CIBSE Building Performance Awards
Consultancy of the Year 2016 (finalist)
We are delighted to have been short-listed for this prestigious award.
The robust application process required that we demonstrate an outstanding contribution to the design and refurbishment of buildings. Evidence of meeting our clients’ expectations, including occupant satisfaction, comfort and energy performance had to be presented to support throughout.
Civic Trust Award 2011
Hull History Centre
The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment. We are honoured to have been involved in projects that have received these prestigious awards over the years.
Most recently, SVM designed all the building services engineering elements for the Hull History Centre development, which received ‘The Civic Trust Award’ in 2011. The New Hull History Centre provides a first-rate library and archive to house both the City and University archives.
Green Tourism Award 2011
Museum of London and Florence Nightingale Museum
Only Britain’s most environmentally friendly businesses are granted a Green Tourism award.
The Museum of London Project involved the redevelopment of a number of galleries as well as a new learning centre, including classrooms, theatre and education spaces, in a £10m project.
The Florence Nightingale Museum project involved the £1.4M refurbishment of exhibition areas, offices, conservation store and ancillary spaces. The project covered all new electrical services and refurbishment of existing mechanical services.
Best Family Friendly Museum in the UK 2010
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum was officially named the 'Best Family Friendly Museum' in the prestigious Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award run by Kids in Museums. The national award recognises museums that offer the very best family friendly, accessible environments for children of all ages and their carers to enjoy.
Our work included the refurbishment of all of the existing exhibition display areas, offices and public amenities, including a large extension providing new gallery space.
Building Services Awards 2002
Consultancy of the Year
We were delighted to receive this award, which we won for our work at The British Galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
This was a major project involving the provision of new engineering services for 16 galleries.
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Coventry Design Awards 2009
The Coventry Design Awards are held every two years to recognise design excellence in the city. The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Project won the 'Lighting/Public Art Category', the 'Renovations Category' and received a Commendation in the 'Environmental Improvement Category'.
Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award 2009
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum was nominated as a finalist for the 2009 award. These awards are to highlight "some of the most imaginative and beautiful design in Britain".
The Judge's comment on the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum was "The striking pavilion structure ... has given Coventry a new public heart."
Civic Trust Awards 2009
SVM was involved in The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum that gained a Commendation in the competition this year.
The Civic Trust said "This is a successful civic building and makes a real contribution to the public realm. It transforms the historic centre of Coventry and links a busy street with the quieter spaces of the square and cathedral."
Both projects won against strong competition - there were over 500 entries in total and it is to our credit that two projects have been singled out for recognition.
The Centre Vision Award was for a well thought through and well-designed building that contributes greatly to the improvement of the town centre. Commendations are awarded to projects that do not qualify for an award, but which nevertheless have been exceptionally well designed and benefit their local environment or community.
Both these projects also received RIBA Awards for their high-quality mechanical and electrical design within the architectural detail.
"Externally the building's position is a good response to its immediate environment, using the canal side to generate views and provide a generous café terrace. It sits well in its context and landscape and has been carefully considered. A great deal has been achieved with the available budget." RIBA
"This seamless insertion into the Grade 1 listed building was handled with almost clinical precision, and belied the considerable technical difficulties of construction. It acts as a catalyst combining and reorganising new and old spaces with ingenuity and imagination." RIBA