Westmorland, our client for Gloucester Services, has been announced as the winner of the 2016 RIBA Client of the Year award. The annual award, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust, recognises the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.
RIBA Client of the Year judge Tom Bloxham said: “The best buildings result from successful partnerships of highly ambitious clients working with equally demanding architects. With Gloucester Services, Westmorland have not only commissioned a brilliant service station – a type of site not necessarily known for its architectural qualities – but they have contributed much more, creating a successful business model that has its local community at its heart. I am delighted that Westmorland have been recognised with the RIBA’s Client of the Year award for their incredible achievement.”
Glenn Howell, Director, Glenn Howells Architects said “Westmorland have been an exceptional client to work with. They were passionate about quality and clear about what they wanted from the outset. They also invested a huge amount of time and energy with the entire team to develop ideas and the design through to the finest detail. It is this commitment that has generated a landmark project that has redefined the motorway services typography.”