Thame and Hampton-based architectural and design practice HollandGreen has been shortlisted in three separate sections for the renowned UK-wide National Building Awards 2019.
The awards – which are open to businesses in the building and construction sector – are designed to recognise outstanding professional achievements by architects, contractors, surveyors and consultants across a variety of residential and commercial projects. HollandGreen will contest three categories: Architectural Practice of the Year, Project of the Year (up to £10 million) and Community Engagement.
Although the company is just nine years old, founders Ben Holland and Stephen Green are renowned for championing a fresh approach to the architectural process, investing in enabling more efficient practices, promoting greater transparency and establishing a workplace that encouragescreativity while nurturing its professionals.
It’s a concept that they’re hoping will stand them in good stead for the ‘Architectural Practice of the Year’ award, having already delivered impressive benefits to the business. Since 2010, HollandGreen has blossomed from its humble home-office roots into a fully-fledged architectural practicethat supports a team of 22 and undertakes projects across London, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds and the Home Counties.
Ben and Stephen are also hoping that one of their most ambitious projects to date will catch the eye of the judges for ‘Project of the Year’.
The Riverside House is a pavilion-style new build that sits in an enviable spot on the banks of the River Thames close to a Grade II* listed manor house in leafy Sutton Courtenay. Created to provide a contemporary living space that makes the most of its glorious views, the house is a stunning success, featuring a flood-resistant design that has successfully marriedthe aspirations of the owner with the requirements of the local planning and conservation specialists.
HollandGreen partner Ben Holland says:
‘We’re delighted to find ourselves on the NBA shortlist in three separate categories. It’s such an achievement, considering we’re a young practice up against longer-standingcompetitors. But we are particularly proud of The Riverside House – and of the team at HollandGreen that enables us to tackle increasingly challenging projects with creativity and confidence.
‘‘Making the final cut in the Community Engagement category is particularly rewarding, as it showcases our work for Thame Cricket Club on a national scale which touches the lives of many different groups in the local community, myself included as someone who was born and raised in Thame’
The National Building Awards will be presented at a black-tie event scheduled to take place at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London on the 22nd May 2019.