Gloucester Services at the RICS Awards Grand Final

Earlier in the year, at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) South West Awards 2017, Gloucester Services won Project of the Year Award, Community Benefit Award and the Infrastructure Award.

Following the successful evening, we were automatically entered in to the RICS Awards Grand Final. The national awards took place at the end of October in front of over 300 guests at a black-tie ceremony in London. Over 95 regional winners competed against each other for the chance to be awarded the overall UK winner in their respective category. Sarah Dunning and Laurence King, Chairman and Vice Chairman at Westmorland Family, were delighted to accept a Highly Commended certificate in the Infrastructure Award 2017 category on the evening.

The awards topped off a fantastic year for Gloucester Services which has been recognised at multiple awards for architecture since opening in 2014. The 60,000 sq ft site was designed by Glenn Howells to create a peaceful retreat from motorway journeys.

Sarah Dunning explains, “We were looking to build a new motorway service area on a greenfield site and wanted to create something sleek and contemporary, but at the same time, crafted, with a strong presence of natural materials. Flanked by AONB (Area of Natural Beauty), it needed to look like it belonged there from the outside, with minimal landscape disruption. Glenn and his team had all the experience to do this and they created a building which our customers love and of which we feel very proud.”