The 2017 winner of the British Precast Creativity in Concrete Award is ACME. ACME, acronym for ‘A Company Making Everything’, was established in London ten years ago, and has since expanded internationally. Working in the fields of urban planning, contemporary architecture and interior design, the practice works with private, corporate and public clients.
Aiming to create outstanding and inspiring work, ACME has worked on numerous projects including Victoria Gate, Leeds, Southampton Westquay, Eastland Melbourne, Bishopsgate Goodsyard London, Folkestone Harbour, Swansea Central, Birmingham Smithfield and the Corniche in Doha, Qatar.
On the first of these – Victoria Gate, Leeds – ACME has used concrete in a range of ways to deliver their ambitions. Particularly noteworthy is the range of precast architectural finishes. The project has received extensive recognition, with an impressive 10 accolades to its name. These include the 2017 RIBA National Award and MIPIM Award for the Global Best Shopping Centre 2017. The project is fulfilling the ambitions set out back in 2011: a development to reinvigorate the area and improve residential, leisure, hotel and residential facilities.
British Precast is delighted to present ACME with the 2017 Creativity in Concrete Award, in recognition of its inspiring and innovative architectural concrete design work.