Janus Architecture receives Commendation Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology from the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

On Friday 25th September 2015 Janus Architecture was awarded ‘Commended Project’ in the Awards for Excellence in Architectural Technology by CIAT.

The award was presented at the 50th Anniversary Celebratory Luncheon and Awards presentation at The Savoy Hotel which was attended by the Janus management team.

The Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology is the premier built environment accolade which recognises outstanding achievement in the practice of Architectural Technology. Projects are required to demonstrated Architectural Technology excellence in terms of:

  • functionality
  • buildability
  • performance
  • innovation
  • sustainability
  • inclusive design

Judges Comments;

A superb example of the client and design team collaborating to ensure that a public transportation facility deserves to be at the forefront of Architectural Technology. The project brief was to create a state of the art facility, built to accommodate a fleet of 450 buses and 1,200 employees on a single campus. In doing so, the project team has delivered the most advanced bus depot in the UK within budget and on time.

The construction of the building is an example of simple but quality construction, detailed and designed around the bus trafficking manoeuvres and maintenance functions. Innovative features such as rainwater harvesting for chassis and bus washes has been forecast up to 2.2 million litres of water per year. In addition, the installation of solar PV panels on the roofs of the buildings in the depot is expected to generate in excess of 175,000 Kilowatts of electricity per hour per year.

Follow the link for further information on the Caledonia Depot.

For further information on the award please visit the CIAT Awards website.