Date of release: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Stockwell StreetThe University of Greenwich's Stockwell Street building has been nominated for another prestigious award.

The £80 million development in Greenwich town centre has made the shortlist for the British Construction Industry (BCI) awards, which honour the best of British construction projects.

The university's Head of Estates, Peter Fotheringham, says: "This collaboration is the best example I have witnessed of design team and contractor actively combining to plan and execute the works, jointly overcoming the inevitable problems and actively supporting each other when backs were against the wall.

"Everyone involved was striving to deliver. The demands of the programme and the complexity of the build and services meant that the team had to genuinely cooperate to deliver the university's requirements."

The next stage of the BCI awards sees a site visit or interview with a panel of expert judges. The winners will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, on Wednesday 14 October.

The building, designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, hosts the university library, as well as its lecture theatres, TV and design studios, and gallery. It is one of six in the running for the Stirling Prize, with the winner set to be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) London headquarters on 15 October. Stockwell Street has previously won RIBA awards in the national and London awards.

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