The New Visitor Cenre called "Himalaya" won the award because it incorporates a number of sustainable technologies and eco-friendly features, many of which are not yet widely used. Two boreholes were dug to facilitate the use of ground source heating/colling, and an intelligent building management system monitors energy consumption and allows for efficiency to be maximised.
"Himalaya" provides a sustainable world class building - and one that is a major contributor to a sustainable economy for Leicestershire.
Main Contractor, Kier Marriott, were presented with the award at the ProCon Leicestershire 2010 Awards Ceremony at The Walkers Stadium on Thursday 11th November. Briggs & Forrester Special Project Ltd was responsible for the Mechanical and Electrical works. Operations Director, Tim Noble who attended the event, said: "Briggs & Forrester are proud to be part of the project team that were involved in such a prestigious award".