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22 Bishopsgate wins WAN Female Frontiers ‘Team of the Year’ Award

May 31, 2022

We are delighted to announce that the 22 Bishopsgate team has been selected as the winner of the WAN Female  awards ‘Team of the Year’. The award celebrates the contributions of female collaborators across the project, including Investors, Architects, City Planners, Artists, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Lawyers, Contractors and Statutory Bodies.

The design was led by PLP Founding Partner Karen Cook. Despina Katsikakis, Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Occupier Business Performance, advised on defining a focus on people’s health, wellbeing and productivity. AXA-IM, led by Anne Kavanagh, then Global Head of Asset Management, and the 50% female-led investor club, invested in 22 Bishopsgate, despite the Brexit referendum. The current CEO at AXA-IM, Isabelle Scemama, continues to support the development; AXA is one of multiple tenants.

From the PLP Architecture team, special thanks go to Amy Holtz, Angela Parrozzani, Ines Mateus and Mariangeles Fernandez. Amy, Director and Head of Sustainability, co-managed the architectural design, coordinated the multi-disciplinary team and served as the main liaison between the client and contractor. Angela brought clarity to complicated basements compiled from three pre-existing building foundations. Ines detailed the three-storey entrance hall that serves as the civic face of the building. Mariangeles led the development of the façade alongside PLP Partner and façade specialist, Rob Peebles. Mariangeles worked closely with Katharina Hausmann, project manager at Gartner, to realise the external skin of the building.

LRD’s Lydia Morrow managed stakeholder relationships, ensuring smooth delivery alongside AECOM’s Kallirroi Deligianni and Helen Smith, employer’s representatives who managed procurement, contract administration and client-monitoring teams.

During construction, exceptional female leadership guided Multiplex. Design manager Erin Kingston was a conduit between professional and construction teams. Janet Paul, Construction Manager, held everyone’s respect through her friendly and no-nonsense management of the site. 22 Bishopsgate was awarded Community Engagement Project of the Year thanks largely to Social Value Manager Amy Dawson’s dedication.