News: 8 May 2017Barton Willmore shortlisted for three Thames Valley Property Awards

Our Reading team are finalists for a total of three Thames Valley Property Awards, which celebrate the region’s property success stories.

Finalists in the Development of the Year, Young Property Professional of the Year and In-Town Office of the Year categories, the team’s success in the region continues to go from strength to strength, over 80 years after the Practice was founded in Reading, in 1936.

The Thames Valley Science Park, a finalist for Development of the Year, forms an 800,000 sqft commercial campus providing world-class facilities that encourage the growth of innovative technology-based companies. This includes Proton Partners International, who we assisted in securing planning permission for a Proton Cancer treatment centre, which will be one of only three facilities in the UK which offer pioneering proton cancer treatment. Most recently, our team have secured outline permission for Phase Two of the Science Park on behalf of the University of Reading, which will see its growth continue for the next 20 years.  

A finalist for In-Town Office of the Year, and a recent winner in the BCO Awards, our Architecture team’s refurbishment of 9 Greyfriars (right) is positioned next to the Reading Station Regeneration and is one of the first buildings to be completed as part of the redevelopment. The project, delivered on behalf of McKay Securities, has seen the transformation of the obsolete 1980s office block into Grade A office space. The first to be credited as BREEAM Outstanding in the region and rated EPC A, the building is now one of the most sustainable and cost-effective buildings in the South of England.

Finally, Gemma Care, Planning Associate, has been shortlisted in the top three for Young Property Professionals of the Year. A key member of the Thames Valley team and a chartered member of the RTPI, Gemma is responsible for leading large multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of high profile projects, as well as taking central role in local charity initiatives.

Kim Cohen, Planning Partner in the Reading office said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised for our Planning and Design work across such a variety of categories at this year’s Awards, which highlights the hard work of our teams. The awards are a great opportunity to recognise the breadth and quality of work in the Thames Valley and we’re delighted to have been involved in many of these projects and initiatives.”

Our Town Planning, Architecture and Landscape Design teams will all be attending the Awards on 11th May, when the winners will be announced.

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