Ashton Old BathsMaggie’s at the Christie Oldham Town HallOne New Bailey St – Salford​ and the King Street Townhouse have been selected on the final shortlist for this year.
The Committee, which consists of 18 professionals from a range of businesses in the property and construction sector, will be undertaking site visits over the next few weeks before making its final decision. The winning building will be announced at the Chamber’s Property and Construction Annual Dinner at The Hilton Deansgate in Manchester on 20th October.
Commenting on the shortlist, Steve Burne, chair of the Chamber’s Property and Construction Committee and managing director at AEW Architects, said:
“This year’s nominations once again highlight the quality of the projects being delivered across Greater Manchester and it was a difficult decision to choose only five finalists. We are delighted with the shortlist, which includes a mixture of exemplar conservation projects and high quality new builds from different parts of the region.
“The award is not only an accolade for the winner, but also recognises the collaboration of the project teams and is specifically an acknowledgement of the client bodies with the foresight to commission the projects. The Property and Construction Committee looks forward to visiting the finalists in September and deciding the winner.”
Last year’s winning building was The Whitworth which impressed judges by bringing a unique social interaction back to a very important piece of heritage. Judges felt that the architects and the gallery had worked together to create a beautiful space which could be enjoyed equally by serious art lovers, casual visitors or school children. Previous winners of the competition have included Number One Riverside in Rochdale and the People’s History Museum, Manchester.