Yorkshire and South-West England also announce finalists

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Source: Dirk Linder

Eric Parry Architects’ One Chamberlain Square in Birmingham

Eric Parry’s One Chamberlain Square scheme in Birmingham city centre and Associated Architects’ School of Architecture and the Built Environment at Wolverhampton University are both in the running for this year’s RIBA West Midlands Awards.

Parry’s 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. Meanwhile, Associated handed over the keys to the £28m SoABE to the university in the summer of 2020.

The schemes are on a seven-strong shortlist that also includes an Acanthus Clews Architects learning centre at Worcester Cathedral, a University of Birmingham building by BDP and three houses. (See box for full details.)

RIBA West Midlands jury chair Shauna Bradley, an associate at Glenn Howells Architects, said the “incredible variety” of shortlisted projects was testament to the high standard of new architecture in the region.

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Source: Hufton & Crow

Associated Architects’ School of Architecture and the Built Environment, designed for Wolverhampton University

“They demonstrate the vision and ability of the West Midlands to respond to today’s challenges, while respecting the ingenuity of the past,” she said.

So far RIBA has revealed the 22-strong shortlist for this year’s East of England Awards; 12 candidates for the South West Awards; and five projects each for the Yorkshire and North East regions.

Winners are due to be announced in the spring.

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Source: Daniel Hopkinson

Winter House in east Staffordshire, by Scott Donald Architecture

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

Meanwhile, other regions have also announced their shortlists:



            Carnegie School of Sport, West Yorkshire, Sheppard Robson


            Courtyard House, West Yorkshire, Doma Architects


            Leeds Footbridge, West Yorkshire, Gagarin Studio with DP Squared


            Maggie’s Leeds, West Yorkshire, Heatherwick Studio


            The Alice Hawthorn, North Yorkshire, De Matos Ryan



South West England:

·             Block House, Somerset by Studio Abroad with Material Cultures


·             Creek House, Cornwall by Seth Stein Architects


·             Fry Building, University of Bristol by WilkinsonEyre


·             Great Brockeridge, Bristol by CaSA Architects


·             Long House, Gloucestershire by Bureau de Change


·             St Mary’s Calne School Library by Woods Bagot


·             The Newt in Somerset Garden Café by Benjamin & Beauchamp Architects


·             The Red House, Dorset by David Kohn Architects


·             Stanbridge Mill Library, Dorset by Crawshaw Architects


·             UWE Bristol School of Engineering by AHR


·             The Vincent, Bristol by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris


·             Winsford Cottage Hospital by Benjamin & Beauchamp Architects