The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Brockton Capital are delighted to announce a major partnership for the RIBA Stirling Prize. The long-term sponsorship commences in 2014. From 2015, the UK’s most prestigious architecture award will be renamed the RIBA Brockton Stirling Prize and a £20,000 prize will be presented to the winner.
David Marks, Co-Managing Partner of Brockton Capital said:
“The support and promotion of great architecture helps to foster, harness and deliver the intelligent redesign for our cities that is so urgently needed across the UK and elsewhere.
“Last year's RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist that included the Park Hill flats in Sheffield and the houses at Newhall Be in Harlow, as well as previous winners such as Lord's Media Centre (1999), The Gherkin (2004) and Evelyn Grace Academy (2011) have helped to address innovative design solutions in the places in which we live, play, work and study. Brockton Capital is pleased to be working with RIBA in supporting this work via the RIBA Stirling Prize”.
RIBA Chief Executive Harry Rich said:
“We are delighted to have Brockton Capital as our partners on the RIBA Stirling Prize. Brockton have a real commitment to architecture and the quality of the built environment and their support marks an exciting new chapter for architecture’s most significant prize.”
Gavin Henderson of Stanton Williams, winners of the 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize and architect of Brockton Capital’s redevelopment of The Mailbox in Birmingham said:
“Brockton Capital's sponsorship of the RIBA Stirling Prize is testament to their status as a client committed to achieving quality in the built environment, an approach exemplified by our current work together on the transformation of Birmingham's Mailbox. The announcement is particularly meaningful to Stanton Williams as past winners of the Stirling Prize, recognising the importance of visionary clients who act as patrons for good architecture.”
The Architects’ Journal is professional media partner for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014.
- For further information, Beatrice Cooke in the RIBA press office: firstname.lastname@example.org; 020 7307 3813
- The RIBA Stirling Prize was set up in 1996 and is named after the great British architect Sir James Stirling (1926 - 1992). For more on the prize: www.architecture.com/ribastirlingprize
- Brockton Capital ("Brockton") is a private partnership that advises real estate fund vehicles. Formed in 2005, Brockton Capital has raised around £650m ($1.0bn) of equity across two funds, both of which have been 100% invested in the UK. Around two-thirds of Brockton's portfolio is located in Greater London, with the balance invested across the UK, from Cardiff to Birmingham, Manchester, Warrington, Wigan, Nottingham, Rotherham, Reading and elsewhere.
Brockton Capital has invested into the office, retail, industrial, data centre, car park, residential, pub and street market sectors. Brockton believe that well thought-out design is a positive factor for both the assets themselves, the investors in the Brockton funds, the people who work, shop, eat and live in the buildings as well as the neighbourhoods in which the assets are located.
Brockton have worked with a wide range of both established and emerging architects on both their investment portfolio and major development projects including PLP Architecture, AHMM, Stanton Williams, John McAslan + Partners, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Urban Sense Architects, Paul Davis + Partners, DNA, Emulsion Architecture, Greig + Stephenson and others.
For further information see www.brocktoncapital.com
- The shortlist for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on Thursday 17 July; the winner will be announced at an evening prize ceremony on Thursday 16 October.
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Posted on Thursday 12th June 2014