Historic Building Restoration Project on Awards Short List

Derby College's restored Roundhouse building has been short-listed for this year's Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award.

Derbyshire, United Kingdom, August 14, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The 48m pounds Sterling project was carried out by Derby College and saved the former Derby Loco Works building from dereliction.

The philosophy of this restoration was ‘honest repair’. Inappropriate work has been carefully peeled away, and where buildings had been amended for a new purpose, those changes were made part of the story. New insertions, where required, matched the spirit of the original engineers and were not disguised.

It is one of 22 projects which are up for the award and the winner will be announced on October 13 at the British Construction Industry Awards dinner.

Other contenders include a new visitor centre at the summit of Snowdon, renovation at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and two renovated bridges – Forth Road Bridge and Runcorn's Silver Jubilee Bridge.

The award is sponsored by the Office of Government Commerce and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and recognises efficient organisation and excellent design.

Derby College
Sarah Jenkin-Jones
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Derby College Marketing