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Contents Design is shortlisted for an SBID International Design Award 2021

The SBID International Design Awards finalists for 2021 have been revealed, boasting an impressive shortlist of award-worthy entries across Interior Design, Product Design and Fit-Out. Contents Design is pleased to announce that it is among the impressive global design talent to have become a finalist in this year’s SBID International Design Awards for its entry, Durham University MSCS Building in the Public Space Design category.

The Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science faculties of Durham University are coming together to share this innovative new building on their campus in the historical city of Durham.

This new state of the art facility provides a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, an enterprise hub, café, event space, specialist labs, PHD offices, Professors offices, computer rooms, an internal street with breakout and social spaces.

The building is designed to promote collaboration across the subjects whilst creating dedicated space for individual research and contemplation.

The seamless interface of new technologies with flexible interior spaces provide innovative teaching and learning spaces.

This new state of the art facility provides a new chapter in the way that Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science work together and creates an exciting future for them both. The building allows anyone, regardless of ability, great access to one of the most innovative facilities for Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science.

Considered one of the most prestigious accolades in the interior design industry, success in the GOLD-standard Awards programme demonstrates the highest level of design excellence across the commercial and residential sectors. From the design scheme, materials used and products specified through to the final fit-out installation, the SBID Awards champion design standards across the supply chain in the design, procurement and execution of outstanding interiors.

Each finalist has been evaluated by industry-leading experts for functionality, technical merit, creative delivery and ability to inspire; highlighting the value that expert interior design and specialist craftmanship can bring to businesses, homes and society as a whole.

Nigel Scorer, director of Contents Design said, “We are delighted to be finalists along side some fantastic international projects and winning this award would be the perfect recognition for a design team which worked incredibly hard during the most challenging of times. This building is a true celebration of collaboration and brings people together from across the globe in a world class environment with innovation and technology at its heart.”

To complete the final stage of the judging process, the public are now invited to vote for their favourite projects at

Accounting for an influential 30% of the results, the ultimate end-users of design have the final say in which entries go on to receive a prestigious SBID Award. To show your support for Contents Design and cast your votes for their shortlisted entry, click here.

The public vote will close on Friday, September 10 at 5pm (BST).

Culminating with a captivating ceremony in London’s latest luxury lifestyle destination, the winning entries will be announced and awarded with a bespoke crystal trophy designed exclusively by Sans Souci Glass Deco at the Nobu Hotel Portman Square on Friday 22 October 2021.

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Photo by Kristen McCluskie Photography

Architecture by Ryder and GSS