Awards for King’s Lynn Innovation Centre and Norwich Enterprise Centre

The King's Lynn Innovation Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

The King's Lynn Innovation Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

Two Norfolk enterprise centres have been commended with regional design awards.

The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Picture: Butterfly Effect

The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Picture: Butterfly Effect - Credit: Butterfly Effect

The King's Lynn Innovation Centre and Norwich Enterprise Centre were among eight winners at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2017 East Of England Awards.

They were among 36 projects short-listed for the awards night at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday, May 10.

The innovation centre on Nar Ouse Way, which opened last summer, won the commercial award. Judges said: 'The building provides an impressive home for start-up businesses and an environment second to none in the area.' The enterprise centre, at the UEA, won the design through innovation award. Judges said: 'Innovation and thought can be seen and demonstrated all over the scheme, from its approach to low carbon design, passivhaus, locally sourced materials, labour and expertise.'

There was also success for Norwich-based LSI Architects, designers of the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, which won the project of the year and community benefit categories.


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