest in the category) was achieved by getting the building fabric right rather than relying on renewables but using appropriate technologies. A number of other features such as the use of living timber, JCT contract with sustainability advice and the educational and economic benefits by way of jobs and business.’
Clare Howe – Code Green
Lead judge for Environmental Sustainability
The award cements in place The University of Northampton’s position as the national leader in promoting innovation in sustainable construction. Success in the regional awards gives the iCon a place in the Constructing Excellence National finals, due to be announced on 25 November.
John Liddle, Director of the iCon commented, “This is the third award for the iCon, which demonstrates the iCon and the University’s determination to achieve the highest standards in all we do.”
The iCon Centre is also a finalist in the upcoming Northamptonshire Business Excellence awards where it hopes to see a repeat of its success at the EMCBE.