Miller Construction has picked up the award for ‘Best Commercial Workplace’ for IQ building at Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen, at the British Council for Offices (BCO) Scottish Regional awards. IQ was built for Hazledene and designed by Richard Murphy Architects.
The BCO awards define excellence in office space, providing public recognition for quality design, functionality and innovation. Its mission is to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector.
Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said: “We are delighted to have collected this accolade. This level of recognition is a great reflection of the quality office accommodation we delivered at Justice Mill Lane. BCO awards are judged by our industry peers, reinforcing the credibility attached to this accolade.
“We have a proven track record in the delivery of award winning office accommodation and this award reiterates our commitment and ability to consistently deliver workplaces fit for the 21st century.”
The £45 million, 120,000 sq ft, IQ building is a contemporary open plan office space, spread over six levels. The ground floor entrance opens into a full height atrium space with a number of upper floors opening out onto external balconies.
Regional Judging Chairman, John Shepherd, Managing Director at Whiteburn Holdings said: "The judging criteria for the BCO Awards take into account a number of different factors, including economically efficient and sustainable construction, architectural flair, and effectiveness and performance as a workplace. Once again, there has been a very high standard of entries from developers and owner occupiers that have delivered some fantastic new workspaces."
The IQ building will now go forward to the National BCO awards, where it will compete to win the ultimate accolade, the ‘Best of the Best’ award.