Civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting is celebrating the news that a £12 million scheme the company worked on has been named Sheffield’s best new building by people living and working in the city.
Leopold Square – an upmarket complex of bars, restaurants, flats and a hotel – won the People’s Award at the Sheffield Design Awards, sponsored by Sheffield Civic Trust and RIBA Yorkshire.
The scheme involved renovating a number of Grade 2 Victorian buildings of historical interest to create what’s become a top leisure destination in Sheffield.
Nottingham-based BSP Consulting, which also has offices in Leicester, Derby and Sheffield, was civil and structural engineer for the project, which was developed by ASK and Gleeds, and designed by Axis Architecture.
“Leopold Square is a superb development and BSP Consulting is proud to have worked on the project to preserve and enhance such an important part of Sheffield’s history,” said BSP Consulting managing director David Sumner. “It’s an honour for the scheme to receive an award voted for by the public. We are delighted by the news.”
The award is the latest achieved for a scheme worked on by BSP Consulting. Other award-winning schemes include a medical centre, housing developments and a centre for the blind.
“As structural and civil engineers, we are often involved from the very early stages in a building’s life or redevelopment, and it’s exciting to hear when they go on to win awards some time later,” added David Sumner.
The Sheffield Design Awards ceremony was held at the Showroom Cinema in the city. There were hundreds of votes for the People’s Award.
BSP Consulting offers the complete range of consultancy services to the construction industry. Its offices are based at Oxford Street, Nottingham, Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester, and Solly Street, Sheffield.