PZ Cussons Wins Inaugural ESG Category at the BCO Northern Awards 2023

PZ Cussons Wins Inaugural ESG Category at the BCO Northern Awards 2023

Last week the North’s most outstanding workplaces were announced at the prestigious British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards and we are delighted to share that the project we delivered for PZ Cussons won the inaugural ESG category. This award recognises a project that will have a game changing influence on the environment, social, governance or sustainable outcomes in the commercial building sector.

PZ Cussons Global HQ at Manchester Business Park was completed in just 12 months from first meeting to handover and the immersive brand-led workspace demonstrates how complex user engagement can be translated into a creative, future-proofed design. We are proud to have worked with a stellar team to realise this scheme in a way that is respectful to the external envelope of the building, the ongoing operations of a global business, the environment, and the budget.

Employee wellbeing was at the heart of the project, with the new destination office designed to encourage staff to come together. It features areas that give individuals complete control over their workspace, pioneering hybrid video conferencing capabilities for connectivity with global partners and a state-of-the-art fitness centre to ensure PZC’s team stay strong in body and mind.

The professional team’s circular approach focussed on retaining, repurposing, local sourcing and donating materials for second life. Sustainability was a key factor for the management team and as a result the design concept allowed for the re-purposing of as much of the original fit out as possible.

Held on 27 April at Manchester’s Kimpton Clocktower, the BCO’s annual Northern Awards recognise projects that demonstrate best practice in office design, fit-out, operation and sustainability, setting the standard for excellence across the sector. The PZC project will now go forward to the National BCO Awards which take place in October.