The New Pooley Bridge & The Fratry, Carlisle win RIBA North West Awards

Pooley New Bridge

Pooley Bridge’s new bridge is one of six projects to be awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects North West Awards – the UK’s first stainless steel road bridge in Penrith. And The Fratry at Carlisle Cathedral is also a winner in the RIBA North West awards.

The Fratry by Peter Cook
The Fratry by Peter Cook

The six projects were selected by the expert jury, who visited all 10 shortlisted projects.

The 2022 RIBA North West Award winning projects are:

Regional Jury Chair Hazel Rounding, said of this year’s award winners: “The North West jury were united in their appreciation and admiration of this year’s Regional Award winners. The standout themes were community benefit and re-use through exceptional and trusting Architect and Client relationships, which ultimately created engaging, rigorous and delightful designs. Each scheme contributes significantly to the region in providing sustainable, accessible places for all, important in the gradual evolution of a post-pandemic world. My congratulations to these award-winning projects, which serve as exemplar architectural solutions.”

Special Awards went to:

  • Lancaster Castle won RIBA North West Conservation Award 
  • The Fratry won RIBA North West Project Architect of the Year Award
  • The Old Library won RIBA North West Client of the Year Award
  • The Welcome Building – RHS Garden Bridgewater won RIBA North West Sustainability Award (sponsored by Michelmersh)

The 2022 RIBA North West Building of the Year Award, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell will be announced on 24 May at a ceremony at RIBA’s HQ in London.

RIBA North West Award winners will now be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects later in the year.

RIBA Special Awards are sponsored by MichelmershTaylor Maxwell and Gaggenau.

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