Maggie’s Oldham heads regional RIBA winners

Six buildings have been recognised for their architectural excellence by RIBA North West, with dRMM’s cancer care project at Royal Oldham Hospital taking the North West Building of the Year prize.

The RIBA Regional Awards were announced at One Fine Day in Liverpool last night, following visits by the judging panel to nine shortlisted buildings in April.

Maggie’s Oldham taking the Building of the Year means that the top award has now gone to a Maggie’s centre twice in a row, following the success of the Robert Parfett Building in Manchester by Foster + Partners in 2017.

RIBA North West jury chairman Adam Khan said: “The award winners all display quality and innovation, and from their wide variety a couple of themes emerge – an innovative adaptation to new conditions and constraints and a significant consideration of wider public realm.”

Andrew Ruffler, RIBA North West regional director, said: “Once again we have identified a high quality shortlist in the region, and all of the shortlisted practices should be commended.

“From a North West perspective, we are delighted to see a home-grown small practice in Architectural Emporium win awards for its work in Salford for Walk the Plank, and we hope that this is a trend which continues in future years, with up and coming practices recognised for their high quality work right across the region.”


101 Embankment, Salford by Flanagan Lawrence

101 Embankment, Gree

Photography by Allan Crow

Liverpool’s Royal Court, Liverpool by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Liverpool's Royal Co

Photography by Rob Parrish

Maggie’s Oldham, Oldham by dRMM Architects

Maggie's Oldham

Photography by Alex de Rijke

Storyhouse, Chester by Bennetts Associates

Chester Theatre

Photography by Peter Cook

Timekeepers Square, Salford by Buttress

Timekeepers Square 2160 Daniel Hopkinson PRESSIMAGE 4

Photography by Daniel Hopkinson

Walk the Plank, Salford by Architectural Emporium

Walk The Plank

Photography by Simon Buckley

In addition to the six RIBA Regional Awards, projects were eligible to win one or more RIBA Regional Special Awards. The winners are:

Building of the Year Award sponsored by Artifice Press: Maggie’s Oldham
Client of the Year Award sponsored by Tobermore: Walk the Plank
Project Architect of the Year Award sponsored by Taylor Maxwell: Jasmin Sohi (for Maggie’s Oldham)

Emerging Practice of the Year Award: Architectural Emporium (for Walk the Plank)

Conservation Award: Liverpool’s Royal Court

Sustainability Award sponsored by Geberit: Maggie’s Oldham.

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