Shortlist announced for GM Chamber prize

Four buildings have been shortlisted for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce's Building of the Year Award 2011.

The winner will be announced by Sir Howard Bernstein at the chamber's property and construction sector annual dinner taking place on 13 October at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

This event brings together representatives from the North West property and construction industry, and is hosted by chairman of the chamber's property and construction committee, Phil Cusack, and vice-chairman, Mike Gibson.

The finalists in the competition include:

  • Peel's Media City UK at Salford Quays
  • Greater Manchester Police north Manchester divisional headquarters in Newton Heath
  • Manchester Metropolitan University business school and student building
  • Refurbishment of Ordsall Hall in Salford by a joint venture between Capita Symonds and Salford City Council

Cusack said: said: "Our Annual Dinner is a great opportunity for people within the industry to network with other professionals and celebrate their successes over the past year. We also have the pleasure of announcing the winner of the Chamber's Building of the Year Award and celebrating some of the many unique and inspirational buildings we have in our region."

Last year's building of the year award was given to the People's History Museum following its refurbishment by architects Austin Smith: Lord and Wates Construction.

The Chamber's property and construction sector annual dinner will take place on Thursday 13 October at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate in Manchester city centre, commencing with a drinks reception at 7pm.

For more information and to book a place, visit the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce website here

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Should be a great do. Lots of networking opportunities and great way to celebrate all that has been acheived in Manchester this year.

By howard harsplatt

Ordsall Hall all the way..but I bet Peel ends up winning for a change!

By Simon

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