The Whitworth, the Town Hall extension and MMU’s Student Union building are among fiveteen buildings in the North West shortlisted for this year’s RIBA awards.

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; from the extension and redevelopment of a much-loved art gallery in Manchester to the new Waitrose supermarket in Chester.

As 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.

The winners will be announced at an evening event at Halle St Peters in Manchester on Thursday 16 April 2015.

The full shortlist is as follows
12 Jordan Street Studios, Liverpool by Pearson Architects
All Souls, Bolton by OMI Architects
Constellations Bar, Liverpool by Howard Miller Design
GreenAcres Woodland Burial Parks, St Helens by Feilden Clegg
Bradley Studios
Highfield Humanities College, Blackpool by Feilden Clegg Bradley
House in Formby, Merseyside by shed km
Lancaster University Engineering Building, Lancaster by John McAslan
+ Partners
Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge, Wirral by Carmody Groarke
Manchester Metropolitan University Student Union, Manchester by
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Manchester Town Hall Extension, Manchester by SimpsonHaugh and
Mann Island, Liverpool by Broadway Malyan
St John Bosco Arts College, Liverpool by BDP
The Whitworth, Manchester by MUMA
Waitrose, Chester by Broadway Malyan
Westmorland, Liverpool by Snook Architects



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