Hot on the heels of the Everyman’s deserved victory last year, RIBA has revealed the shortlisted fifteen new regional projects in the running for next year’s Stirling Prize. Is there another made-in-Liverpool winner amongst them?

Carmody-Groarke_Maggies_Clatterbridge_interna_636“Having shortlisted from forty entries, over the coming weeks the RIBA judging panel will be visiting a range of high quality buildings right across the North West region,” says RIBA’s Marc Heuston. They range from the excellent (hurrah!) Constellations Bar – well done team, to a Waitrose supermarket in Chester. Worryingly, they also find room for Carbuncle Cup-winning Mann Island.

Must be something in the water.

16_image46As well as the prestigious Building of the Year Award, which was picked up last time by the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, the shortlist will also produce a Small Project of the Year Award for those projects costing less than £500,000. North West based practices Howard Miller Design, Pearson Architects and Snook Architects are vying for this prize alongside Carmody Groarke’s Maggie’s Centre at Clatterbridge (pic r).

Merseyside buildings in RIBA North West Awards shortlist:

12 Jordan Street Studios, Liverpool by Pearson Architects (pic above)
Constellations Bar, Liverpool by Howard Miller Design
GreenAcres Woodland Burial Parks, St Helens by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
House in Formby, Merseyside by shedkm
Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge, Wirral by Carmody Groarke
Mann Island, Liverpool by Broadway Malyan
St John Bosco Arts College, Liverpool by BDP (pic r)
Westmorland, Liverpool by Snook Architects

The winners will be announced at an evening event at Halle St Peters in Manchester on Thursday 16 April. Good luck everyone.

Main pic: Pete Carr

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