Eleven new buildings in Yorkshire shortlisted for an architectural award

Eleven buildings in Yorkshire have been shortlisted for a 2015 RIBA Yorkshire Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

They include an arena, three education buildings, three houses, a workspace, a retail outlet, a cathedral and an aerofoil-shaped events space.

The buildings that have been shortlisted are:
35 Ben Rhydding Road, Ilkley by Halliday Clark Architects
First Direct Arena, Leeds by Populous
John Lewis at Vangarde, York by DLA Architecture
Leeds College of Music, Leeds by Darntonegs Architects
Ranmoor Road, Sheffield by Studio Gedye
Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield by Thomas Ford and Partners
Sheffield Hallam University, Heart of the Campus, Sheffield by HLM Architects
Sum Studios, Sheffield by Studio Gedye
The Blackburn Wing, Wetherby by The Harris Partnership
The Knitters House, Holmfirth by Prue Chiles Architects
University Technical College, Sheffield by HLM Architects

Emma England, Regional Director of RIBA Yorkshire, welcomed the news:
“We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the RIBA Yorkshire 2015 awards.  It is a particularly diverse list of projects in terms of budget, building type and locations.  I’m looking forward to taking the jury to visit the buildings and deciding the results.”

The shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury over the next few weeks, with the winners of an RIBA Yorkshire Award announced on the evening of Thursday 23 April 2015 at the magnificent Aspire venue in Leeds, supported by headline sponsor Technal and Wicona.

As well as the prestigious Building of the Year Award, which was picked up last time by Manor Works in Sheffield, the shortlist will also produce a Project Architect of the Year Award, sponsored by Lafarge Tarmac and a Small Project of the Year Award for those projects costing less than £500,000.

Regional winners will also be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings. The 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced later in the year.

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