Hadyn Ellis Building Wins RICS Award
Cardiff University’s Hadyn Ellis Building, designed by IBI Group, has won the ‘Design through Innovation’ category in the RICS Awards 2015, Wales.
The Hadyn Ellis Building is a £22 million new build facility and is the home to the institution’s world leading University Research Institutes: the European Cancer Stem Cell and Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institutes as well as the established Medical Research Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics.
Commenting on the scheme, the judges said: “This project was conceived as a building where ground breaking research into a diverse number of medical problems, including stem cell cancer research and Alzheimer’s disease, could be undertaken in an inclusive, multi-disciplinary environment.
“A central atrium, with remarkable acoustic properties, provides a welcoming space between open plan offices and research laboratories, and a solution to natural ventilation in an energy hungry environment. The building provides a public face for the university to engage with funders, public and external bodies.”
Paul Yeoman, Estates Division Assistant Director at Cardiff University added: “This award is the result of a tremendous effort made by the design and construction team who designed and created this building. The collaborative working atmosphere engendered throughout the project was key to its success.”
The award was present at the City Hall in Cardiff. As a regional winner, the Hadyn Ellis scheme will now be put forward for the National RICS Awards in London later in the year.
The IBI team that helped design and deliver this project include: Anthony Picton and Richard Golledge.