Three projects whose commercial catering areas were designed, supplied and installed by Garners Food Service Equipment in the last year have made their way onto numerous shortlists celebrating design and construction in the West Midlands.
The awards ceremonies include the 2018 RIBA West Midlands Awards and the Celebrating Construction Awards, while the nominated projects include the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR), the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the large Longbridge Retirement Village.
NCHSR and the Longbridge scheme went on to win the Best Educational Building and the Best High Volume New Housing Development categories (respectively) at the Celebrating Construction Awards, while the NCHSR missed out on Building Project of the Year.
At the upcoming RIBA awards, both the NCHSR and Conservatoire are amongst the 11 nominees up to win the regional award, which – if won – automatically pushes them forward for national consideration.
Garners’ business development director, Andy Brown, who had a hands-on role in delivering the Conservatoire and NCHSR projects, commented: “It’s a privilege to be working with such blue chip organisations and seeing their investment in quality design partners and products recognised in this way is extremely well deserved – we wish all concerned every success.”
The National College for High Speed Rail is a huge new structure, purpose-built to educate the next generation of railway engineers and is found nearby the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, which serves as the main teaching building for Birmingham City University’s performing arts school and was opened in March by HRH Prince Edward.
Longbridge Retirement Village is owned by Garners’ longstanding client ExtraCare, and makes up part of a £1bn regeneration scheme for the local area.