Congratulations are coming thick and fast for Hope Street’s new Everyman. This time, it’s the architect’s turn to take a curtain call, as the building makes the shortlist for the RIBA Regional Awards, together with the sublime new Liverpool Central Library and the Nordic-inspired Enterprise South Liverpool Academy (pic).
In all, 12 buildings in the North West have been shortlisted for RIBA Regional (Royal Institute of British Architects) Awards in 2014, from a total of 33 buildings entered in the region.
The North West buildings that have been shortlisted are (in alphabetical order):
1. Carmelite Monastery, Liverpool by Austin-Smith:Lord LLP (pic)
2. Egerton Road North, Manchester by Ollier Smurthwaite Architects
3. Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, Liverpool by BDP
4. Everyman Theatre, Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins
5. Highfield Humanities College, Blackpool by Feilden Clegg Bradley
6. Lancaster Cohousing Project, Lancaster by Eco Arc Ltd
7. Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool by Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
8. Manchester School of Art, Manchester by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
9. Number One Riverside, Rochdale by FaulknerBrowns Architects
10. Trafford Town Hall, Trafford by 5plus Architects (pic)
11. Triptych, Manchester by Blee Halligan Architects
12. University of Cumbria, Ambleside by John McAslan + Partners
“Once again the North West region has produced an incredibly strong and varied shortlist
of buildings and practices,” says Andrew Ruffler, Regional Director of RIBA North West.
It really is a good year – and any of the shortlisted builds would be a worthy winner. But our each way bets are on our Library and Everyman.
“The Nort West had the highest amount of projects of value £20m plus,” Ruffler says. “The most outside of London, so it is encouraging that regional practices and smaller schemes have also been recognised by the jury.”
All shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury with the winners of an RIBA
Regional Award announced on the evening of Thursday 17 April from 7pm at Oh Me Oh My.