The Enterprise Centre, a leading business hub at the University of East Anglia on Norwich Research Park, has been recognised for its continued contribution to the design of top quality environmentally sustainable work space and office provision by securing the ‘Test of Time’ award from the highly regarded British Council for Offices. Amongst very stiff competition, The Enterprise Centre was presented the award at a glittering ceremony on the evening of 4th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in London.
Established in 1990, The British Council for Offices researches, develops and communicates best practice in all aspects of the office sector. Their annual awards ceremony is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious events in the corporate real estate calendar. On making the award to The Enterprise Centre, the British Council for Offices judges said ‘The Enterprise Centre is a celebration of sustainability, nature, innovation and collaboration. This landmark project has changed the way the industry thinks about sustainable construction. It is a building that Norfolk and the UK can be truly proud of.’
The ‘Test of Time’ award is the 5th for The Enterprise Centre from the British Council for Offices, with 2 regional and 2 national awards bestowed in 2016, soon after the building opened. Those awards included the highly sought-after, ‘Best of the Best’, attesting that offices and dedicated desks at The Enterprise Centre were arguably the best place to locate your business in the UK in that year!
Angela Macdonald, Commercial Officer for The Enterprise Centre said; ‘We’re absolutely thrilled to be awarded the ‘Test of Time’ accolade by The British Council for Offices. Seven years on from our opening, it’s heart-warming to know our offer is every bit as impressive now as it was when we launched. Of all of the awards the building has received it’s The British Council for Offices that the team is the most proud of. We take great pride in the quality and high standards that we offer to the local business community, students and academics and we are delighted to have these recognised at a national level.’
The Enterprise Centre, one of the most sustainable buildings in the UK, offers top quality and inspirational work space to local businesses alongside UEA Student Enterprise and Innovation Teams. Alongside the community of over 170 companies, meeting and event space is available for public hire. Much applauded since it opened in 2015, this latest success brings the number of awards won by the innovative building up to an impressive 32.
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