Oriam Award Winning Team

Castle Building Services Organisation (Castle Building Services), is delighted to announce it was part of the award-winning team who collected the prestigious ‘Project of the Year’ Award at this years recently held CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) Building Performance Awards.

The award was presented to Max Fordham and the team, made up of ourselves, Reiach and Hall architects, structural engineers Engenuiti and principal contractor Bowmer and Kirkland, for the design and construction of Oriam, Scotland’s National Sports Performance Centre located at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

The vision for Oriam, was to create a centre that would deliver high quality facilities for sportsmen and women whilst focusing on sustainability and minimal energy costs.

The success of the project is down to a truly collaborative approach backed by innovation in building services design and installation.

The judges commended the project for its use of natural lighting to minimise its energy consumption. The use of Soft Landings was also acknowledged by the judges.

According to Castle Building Services director, Simon Groom, they took on Max Fordham’s design intent and developed that into a detailed working design which the contractor then implemented, installed and commissioned.   He said:

“I am absolutely delighted that we were part of the team that delivered a project of such national importance, in the world of sport, as Oriam. The work we undertook on this project is a great example of our ability to successfully adopt a ‘design intent’ and transform it into a compliant working solution.  To have that work further recognised with a national accolade from CIBSE is fantastic.”

Adding further comment Max Fordham’s senior partner, Mark Plamer made special mention of working with an enlightened client saying, ‘they were fully committee d to the Soft Landings process, working closely with us throughout to achieve the highest quality sporting environments for the lowest possible energy consumption.’

The awards took place in the Great Room, Grosvenor Hotel, London