Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has announced the shortlist of seven projects competing for its 2017 Building of the Year Award.
The shortlist is:
- Bright Building, developed by Manchester Science Partnerships, designed by BDP, built by Marcus Worthington Construction
- Maggie’s Oldham, designed by dRMM Architects, built by F Parkinson
- Oldham Town Hall, developed by Oldham Council, designed by BDP, built by Morgan Sindall
- Spire Manchester Hospital, designed by Halliday Meecham, built by Vinci
- Stockport Exchange, developed by Muse Developments and Stockport Council, designed by Aedas RHWL, built by Eric Wright
- The Bund at MediaCityUK, designed by Reid Architects, built by Artez
- Two St Peter’s Square, developed by Mosley Street Ventures, designed by SimpsonHaugh, built by Laing O’Rourke
The aim of the award is to recognise a building’s contribution to Greater Manchester in terms of construction and development.
This could include the building’s significance to the City Region, its impact on the local economy, its effect on the local community, its importance in terms of urban regeneration and environmental enhancement, its design excellence, or its contribution to urban design and townscape.
The Building of the Year Award will be presented on 19 October at the Chamber’s Property and Construction Annual Dinner. Previous winners have included Maggie’s at The Christie, designed by Foster + Partners, The Whitworth Art Gallery extension, designed by MUMA, and Manchester Central Library’s refurbishment by Ryder Architecture.