Chamber building award shortlist revealed

Simon Donohue

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has revealed the shortlist for this year's Building of the Year Award.

Judged by the Chamber's Property and Construction Committee, the final four buildings and developments are:

  • ITV's new Coronation Street production centre at Media City UK
  • The Air Traffic Control Tower at Manchester Airport
  • The Pavilion at Lancashire County Cricket Club
  • Number One Riverside, Rochdale

The winning building will be announced at the chamber's Property and Construction Annual Dinner at The Midland Hotel, Manchester, on Thursday 31 October.

Mike Gibson, chairman of the chamber's property and construction committee, said: "This competition celebrates the innovative buildings that are constructed in our region each year, and showcases the successful collaborations that take place between talented project teams in our industry and their clients.

"This year we invited nominations from everyone in our sector and, in spite of the difficult economic conditions the industry has faced, we received many worthy entries for new buildings from across Greater Manchester.

"The final four buildings each, in their own way, make a significant contribution to our city region in terms of construction and development.

"We'll be visiting each of the shortlisted buildings before making our decision and we look forward to this prestigious award being presented by Sir Howard Bernstein at our annual dinner on Thursday 31 October."

Last year's winner was The Space Youth Intervention Centre for 42nd Street in Manchester and previous winners have included Media City UK and the People's History Museum.

To book a place at the chamber's Property and Construction Sector's Annual Dinner, when this year's winner will be announced, visit

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