British Council for Offices honours the HALO

The HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre has been recognised as Scotland’s best Corporate Workplace at the annual British Council for Offices’ (BCO) Regional Awards.

The Scottish Awards Lunch returned in-person to the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, recognising the highest quality developments in Scotland and setting the standard for excellence in the office sector.

Widely regarded as one of the best property networking events in the country, the BCO Scotland Awards Lunch was hosted by the inspiring Corinne Hutton, founder of charity Finding Your Feet.

The British Council for Offices (BCO) is the UK’s leading member organisation representing the interests of all those who occupy, design, build, own or manage offices in the UK. Since its inception in 1990, the BCO has provided thought leadership and best practice in all issues related to the creation and use of office space – through its research, awards, conference and events programmes.

When awarding the HALO Enterprise & Innovation Centre Best Corporate Workplace, the judges were particularly impressed by the HALO’s contribution to the successful regeneration of the local area and the inspiring environment in which to work and learn. The judges also commented that it has become a focal point for the community – with its design quality and clever use of lighting, it truly acts as an eye-catching beacon to its surroundings in hours of darkness.

Marie Macklin CBE, Founder and Executive Chair of the HALO, said:

“To win this award is a huge honour for the HALO and I’m really pleased that the BCO has recognised our contribution to the successful regeneration of Kilmarnock.”

“A huge thank you to everyone who has helped the HALO turn my dream into a reality. The HALO is 13 years in the making and without the support of my incredible team it just wouldn’t be possible to deliver this amazing sustainable building that is driving a new economy for Ayrshire and Scotland.”

Scottish winners will now compete with those from other regions at the BCO National Awards in October 2022.

For more information on the awards and applications, visit the BCO website: