On Friday 29th April, at a ceremony at the Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare, Gloucester Services was announced as a 2016 RIBA South West Award winner. The £45m project, situated in the Cotswold countryside, consists of four buildings, two main retail facilities and two petrol stations. The project embodies ideals of sustainability, putting its landscape and community at the heart of its offer and in so doing, creating a circular benefit. From a shortlist of 16, and 49 initial entries, Gloucester Services was 1 of 10 award-winning projects.
Chair of the jury Keith Brownie said: “Not since the glorious infancy of the British motorway network, when motorists would travel to the perceived sophistication of motorway services, has a new example of the type itself been worthy of the journey, if even the stop. This is a building that reinvents and reinvigorates the type.
“The jury found much to credit both architect and client, whose challenges to convention has set a new benchmark.”
Gloucester Services also won RIBA South West Client of the Year 2016 for Westmorland and RIBA South West Sustainability Award 2016, sponsored by Sika.
For more information about Gloucester Services please visit the project page, found here.
For more information about the awards and for the judge’s full statement please click here.