In the Spotlight: Wadham College’s BCI Award Victory

We are so pleased to see Wadham College win this year’s BCI Award for Social Infrastructure Project of the Year.

The finished building is a centrepiece on the campus and it is a further testament to the benefits of early engagement.

Being involved from a very early stage to assist in costing the façade scheme as it transitioned through the design stages, enabled us to concurrently advise of any challenges with the delivery of the design from our wealth of experience.

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TBC.London Shortlisted by the NLA

We are thrilled to see Tower Bridge Court shortlisted for retrofit of the year by the NLA.

This 110,000 sq ft project located to the south of the iconic Tower Bridge, will transform an out-of-date 90s building into one of the UK’s most sustainable offices.

We look forward to hearing the result on the 15th November and good luck to all the other nominees!

Cast your vote here.

Benenden shortlisted for the AJ Awards.

We are thrilled to announce that Benenden School has been shortlisted for the AJ Awards!

Designed by Guy Hollaway, an award-winning architect and a parent at Benenden, the new 750-seat concert hall and music hall complement the distinctive legacy of the school and meet the growing needs of the community.

We eagerly anticipate the results on November 22, 2023.

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George House – 131 Sloane Street Awarded

We are pleased to announce that the iconic scheme George House, Sloane Street, has been awarded the ‘Mixed-Use Development’ award at the UK Property Awards. Due to the combined efforts of the team it ensured it was a great project to be involved in and we are thankful for the opportunity to work along with Cadogan Estates, Stiff & Trevillion, Mace and Trevor Patrick Partnership.

In the words of Cadogan Estates:

‘The development is a transformative mixed-use development for Chelsea, the largest to arrive in the area for a generation. It brings exciting new luxury fashion brands to London, along with independent ‘artisan’ community uses as a result of a local consultation with those who live and work in the area – resulting in a butcher, baker, cheesemonger and greengrocer among others.

These different uses are connected by a new open air courtyard shared by building users and visitors alike, richly landscaped to create a lush, green ‘oasis’ of tranquillity within a dense urban area and offering a destination restaurant and informal café, as well as a gym and spa.

Designed by architects Stiff + Trevilion, George House’s distinctive contemporary design is distinctive, while blending with the surrounding red brick frontages and 19th century architecture synonymous with the neighbourhood.

Since completion, footfall to the area has increased by 24%, a mix of both local and international visitors enjoying its variety of services and facilities. It has been built with maximum sustainability and energy efficiency in mind and has achieved a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating.

The UK Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. They are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts, focusing on criteria including design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.’

131 Sloane Street Achieves “Commended” status at NLA Awards 2017

The annual NLA Awards, an event that seeks to award and recognise the best feats of architecture from 2016, took place on July 5th.

131 Sloane Street was one of 150 projects to be shortlisted across various categories, with only 32 being announced as winning schemes at the event. The stunning building utilised as retail space reached the shortlist and finished as a “commended” project. The Stiff + Trevilion Architects’ project is located in Sloane Square, an area filled with fantastic achievements of architecture and is fitting amongst them.

Deptford Market Yard (Pollard Thomas Edwards & Farrer Huxley Associates) finished as winner of the retail category.

Colorminium are incredibly proud of the project and pleased to see it recognised by the NLA at a national awards ceremony.

131 Sloane Street Shortlisted for NLA Award 2017

The New London Architecture Awards has this year shortlisted 160 projects across 15 categories, acknowledging amazing feats of architecture and development.

131 Sloane Street, the stunning retail space located near Sloane Square, has been shortlisted for an award in the retail category. 131 Sloane Street is one of four in the category and will be competing against: Bruce Grove Yard (Landolt + Brown), Deptford Market Yard (Pollard Thomas Edwards and Farrer Huxley Associates). The category is described as “exemplary new places for the exchange of goods and service”, a category where the project certainly belongs.

The project has only recently only been recognised for other awards including being shortlisted for a RIBA London Award.

Make sure to cast your vote by tweeting the following: “I vote for 131 Sloane Street, Sw1 by Stiff+ Trevilion Architects for Cadogan Estate as my People’s Choice #NLAwards17 @nlalondon”

The winner for the award will be announced on the 5th of July at the NLA Annual Lunch at the Guildhall.

The Curve Wins Thames Valley Property Award 2017

We are delighted to hear that The Curve has won a Thames Valley Property Award in the category of ‘Development of the Year’.

The Curve was one of four fantastic buildings to reach the finalists and amongst other great displays of architecture in the group, competing against: Imperial Way (Reading), Longwalk Road (Stockley Park) and the Thames Valley Science Park.

The category is for projects that display an ability to create an exciting new development, which exemplifies high industry standards. This category perfectly summarises The Curve and matches the goals for the building set by the ambitious Slough Urban Renewal team.

This is the second award in the space of a week for The Curve, having won an LABC award just last week. With a building as stunning as The Curve, we are sure this will not be the last time it is recognised for awards.

The Curve Wins LABC Award

Fantastic news this week that The Curve, the community hub located in the heart of Slough, has won an LABC award.

News emerged in March that The Curve had been nominated in the ‘Best in the Public Service Building category’, a category filled with amazing feats of architecture.

The Curve is a worthy winner, not only featuring fantastic facilities for the local community, including a library, performance venue and café, but also for its visually striking and modern look.

The local community has clearly taken well to their new library, receiving an estimated 38,000 weekly footfall, double that of the old library.

The striking and modern look of The Curve is achieved through a combination of curved curtain walling and brise soleil. Colorminium worked closely with the architects to design the complex yet sleek look that The Curve so excellently achieves.

Finally, congratulations to Bblur Architecture and Morgan Sindall for the award.


131 Sloane Street Shortlisted for RIBA London Awards 2017

News emerged this week that 131 Sloane Street has been shortlisted for a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London 2017 Award; an award highly respected in the construction industry.

127 – 135 Sloane Street was completed in January 2016 and is used as both offices and retail space. The building utilises a mixture of architectural systems and engineering to create the modern and visually striking image that is prominent in the region between Knightsbridge and Sloane Square.

Project Manager for the building, Josh Shimwell, stated: “Sloane Street is a fantastic building and I loved every minute of working on the project”. Josh continued to state: “The extensive use of different materials, perhaps most notably bronze, really helps to make the building standout in an area thriving with great architecture”.

“It is always great to hear a project you have worked on has been recognised at such a high level, everybody involved should be very proud of what they have achieved”.

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Stiff & Trevillion, and bringing their design to life”.

Colorminium have previous experience with the Royal institute of British Architects, with both Bonhams Auction House and JW3, to name a few, collecting multiple awards.

The Curve Nominated for LABC Award

Excellent news this past week that The Curve, the community library located in the heart of Slough, has been nominated for a prestigious architecture award.

The ‘Best Public Service Building’ category is surely one filled with amazing feats of architecture with The Curve right at home in the category as one of Slough’s flagship buildings.

The Curve is not only visually striking and eye-catching, but also a fantastic hub for learning and socialising with a café, garden area, performance hall and learning rooms.

On hearing of the nomination Kieran Mallinson (Business Development Director at Colorminium) stated: “We are both overjoyed and proud to hear that The Curve is being recognised for awards, it is a project close to our hearts and frankly one of our stand-out accomplishments”.

“The Curve is really making an impact in the community and surely only the beginning for the ambitious Slough Borough Council”.

The shortlisted buildings will be announced May 5th.

Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital wins Schueco Excellence Awards

The Schueco Excellence Awards, sponsored by RIBA J, hosted this year at The Leadenhall Building recognise and celebrate architects and specialist contractors alike that have developed innovative solutions with the use of Schueco Systems.

Colorminium entered projects in 2 categories – health and refurbishment projects.  The panel of judges consisted of Hugh Pearman, editor of RIBA Journal (chairman); Paul Monaghan, Director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris; Louise Cotter, Director of Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects; Jose Silva Hernandez-Gil, Associate of Duggan Morris Architects; Chris Macey, Group MD of Wintech Group and Steve Mudie, Director of alinea consulting.

The judges were looking for submissions that demonstrate how creativity, innovation and build-team collaboration have delivered exceptional product solutions that help to realise original design concepts.

With a varied selection and high level of entrant buildings entered from across the UK, Kieran Mallinson was very happy to accept not only the award for the healthcare category but also the Specialist Contractor of the Year Award with a commendation with the judges praising the ingenuity of Colorminium’s work.



Alphabeta wins RIBA London Award 2016

For 50  years the RIBA awards and prizes have celebrated the best architecture in the UK and around the world. After careful assessment by one of four regional juries, Alphabeta was selected as one of the 68 buildings shortlisted in the Capital.

On Tuesday evening at the Stirling Prize nominated University of Greenwich, The Royal Institute of British Architects announced Alphabeta winner of the London Awards 2016.

Colorminium’s involvement commenced once outline design had been completed by the architect Studio RHE and planning permission was received. Working with a European window system that had hardly been utilised within the UK, we were responsible for the surveying, design, manufacture and installation of over 500 high specification replacement windows and the full structural glass atrium package.

Bonhams and Jewish Community Centre (JW3) win Riba J Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation

The Schueco Excellence Awards sponsored by RIBA J recognise and celebrate architects and specialist contractors alike that have developed innovative solutions with the use of Schueco systems.  Colorminium entered projects in 3 categories – Education, Commercial and Specialist contractor which are judged by Hugh Pearman (editor of the RIBA Journal, architecture critic of the Sunday Times and an honorary fellow of the RIBA), Paul Monaghan (director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris), Joanna Bacon (managing partner of Allies and Morrison) and Jose Silva Hernandez-Gil (associate at Duggan Morris).

With a hugely varied selection of buildings put forward from across the UK, Ross Price and Kieran Mallinson were present as Colorminium swooped to victory to bag 1 of the 8 awards and also a commendation.  The Jewish Community Centre was voted as winner of the Education award with the judges praising the ‘calm and restrained nature of the building’.  Judging chair Hugh Pearman commented that ‘Given the huge security aspects, to achieve the level of elegance in a blast resistant façade is quite something’.

Architects Lifschutz Sandilands Davidson took the award in the Commercial sector for Bonhams Headquarters with Colorminium taking the Commendation for excellence in design and installation.  The judges were impressed with both the harmonious integration of the various buildings and the precise detailing.  ‘It’s an amazing transformation for Bonhams….a most elegant solution that is very crisply detailed’ said judge Jo Bacon.

Bonhams has subsequently been shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.