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Four local schemes shortlisted for architecture awards

A list of North West buildings and complexes has been whittled down to 16 with a chance of winning an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – a quarter of which can be found in Merseyside and West Cheshire.

The recently opened Marks & Spencer near the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is one of them, and this marks the second piece of good news this month for the large Ellesmere Port outlet. M&S recently revealed that sales and brand perception were up in its other stores that had taken on ideas pioneered at Cheshire Oaks.

Liverpool’s contributions are the Mann Island complex and the Grade II listed Florence Institute in the Dingle area. The Wirral has not been overlooked either, and Rockmount – a modern house juxtaposed within its rural Caldy Hill setting – has also made the 16.

Those connected to the schemes will find out on June 12 whether they have been successful in their quest for a RIBA North West Award. If so, they will also learn whether they have won a RIBA National Award later that evening.

In a London event on September 26, the pick of the national winners will be awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize and deemed to be 2013′s best building.

This part of the North West is known for some remarkable architecture and wonderful buildings, with the Liver Building just one part of Liverpool’s spectacular waterfront and Chester home to the quaint Grosvenor Clock. Culture vultures seeking a Wirral hotel will find themselves in the perfect location to explore the two very different but equally fascinating cities.

Posted by Mark
March 29, 2013

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