Allies & Morrison has won an architectural competition run by RIBA for a Peel commission to design a new hotel for Worsley New Hall in Salford.
The London-based studio beat finalists Edward Cullinan Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley, Henning Larsen Architects, Hopkins and Ian Simpson Architects and were selected unanimously by the panel of judges.
Bob Allies, Partner at Allies & Morrison commented: "Allies and Morrison are really delighted to have been selected for this project, an ambitious building on a very important site, an opportunity to integrate a modern hotel into the surviving fragments of a significant Victorian landscape."
Peter Nears, strategic planning director of Peel, said: "I would like to thank the RIBA and David Morley, their architectural adviser, for running an excellent competition, which has delivered a worthy winner in Allies & Morrison. We look forward to working with them to produce an exceptional hotel building for the site of the former Worsley New Hall. We were impressed with the quality of all the shortlisted schemes, their respect for the setting and the manner in which they complemented the landscape features of the location and thank all the architectural practices for taking part."
David Morley, RIBA Architectural Adviser, said: "This was a closely fought competition for a potentially amazing hotel on the site of the former Worsley New Hall. The setting embraces a formerly grand, but now derelict, Victorian garden on south facing steeply terraced slopes looking across a lake and the site for a future championship golf course straddling the Bridgewater Canal. There were some fantastic features in all six of the schemes presented but in the end the jury agreed unanimously that Allies & Morrison had made the most of the garden setting and struck a unique balance between an efficient hotel layout and the intimate feel of a luxurious country house."