Award for landmark building

A LANDMARK office building in Sheffield has scooped an award at a ceremony in London.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 2:34 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2007, 9:40 am

1 St Paul's Place, which flanks the Peace Gardens, was praised for its design, best practice and innovation at the British Council for Offices (BCO) awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane.

The judges said: "This is a praiseworthy example of partnership between a visionary local authority and a commercial developer to reinvigorate an area of Sheffield city centre.

"The development has done well in creating public space to complement the Millenn-ium Square, reusing the foundations of former council offices. The commitment and civic contributions are impressive and should definitely motivate further regeneration."

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Judges also praised the city council for its bold aspirations and the appointment of a developer and design team.

The masterplan, by CTP Ltd, was also hailed as being "adventurous".

The judges added: "The offices set new quality standards for Sheffield, making maximum use of its location and surrounding views of the new town square and beyond the city."

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