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Cass building design recognised at London Planning Awards

Bunhill Row campus commended for its quality

Thursday, 8 April, 2010

Cass Business School's building on Bunhill Row has received a commendation in the category of Best Built Project Five Years On at the annual London Planning Awards.  Now in their sixth year, the London Planning Awards, jointly run by the Mayor of London, London First, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and London Councils, celebrate those projects and the people who work on them that contribute to the further development of London as a leading world city.

The category in which Cass was recognised was open to developments completed between 1991 and 2004 and the judges were looking for projects that have stood the test of time by:

 Providing a good environment with appropriate maintenance
 Being in full use
 Maintaining a good standard of appearance
 Having acted as a catalyst for local development/regeneration

The Cass building narrowly lost out winning the main prize to the Swiss Re headquarters, more commonly known as The Gherkin.

The commendation was presented to Kevin Gibbons, Director of Property and Facilities, by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, at a special awards ceremony at City Hall on Monday 29 March, 2010.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said of the awards: Once again the London Planning Awards have attracted strong entries that really do improve the quality of life of Londoners. It's particularly important during these tough times for the economy that we press on with developing our city so that the capital emerges from the downturn stronger and more competitive. Our planners and designers have an important role to play in ensuring we produce functional projects that also fire the imagination.

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