Contemporary house with a mock-Tudor influence and converted labourer's cottage shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2022

Surbiton Springs – a contemporary house with an industrial aesthetic in South West London - and Suffolk Cottage - a characterful redevelopment of a former four-room labourer’s cottage - are the next two homes to be shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2022.

30 November 2022

Surbiton Springs by Surman Weston © Johan Dehlin; Suffolk Cottage by Haysom Ward Miller Architects © Richard Fraser

Surbiton Springs – a contemporary house with an industrial aesthetic in South West London - and Suffolk Cottage - a characterful redevelopment of a former four-room labourer’s cottage - are the next two homes to be shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2022. The annual award is presented to the best new architect-designed house or extension in the UK, with the shortlisted houses revealed on Grand Designs House of the Year, Wednesdays at 9pm on Channel 4.

The shortlist for the RIBA House of the Year 2022 is:

  • Seabreeze by RX Architects
  • The Red House by David Kohn Architects
  • The Dutch Barn by Sandy Rendel Architects Ltd
  • Mews House Deep Retrofit by Prewett Bizley Architects
  • Surbiton Springs by Surman Weston
  • Suffolk Cottage by Haysom Ward Miller
  • ? – to be announced on 7 December 2022


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Notes to editors:

  1. Media contact: Eleanor.Finlay@riba.org
  2. Images of all the houses featured on Episode 3 of Grand Designs House of the Year (Pioneers) can be downloaded here: https://riba.box.com/v/2022HOTYEpisode3
  3. The final episode of Grand Designs House of the Year airs on Wednesday 7 December at 9pm on Channel 4.
  4. The RIBA House of the Year award was established in 2013 and is awarded to the best new house or house extension designed by an architect in the UK. Previous winners include Alison Brooks Architects for House on the Hill (2021), McGonigle McGrath for House Lessans (2019) HaysomWardMiller for Lochside House (2018), Richard Murphy Architects for Murphy House (2016), Skene Catling de la Peña for Flint House (2015), Loyn & Co for Stormy Castle (2014) and Carl Turner Architects for Slip House (2013).
  5. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates.
  6. Grand Designs House of the Year is produced by Naked (a Fremantle label). Naked creates and produces high quality, innovative factual and entertainment programming for the UK, US, and international markets. Current and recent productions include The Apprentice (BBC One), The Rap Game UK (BBC Three), Grand Designs (Channel 4), Snowflake Mountain (Netflix), Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile (ITV and Paramount+) and How The Other Half Live with Brian Cox (Channel 5) https://www.nkdtv.com/
  7. The RIBA judges’ full citations and image links for each building follows: Surbiton Springs by Surman Weston citation and press images. Suffolk Cottage by Haysom Ward Miller citation and press images.

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