“Visually Striking” Building nominated for prestigious awards
Plymouth’s stunning £7million tech hub has been shortlisted for three major architecture awards.
Our brand new builing ‘One Research Way’ forms an eye catching entrance to the park. It has been nominated for the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) awards and is up for two categories in the prestigious Mitchelmores Awards: Commercial Project of the Year and Building of the Year. The building is also shortlisted for the Building Plymouth honour in The Herald Business Awards.
The three-storey block only opened at the start of 2017 but already has tenants with fast growing marketing technology company Iotec having claimed the entire top floor.
And educational website business The Key has moved about 40 staff into a large open plan office taking up about 60 per cent of level one.
“Plymouth Science Park is delighted to be shortlisted in two categories for these prestigious (Mitchelmores) awards. We were absolutely clear from the outset on what the look and feel of One Research Way should be and we are more than satisfied with the results. As well as its visually striking looks and architectural features, its internal functionality and flexible working space was very attractive to businesses. Supported by the best ICT infrastructure in the region and a full range of on-site services, One Research Way has become the go-to place for aspiring tech and science businesses.” – Christian Jenkins, director of operations at Plymouth Science Park
One Research Way has 20,000 sqft of office space, and mixes open-plan offices with break-out areas to encourage more collaboration.
It was built by BAM Construction, from a design by Royal William Yard-based architects HLM. It is clad with zinc-coloured aluminium, features exterior wall glass “pop outs”, which have space for people to sit in.
Winners of the Herald Awards will be announced at a glitz and glamour ceremony at Plymouth Pavilions on April 20
The RICS Awards winners will be revealed at a ceremony in Bristol on May 11
Mitchelmores Awards will take place on June 15 in Exeter.