Arup score two Project of the Year awards for Burrell Collection revamp
Built environment consultancy Arup recently won two notable awards for the £68 million revitalisation project of The Burrell Collection museum in Glasgow.
Arup provided services in façade engineering and design, building retrofit, as well as circular economy.
At the 2022 British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), the most prestigious awards in the UK construction industry, Arup won Cultural and Leisure Project of the Year. Additionally, at the 2022 Façade Design and Engineering Awards, celebrating achievement and excellence in façade engineering, Arup won Project of the Year in the Refurbishment category.
The project is the most comprehensive renovation of the Category-A listed museum since its opening in 1983.
Adopting a fabric first approach, Arup has improved the building’s energy performance achieving BREEAM Excellent and delivered significant carbon savings by meticulously considering all aspects of the design and reconstruction of the building envelope from the outset.
Graeme DeBrincat, associate at Arup, said: “We are exceptionally grateful for winning these awards, which celebrate the teamwork that has created the wonderfully renewed museum at The Burrell Collection in Glasgow. The circular economy approaches we took is just the tip of the enormous potential to reuse and recover materials from our existing building stock. The future of the construction industry depends on these exciting initiatives.”