A house extension, a car factory and a high school are among 11 projects shortlisted for this year's RIBA West Midlands Awards.
RIBA West Midlands Director, Rebecca Smith, welcomed the news:
"This year’s RIBA West Midlands shortlist range from a £91,000 house extension to a £182 million facility for Jaguar Land Rover. It is fantastic see such diversity in a shortlist that celebrates the great architecture within the West Midlands. As an architect myself, I was very impressed with the quality of the submissions from across the region and it was a very tough decision for the judges to form the shortlist of 11 projects.
"It is encouraging to see the high standard of architecture across so many sectors and I congratulate the architects, clients and wider teams involved in creating these projects which serve to enrich our communities."
This year’s shortlisted projects are:
- Prof Lord Bhattacharyya Building by Cullinan Studio
- Worcester Royal Porcelain Works by kke architects
- Jaguar Land Rover Advanced Product Creation Centre by Bennetts Associates
- City South Phase 3 by Sheppard Robson
- Cryfield Village - Phase 1 by R H Partnership Architects (Ltd)
- Cheshire Street by form:form architects
- King's High School, Warwick by Nicholas Hare Architects
- Marstons Hub, Ludlow by K4 Architects Ltd
- Moss House by Glenn Howells Architects
- Rugby School - Dayhouses by TSH Architects
- Number Four by Baart Harries Newall
The RIBA Awards are judged by visiting each shortlisted project in person. In line with current advice to prevent the spread of illness, judging of all RIBA Awards for buildings is postponed. Provided it is safe to do so, we hope to resume judging in due course and to conclude the awards programme in the second half of this year.
Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the best new building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced after this.
If you are a member of the press wanting more information on the RIBA West Midlands Awards shortlist (including access to images) then please email Rebecca.Smith@riba.org.