Regional accolade for new air ambulance HQ

Helimed House named best project in East Anglia thanks to sustainable design and collaborative approach

The new headquarters building for the East Anglian Air Ambulance has won Project of the Year at the CIBSE East Anglia Region Awards.

Helimed House was entered for the award by the project’s M&E consultant, Johns Slater and Haward, a building services consultancy in Ipswich.

The judges described it as an excellent example of sustainable design, producing a great working environment, with attention paid to ventilation and thermal comfort. This was achieved through a truly collaborative approach, including the client, design team and manufacturers, they added.

Matthew Jones, East Anglian Air Ambulance CEO, said: ‘There was excellent collaboration by the project team, which means we can now offer current and future employees a healthy, comfortable working environment – essential for attracting and retaining excellent people.’

Joshua Willis was named Young Engineer of the Year, impressing the judges with details of how he set up his company, JLB Electrical, during the pandemic to serve a real need in his local community.

The judges said Joshua is a credit to the industry, and a great example of how a focus on customer service and attention to detail really pays off.

The awards ceremony took place in October, at the University Arms Hotel in Cambridge, and 180 guests attended.

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