Family homes by Michael Kendrick, Scott Donald and Intervention Architecture also get gongs

Eric Parry’s One Chamberlain Square office scheme in Birmingham city centre is one of five projects revealed today to have won a 2022 RIBA West Midlands Award.

The mixed-use building was the first structure to complete in the Paradise Circus redevelopment by Argent and Hermes. It now houses big-four consultant PWC on the site formerly occupied by John Madin’s brutalist Birmingham Central Library.

The four other 2022 RIBA West Midlands Awards winners are Acanthus Clews Architects’ Undercroft Learning Centre at Worcester Cathedral; Michael Kendrick Architects’ Mill Lodge in Warwickshire; Intervention Architecture’s Honey and Walnut House in Birmingham; and Scott Donald Architecture’s Winter House in east Staffordshire.

The projects were whittled down from a seven-strong shortlist (see below) that included university projects by Associated Architects and BDP.

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Winter House in east Staffordshire, by Scott Donald Architecture

RIBA West Midlands jury chair Shauna Bradley, an associate at Glenn Howells Architects, said the five winning buildings demonstrated the “vision and ability” of the West Midlands to respond to present-day challenges at the same time as respecting the ingenuity of the past.

“They are thoughtful in design and result in purposeful spaces which captivate, inspire and comfort their users,” she said.

In addition to the regional awards, the Undercroft Learning Centre project won the RIBA West Midlands Conservation Award, while the dean and chapter of Worcester Cathedral were named RIBA West Midlands Client of the Year.

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Intervention Architecture’s Honey and Walnut House reworking of a 1970s bungalow in Birmingham

An overall West Midlands Building of the Year winner will be announced at a ceremony at RIBA’s 66 Portland Place headquarters on 24 May.

The five winners announced today will go forward for consideration for RIBA National Awards. Winners of those accolades make up the pool from which the Stirling Prize shortlist is drawn.

Full shortlist: RIBA West Midlands Awards 2022

Honey and Walnut House, West Midlands, Intervention Architecture Ltd

Mill Lodge, Warwickshire, Michael Kendrick Architects

One Chamberlain Square, West Midlands, Eric Parry Architects

School of Architecture and the Built Environment, West Midlands, Associated Architects

The Undercroft Learning Centre, Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, Acanthus Clews Architects

University of Birmingham, Teaching and Learning Building, West Midlands, BDP

Winter House, Scott Donald Architecture, Staffordshire, Scott Donald Architecture