October 2020

Sunderland ‘healthy office' wins BCO Commercial Workplace award

The Beam, the first development on Sunderland’s former Vaux Brewery site, has been announced as the winner of the Commercial Workplace category in the British Council of Offices Awards.

The judges said "With the highest health and sustainability credentials, and acting as a catalyst for wider investment, this remarkable building has reset expectations for Sunderland."

The Beam is a speculative office designed by FCBStudios to be an appealing and healthy workplace, that is part of the local context. Owned by Sunderland City Council, the building has low embodied and operational energy demands and sets a high standard of workplace accommodation for the site.