News - 21 Oct 2016

Maggie's Centre, Manchester won GM Building of the Year Award

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has officially crowned Maggie’s Centre, Manchester as the winner of Greater Manchester Building of the Year at the Property & Construction Annual Awards Ceremony 2016.

The award represents an outstanding project being delivered in Greater Manchester. It also recognises the collaboration of the project teams and is specifically an acknowledgement of the client bodies with the foresight to commission the projects.

Over 400 businesses attended the award ceremony, which saw Maggie’s beat off stiff competition from five other finalists: Ashton Old Baths, Tameside; King Street Townhouse, Manchester; Oldham Town Hall, Oldham; One New Bailey, Salford.

Working with Foster and Partners, Cundall Light4 has provided lighting design for Maggie’s Centre, Manchester. The Centre is a stunningly beautiful building that aims to provide help to anyone who has been affected by cancer. Maggie’s Cancer Caring Charity’s building is surrounded by gardens and internal courtyards which relate to the different spaces within the building. Deep canopies provide shelter to the Centre’s open terraces. Arranged over a single storey, a natural timber structure focuses around a central spine with the roof rising in the centre to create a mezzanine level illuminated with natural light. Exposed lightweight beams and timber lattice support the roof.

The winner was chosen by the Chamber’s Property and Construction Committee, which consists of 18 professionals from a range of businesses in the property and construction sector. They received many worthy entries for new buildings from across Greater Manchester and undertook site visits to eventually determine the winner.