Showcasing the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has announced South West College’ Erne Campus in Enniskillen as the recipient of the Public Sector Project award for Northern Ireland.

The Erne Campus is the world’s first educational, and currently the largest building in the world to have achieved a Passive House Premium rating. It is also the UK’s first building to achieve both Passive House Premium and BREEAM Outstanding accreditations and provides an international exemplar of the achievement of nearly Zero Energy Building for the Public Sector.

In their comments, the judging panel said of the campus;

‘This exceptional project has received accreditation for achieving high standards of excellence in terms of sustainability and design. The integrity of the building provides for future generations in terms of employment, developing skills locally for young people and an overall enhancement of the infrastructure in the region.’

Reflecting upon the award, South West College Interim Chief Executive and Principal, Leo Murphy added;

‘We are delighted to receive this award and it is yet another testament to the vision of the South West College team, the Erne Campus design and construction teams, and the Department for the Economy who brought this innovative project to life so successfully. The Erne Campus is regarded in the highest terms, considered as one of the most prestigious buildings in the world from a sustainability perspective and it will provide an unrivalled learning environment for future generations of students across the region.’

The Erne Campus will now join other winners from Northern Ireland to compete at the national Grand Final and winners will be announced at a gala event in London on 21 October 2022.

Erne Campus