Seven buildings across the North West have won prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects 2009 Awards.
Grosvenor's Liverpool One dominated with three out of the seven awards. Judges said the £1bn, 43-acre scheme had created "a vibrant and economically successful retail, leisure and mixed-use quarter – an entirely revitalised city centre that now connects properly with the Docks."
The winning buildings, announced at a ceremony last night at Urbis in Manchester, sponsored by Steelcase, are:
- 13b Paradise Street, Liverpool, Allies & Morrison (leisure complex housing Odeon cinema and restaurants)
- Paradise Street Bridge, Liverpool, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
- Liverpool One Masterplan, Liverpool, BDP
- BDP Studio, Manchester, BDP
- Midland Hotel, Morecambe, Union North
- Private House, Stockport, MBLA Architects + Urbanists
- Three Towers, Manchester, Union North
In total 103 buildings in the UK and Europe won awards today. RIBA President Sunand Prasad said: "The RIBA Awards are a thermometer to indicate the state of health of British architecture and for 2009 the results are good: both quality and quantity have been maintained. This year's list accurately reflects both the diversity, and the workload of UK architecture, with more schools and health buildings than usual winning awards. It is particularly heartening to see more schemes that are about regenerating our cities, towns and countryside."