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.