Last night saw the best building developments, restorations and alterations showcased at a glittering awards ceremony in Leeds Town Hall.
The 26th Leeds architecture awards, organised by Leeds City Council and Leeds Chamber Property Forum, took place last night and recognised the contribution building and landscape design makes to the city.
Nearly 80 nominations were received over 7 categories for the awards, with further honours given in the People’s Choice and Young People’s awards as well as a new award to celebrate Leeds City Council’s civic architect John Thorp.
Councillor Richard Lewis, executive member for regeneration, planning and transport, said:
“It’s always amazing to be part of these awards, the sheer scale and variety of the nominated schemes and the winners is truly impressive and I think reflects Leeds ambition to be the best city in the UK.
“The ceremony was a great event and allowed all those involved to come together and celebrate what has been achieved in the last few years. Congratulations to all involved”.
Paul Ellison, managing Director of Yorkshire Design Group, representing Leeds Chamber Property Forum, said:
“The Architecture Awards have always been a key date in the diary and last night’s event cements that position. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening which highlighted the outstanding quality of projects recently completed in Leeds.
“Many thanks to our partners at Leeds City Council who organised the awards and to all the judging panel, without whom this all wouldn’t be possible”.
Kit Martin, CBE, Guest Assessor said:
“I’ve felt incredibly honoured to be involved in this year’s awards. The standard of nominations made judging very tricky and I think that reflects the incredible work that has been delivered here in Leeds.
Leeds is as dynamic in this century as it was in the previous two and all involved should feel justly proud of what they’ve achieved for the city since the last awards”
The judging panel included:
Kit Martin – Guest Assessor and Chair of Judging Panel
Paul Ellison, representing Leeds Chamber Property Forum;
Kevin Grady, Director, Leeds Civic Trust;
Keith Knight, Chair of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation;
Mike Piet – Chair, Leeds Civic Trust;
Edwin Knighton, Head of Landscape Architecture, Leeds Beckett;
Alan Simson, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Leeds Beckett; and representing Leeds City Council,
John Thorp MBE, Civic Architect;
Phil Ward, Conservation and Design Team Leader;
Mark Burgess, Group Manager (Environment & Design);
Jenny Fisher, Urban Designer.
THE LEEDS AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE 2016
CONSERVED BUILDING CATEGORY WINNER:
Iberica, 17a East Parade, Leeds LS1
Designed by: Lazaro Rosa Violan Studio
For: Iberica Restaurants
ALTERED BUILDING CATEGORY WINNER:
Leeds City College – Printworks Campus, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10
Designed by: Fuse and Seven Architecture Ltd
For: Leeds City College
TEMPORARY WORKS CATEGORY WINNER:
Light Night Leeds 2016
Funded by: Arts Council England and Leeds Bid (Leeds Business Improvement District)
For: Arts Development Team (Leeds City Council)
REGENERATION CATEGORY WINNER:
Carlton Gate, Little London, Leeds LS7
Designed by: Michael Hyde and Associates
For: Leeds City Council
PUBLIC REALM & LANDSCAPE DESIGN CATEGORY WINNER:
Sovereign Square, Leeds LS1
Designed by: re-form landscape architecture
For: Asset Management & Regeneration (Leeds City Council)
NEW BUILDING CATEGORY WINNER:
Victoria Gate Arcades, Victoria Gate, Eastgate, Leeds LS1
Designed by: acme
For: Hammerson PLC
INNOVATIVE BUILDING CATEGORY WINNER:
Recycling & Energy Recovery Facility, Newmarket Approach, Leeds LS9
Designed by: S’PACE architects – Jean Robert Mazaud and Biotecture Limited
For: Waste Management & PPPU (Leeds City Council) and Veolia
YOUNG PEOPLE’S REVIEW WINNERS:
Blackburn Wing, Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham LS23
Designed by: The Harris Partnership
For: Bayford Group
Leeds Dock, The Boulevard, Leeds LS10
Designed by: Child Graddon Lewis Architects and Gillespies LLP
For: Leeds Dock
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER:
‘Mary’s Tree’, Canal Gardens, Roundhay LS26
Sculpted by: Shane Green
For: Friends of Roundhay Park
JOHN THORP AWARD:
Bramley War Memorial, Bramley Park, Bramley LS13
Designed by: John Thorp MBE – Leeds Civic Architect and Warren Horner
For: Leeds City Council
Full listings of award winners, highly commended and commended schemes are available online: