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BCIA Building Award 2010

A mass of entries characterises the British Construction Industry Awards Building project category. Here is the shortlist.

Broadcasting Place, Leeds

The building provides 11,000m² of teaching and office space for the Faculty of Arts and Society of Leeds as well as 240 bedrooms.

Commissioning authority Downing and Leeds Metropolitan University
Principal architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Principal engineer Halcrow Yolles
Principal contractor George Downing Construction


A sleek black and white three storey clinical centre features a compact design to foster close environment between patients and caretakers.
Commissioning authority Health Properties
Principal architect Foster + Partners
Principal engineer WSP
Principal contractor Vinci Construction UK

Gunpowder Mill, Waltham Abbey, Essex

Restoration of early 20th century buildings uses external steelwork mimicking the buildings’ initial industrial purpose, and green technologies to create modern office-space.

Commissioning authority Hill Partnership
Principal architect Pollard Thomas Edwards
Principal engineer Cornerstone Consulting Engineers
Principal contractor Hill Partnerships

Hafod Eryri, Snowdon Summit Building, North Wales

Visitor Centre overlooking slope built with hand cut stone to withstand 150mph winds, temperatures of -20°C, and over 5m of rain/yr.

Commissioning authority Snowdonia National Park Authority

Principal architect Ray Hole Architects
Principal engineer Arup
Principal contractor Carillion Building

Hull Truck Theatre

Chic black brick exterior holds a 440-seat main auditorium and a 134-seat studio theatre.

Commissioning authority Hull Truck Theatre
Principal architect Wright and Wright Architects
Principal engineer Max Fordham
Principal contractor Quarmby Construction

Kentish Town Health Centre, London

The new three storey building employs “transparency” as a theme with open floors connected by bridges and window designs to control incoming natural light.
Commissioning authority Camden & Islington Community Solutions

Principal architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Principal engineer Elliot Wood Partnership
Principal contractor Morgan Ashurst

Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This six floor building contains more than 1,800 objects and includes light sensitive galleries and thin hydraulic-powered glass cases allowing closer 360° viewing by visitors.

Commissioning authority Victoria & Albert Museum
Principal architect MUMA
Principal engineer Dewhurst MacFarlane & Partners
Principal contractor White Allom

Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

The 3,000m² facility clad with lace-covered exterior panels houses four contemporary art galleries.

Commissioning authority Nottingham City Council
Principal architect Caruso St John Architects
Principal engineer Arup
Principal contractor Rok

The Roundhouse Campus, Derby

New training facility for up to 170 catering and hospitality students includes an 80-seat restaurant and three glass-front kitchens.

Commissioning authority Derby College
Principal architect Maber Architects
Principal engineer BWB Consulting
Principal contractor Bowmer & Kirkland

23 Savile Row, London

This new office-space building in London’s Mayfair stretches over 100,000 square feet and seven storeys high. The lack of internal columns and use of large glass windows creates an open and spacious interior.

Commissioning authority D2 Private
Project director Stanhope
Principal architect Eric Parry Architects
Principal engineer Arup
Principal contractor Mace

United Kingdom Supreme Court, London

Originally the site of the local court, this building has been promoted to national court status while maintaining much of its original gothic designs.

Commissioning authority United Kingdom Supreme Court
Principal architect Feilden + Mawson
Principal engineer WSP
Principal contractor Kier Wallis

University of Liverpool Heating Infrastructure Project, Liverpool

A new heating system reduces the site’s carbon dioxide emissions by 1,500t and employs aluminum “scales” that change colour with the change in the direction and quality of sunlight.

Commissioning authority University of Liverpool
Principal architect Levitt Bernstein
Principal engineer Curtins Consulting
Principal contractor EMCOR

The Waldron, London

This building combines a healthcare area with apartments and retail units. Its concrete frame and external lacquered timber allows for eco-friendly natural ventilation.

Commissioning authority Building Better Health
Principal architect Henley Halebrown Rorrison
Principal engineer Price & Myers
Principal contractor Willmott Dixon

The Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in London on Wednesday 13 October. To book a table go to

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