The city council revealed the winners of its inaugural Good Design Awards on Wednesday night at the Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays.
The ceremony was sponsored by Ask Developments and around 150 architects, developers and clients attended to see their contributions to Salford's built environment celebrated.
The awards were open to buildings completed between 1 January 2006 and 31 March 2010.
The overall winner was Salford Cathedral Centre designed by Bate and Taylor Architects for Salford Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees.
The other winners of the following six categories included:
Best residential building
- Winner – New Broughton Village, Countryside Properties
- Commendation – Chimney Pot Park, ShedKM and Urban Splash
Best Commercial building
- Winner – Media City UK Studio Block, Bain Wright Partnership, Bovis Lend Lease, Fairhursts, Peel Media
- Commendation – Adamson House, AFL Architects, Morson International
Best public sector building
- Winner – Willow Tree Primary School, Urban Vision, Salford City Council
- Commendation – Eccles Gateway Centre, Salford City Council, Urban Vision
Best realm and art schemes
- Winner – Media City UK, Bain Wright Partnership
- Commendation – Green & Walkable Streets Programme, Urban Vision, Central Salford URC
- Winner – Chapel Street regeneration, English Cities Fund, Glenn Howells Architects, RHWL Architects
- Commendation – Irwell River Park, Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company
Joe Martin Conservation Award
- Winner – Salford Cathedral Centre, Bate and Taylor Architects, Salford R.C. Diocesan Trustees
- Commendation – Eccles Carnegie Library, Urban Vision, Salford City Council
The conservation award is of special significance as it commemorates Salford's conservation officer Joe Martin, a champion of the city's built heritage.