Hanover has been named Building Conservation Project of the Year at the RICS North West awards.
One of the most prestigious awards on the annual calendar, a win in the RICS Project of the Year awards is highly sought after. Category winners also go through to the national RICS Grand Final Awards in October.
The £34m refurbishment of the Grade II-listed Hanover building was commended for the restoration and conservation of the original features alongside the sensitive upgrade, creating high specification office and retail space.
Located at the heart of the NOMA regeneration area, Hanover has subsequently been let to Amazon which is to establish its new Manchester hub in the building, bringing 600 jobs to the city.
NOMA is being delivered by Hermes Investment Management with MEPC acting as development manager and Workman as project manager. The project team honoured by the RICS award included Assent Building Control Ltd, NOMA, Russells Construction and architect Sheppard Robson.
Gareth Russell said: “Hanover is a superb example of what can be achieved when a talented and dedicated project team works together to achieve a shared vision. The building is truly exceptional and it was a fantastic project to work on for all involved. We are delighted the project has been recognised for everything it has achieved and we are thrilled with the win.”
What the judges said
Good building conservation is rarely achieved when a commercially viable project is required. Hanover is therefore exceptional as it has restored a neglected Grade II building into Grade A offices. The external envelope has been renovated to its former glory and internal conservation of the 1930’s reception and glazed tiled staircases have been enhanced by the clever introduction of circulation in the atrium and roof space office area. (No wonder Amazon have been wowed).
For more about the RICS Project of the Year North West awards click here.