Projects completed by ISG in the South East have been officially recognised with a series of prestigious awards, including four accolades for the contractor’s £25.6 million New Marlowe Theatre scheme in Canterbury and a fifth for its London Gateway deep sea container port project.
Commissioned by Canterbury City Council, the New Marlowe Theatre saw ISG demolish the existing theatre building, whilst retaining the fly tower, to create a new five-storey theatre and performing arts facility with a 1,200 capacity auditorium. The scheme also incorporates a piazza and riverside café with terraced area and includes meeting and exhibition spaces.
The multi-functionality and community-based facilities it provides have helped it to win a Civic Trust Award, which recognises buildings that have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the community. The project was also given a coveted RIBA Download award for the South East Region in 2012, in recognition of the way the project responded to the challenges of the brief. These accolades add to the two ‘Culture Awards’ given to the scheme: the ‘East Kent People’s Award’ which recognises a schemes’ engagement with the local community, popularity across the region and success in attracting new audiences and the ‘Cultural Landscape Award’, which celebrates its positive impact to the environment, architecture or public space.
Among the other ISG projects that have recently become award winners is the London Gateway scheme, which has been recognised by the ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) with the organisation’s ‘Special Award for Contribution to London’s Economy’. ISG is responsible for delivering the project to create a new headquarters building for the development team behind the 1,000 acre, £1.5 billion London Gateway deep-sea container port, the UK’s first 21st century deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park.
ISG’s Ian Gifford, managing director – South East, commented: “These awards demonstrate ISG’s key involvement with extremely high calibre schemes that are enhancing the built environment, cultural landscape and economic prosperity of the region. We are extremely proud to have been part of the team responsible for delivering these important projects.”