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RIBA Regional Awards announced

Weston Street, White Collar Factory, Upper Richmond Road and Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre have all won 2018 RIBA Regional Awards, announced this week in London and Liverpool.

Judges described Upper Richmond Road as ‘a fine example of how to create a place that responds to its city context, brings life to the street, offers commercial activity where suitable and creates a place to live at density that is delightful,’ and White Collar Factory as ‘an exemplary development full of quality materials, finishes, details and playfulness; alongside public and community spirited generosity, innovation and experimentation’. Weston Street, meanwhile, was praised for its ‘exquisitely crafted modern homes’ and ‘tactile choice of materials coupled with beautiful interior detailing.’ Choosing Liverpool’s Royal Court as one of its regional winners, RIBA North West judges noted AHMM’s ‘sustained and intelligent commitment to the project’; and in recognition of the ‘astute conservation, in keeping with the spirit of the building... achieved on a low budget’ they also gave the project the region’s Conservation Award.

A Regional Award recognises a building’s regional importance as a piece of architecture, and winners are considered for RIBA National Awards, announced in June. Find out more about this year’s regional winners here.




On site in Salford

Work has begun on site at 2 New Bailey Square in Salford. The new 11-storey office building is part of the English Cities Fund regeneration of over 50 acres of Salford’s civic and historic centre. When complete 2 New Bailey will offer 17,300 square metres of office space within an elegantly fabricated, externally exposed steel structure. The building is scheduled to be completed by June 2020. 




AJ100 Awards shortlist

 AHMM has been shortlisted for the AJ100 Practice of the Year as part of the Architects’ Journal’s annual AJ100 survey and ranking. White Collar Factory has also been shortlisted for Building of the Year, while the practice’s four founding directors have been nominated for the Contribution to the Profession Award. Winners will be announced at the AJ100 dinner on 13 June. 



University of Amsterdam wins RIBA Award for International Excellence


University of Amsterdam wins RIBA Award for International Excellence

AHMM’s redevelopment of the University of Amsterdam’s Roeterseiland Campus has been given an RIBA Award for International Excellence, one of just 20 new buildings in 16 countries around the world to have been recognised with the award this year.

With the recent completion of its second phase, the Roeterseiland Campus is now home to the Amsterdam Law School and the University’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, its original 1960s buildings having been completely transformed and set within a new and revitalised public realm focused on its canalside location. The award judges praised the scheme’s ‘purpose and conviction... both bold and at times restrained’ and noted that the reinvention of the campus into ‘a fully functional university for the 21st century, over 11 years, two construction phases, over three connected buildings, with five generations of client representation – is a huge achievement.’

Winners of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence have been chosen from the RIBA International List of the world’s best new buildings. Find out more about the RIBA’s international awards here



Westbury housing granted planning


Westbury housing granted planning

Planning consent has been granted by Wiltshire Council for a new development of 56 new homes to be built on the site of the former Westbury Hospital, which closed in 2012. Located less than a mile from the centre of Westbury, the development will include a range of housing types from two- to four-bedroom homes, arranged around communal open green spaces. Hedgerows and trees are to be widely retained, with additional trees and vegetation planted. Westbury is AHMM’s second project for developer Backhouse, following the Castle Cary scheme in Somerset which recently started on site.