News - Celebrating Construction 2016

Celebrating Construction Award success - Stepnell collects Legacy Award for Sustainability

Taking centre stage at the high profile Celebrating Construction Awards for the East Midlands, were some of the industry’s leading pioneers and most ground-breaking projects. Hosted by BBC Breakfast business presenter, Steph McGovern on Friday 03 June - 300 construction professionals gathered at the Nottingham Belfry to the celebrate the best innovative developments and talented individuals. These regional awards provide one of the most effective platforms for targeting the Midlands’ lucrative construction industry.

The Legacy Award for Sustainability was presented to Stepnell for their achievement at Montague House, new town centre offices in Clifton Road, Rugby, for leading regional law firm Brethertons LLP Solicitors.

The purpose-built £2.3 million, three-storey state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building was designed by Rugby-based HB Architects and the 1,616m² building incorporates architectural features which are sympathetic to the local Rugby School conservation area.  The offices benefit from an open-plan, flexible design with break-out rooms and individual meeting rooms for clients.

The building includes features designed to reduce overheating without the necessity for air conditioning including an exposed thermally massive concrete structure and automatic motorised louvres to dissipate warm air at night.   Brise soleil sunscreens are included on the aspects that get the most sun during the summer. Electricity-generating solar panels are fitted on the roof. 

‚ÄčImage L to R:  Paul Clements - Wastecycle, Thomas Sewell and Bill Haynes - Stepnell, Steph McGovern