The Scott Brownrigg-designed headquarters for the international not-for-profit organisation, CABI, has been shortlisted for the OxPropFest 2021 Awards. It joins the shortlist for Most innovative and Sustainable Initiative of the Year and Best Interior Space.
Oxford Property Festival Awards showcase Oxfordshire’s finest new quality buildings. The awards are run each year by UK Property Forums
CABI apply scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Scott Brownrigg worked alongside Project Managers and Lead Consultant Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge) to complete the low energy design that offers a two-storey office space and successfully integrates an experimental bio-diverse landscape with a new collaborative flexible working environment.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the building responds to its surroundings with a living roof, which will attract insects and birds and enhance biodiversity. Inside, it hosts up to 180 members of staff, who are provided with a range of amenities including a café restaurant, meeting rooms and conference room / auditorium.
At the heart of this project is CABI’s commitment to protecting the environment. The design is highly energy efficient with detailed strategies for materials, orientation and structures. The design includes a careful selection of materials for the building fabric, which reduce the energy consumption to achieve low carbon use in operation.
Winners will be announced at the Dinner and Awards Ceremony which will be held on Thursday 9 September 2021. More details here.