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Building conservation work wins a RICS Award

RCIS Award Winners

The regeneration of Leeds City College’s historic Printworks building, which saw G&H Building Services design and build all M&E works, has won a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award. Led by Sewell Construction, the restoration of Print Hall 1B won the Building Conservation category in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The Grand Final

The Grand Final takes place at the London Hilton Park Lane Hotel on October 14 where it will compete against winners from 11 other regions across England and Wales for a national RICS Award.

The work, in the Grade II listed former Alf Cooke Printworks, unlocked an unused facility for educational use while preserving the industrial character of the building.

Working closely with Sewell Construction, G&H Building Services managed an M&E installation of key elements including an underfloor heating system, air conditioning, gas fired boiler plant room, heat recovery ventilation systems, radiators and radiant panels and specialist, feature lighting.

Judges praised the scheme for its clever use of colour throughout the building and the retention of original details, creating a modern yet welcoming ambience.

For more details about our work in this project read our case study

“It is Sewell Construction’s second award win for this scheme in just three weeks having also won a Chartered Institute of Building title.

“Such industry recognition reflects the quality of the scheme and the work involved from all parties including G&H Building Services’ M&E.

“We provided services to reflect the historical splendour of the Print Hall and its rich history while bringing it back into use by creating a world class teaching environment that will allow students and staff to thrive.”

Paul Cuss
Senior Contracts Manager at G&H Building Services

“G&H can be incredibly proud of their contribution to what has turned out to be a double award winning scheme.

“They worked closely with our design team throughout this project and as our architect was extremely keen to retain as many of the existing features and to have exposed soffits throughout, G&H’s installation had to be carefully coordinated as everything was on show.”

Mark Dodgson
Project Manager at Sewell Construction

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