News / Awards 05.12.22

BALI Awards 2022: Maylim Scoop the Grand Award for Exchange Square

Grand Award - BALI National Landscape Awards 2022

Maylim is celebrating taking home the prestigious Grand Award at the BALI National Landscape Awards 2022. Exchange Square was first announced as the Principal Award winner in the Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) – Over £500K category. The scheme then went on to win the prestigious Grand Award at the end of the ceremony. This is the second Grand Award for Maylim, after winning back in 2017 for One Tower Bridge.

The annual National Landscape Awards, held at the iconic JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London, celebrates the skills, hard work, quality, commitment, and successes of Association members. They are the most significant awards of their kind in Europe.

The Grand Award-winning project, Exchange Square, sits at the heart of Broadgate, London’s largest pedestrianised neighbourhood. British Land appointed Maylim as Principal Contractor, delivering the scheme as part of DSDHA’s Broadgate Public Realm Framework plan. Suspended above the tracks of Liverpool Street Station, Exchange Square spans 5,000m2. The new landscape is a unique public park with trees, generously planted borders and four times more green space.

This year’s National Landscape Awards’ Judges, led by experienced Chair John Melmoe, jointly commented that; “This scheme is not only an exemplar of public realm landscaping excellence, fully deserving of the Grand Award, but also a lesson in finding and pursuing alternative solutions to the challenges faced by contractors who are replacing existing hard landscapes.”

Chair of the Judging Panel John Melmoe concluded: “The repurposing and reusing of existing materials on this project has reduced the environmental impact and financial costs of the new scheme and must surely be a sustainable way forward for future public realm projects.”

Exchange Square is a placemaking success story only possible through teamwork and the desire to achieve a shared vision. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the successful delivery of this Grand Award-winning scheme!

Find out more about the awards here.