Ion’s i9 development has won a regional Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK award.
The city centre office scheme won the best Commercial Development honour in the West Midlands, and will go forward to compete in the national finals in October.
Judges said: “This project showcased a great collaboration between public and private sectors, linking property and infrastructure, and delivered throughout a challenging period.”
Contractor GRAHAM constructed the forward-thinking six-storey Grade A office building, which also includes the potential for 5,600 sq ft of retail space. i9 is the HQ for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, alongside LGPS Central Limited and West Midlands Pension Fund.
Steve Parry, managing director, Ion said: ‘We are delighted by this achievement – i9 is not only the stellar result of the successful collaborative partnerships behind it, but also the first office building in the Black Country to be awarded WiredScore Gold in recognition of its digital connectivity and is BREEAM Excellent rated too.’
We are an urban regeneration specialists who develop cityscapes cleverly and sympathetically. As successful with heritage and listed buildings restorations as with new builds, we have the experience, knowledge and capacity to deliver large development schemes and sustain lasting successful partnerships.