Spinningfields takes top prizes at city awards

Allied London's Spinningfields dominated this year's Manchester City Council Built in Quality Awards, taking three gongs at the annual ceremony.

The 50,000 sq ft retail and office building, Number 2 Spinningfields Square, designed by Sheppard Robson, won all of Allied's awards. The building will house a new flagship Manchester store for Armani.

The winners in full were:

Sustainability Award

  • Allied London Properties Management, for the erection of a five-storey building to form office, retail, bar and restaurant at 2 Spinningfields Square

Technical Innovation Awards

  • Stonehurst Estates, for the alterations and extension for serviced apartments above the retail unit and car park at The Light, 3 Joiner Street
  • Allied London Properties Management, for the erection of a five-storey building to form office, retail, bar and restaurant at 2 Spinningfields Square

Built in Quality

  • Allied London Properties Management, for the erection of a five-storey building to form office, retail, bar and restaurant at 2 Spinningfields Square
  • CSC Construction, for the erection of new housing development, at 1-10 Alderford Parade/90-100 Cardinal Street
  • PCM Joinery, loft conversion, at 10 Parnell Avenue
  • Eastern Green, for alterations to floors 1-4 to form 25 flats, at 79 Piccadilly
  • Jimsul Construction, for the erection of 21 houses, at Abbey Hey Lane
  • MAG Developments, for the outbound control facilities, at Manchester Airport Terminal 1
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, for alterations to the ground, first and fifth floors to form laboratory accommodation at John Dalton Tower
  • Rowlinson Constructions, for the construction of 28 mixed tenure houses at Ashton Old Road, Herne Street/Galston Street, Openshaw
  • Stonehurst Estates, for the alterations and extension for serviced apartments above retail unit and car park at The Light, 3 Joiner Street
  • Town Centre Securities, for the alterations and extension to warehouse to form offices at Carvers Warehouse, Dale Street
  • Yang Sing Oriental, for the refurbishment of former listed mill to form hotel, at The Yang Sing Hotel, 36 Princess Street

Best Partnership with a Contractor

  • West Properties UK

Best Partnership with an Architect

  • Blue Sky Architects

Work was assessed against a range of criteria, including site safety, structural stability, fire safety, use of materials, sound insulation, access for all, conservation of fuel and power and weather resistance. A unique feature of the awards is that they consider the project from conception to completion with inspections of the work carried out throughout the construction process. The successful schemes have been inspected throughout the construction period by Manchester City Council's Building Control Surveyors.

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