Notts architects scoop national award for flagship research centre

The team behind LABC award winning AIRC at Cranfield University LR

CPMG Architects’ multi-award-winning project – the Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC) at Cranfield University – has scooped another award at the LABC Grand Finals.

The design team was recognised in the Best Large Commercial Project award category for its work in delivering the £35m centre which successfully supports the building’s commercial purpose and is sensitive to the local environment.

This recognition comes after the project team for CPMG picked up a regional RICS Design Through Innovation Award for the scheme.

Nick Gregory, director for CPMG said: “Cranfield University’s Aerospace Integration Research Centre is a flagship scheme that we are incredibly proud of. The AIRC has had a positive impact on the future of aircraft design and we are delighted to have been a part of the team that has made this scheme so successful.”

Tracy Flynn, development manager at Cranfield University said: “We have enjoyed working with CPMG in developing this unique building and giving it such personality. I, the faculty and the students now have a building which we are proud to say has shaped aerospace research and training.”

Nick added: “The success of the AIRC Centre has led to us working further with Cranfield University as they make plans to expand their estate with a new Agri-informatics building and a Water Sciences building.”

The project team for AIRC was RG Carter, main contractor, Couch Perry Wilkes, mechanical and electrical consultants, Stewart Morris Partnership, structural engineers, Currie & Brown, project managers and Gardiner & Theobald, quantity surveyors.