Practice frontrunner for third gong

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is the bookies’ favourite to win this year’s Stirling prize.

The practice is the 7/4 favourite that it will win the prize a third time – and equal the Stirling haul of Foster + Partners – for its Macallan Distillery project in Scotland.

Bookmaker William Hill has priced carbon-neutral Cork House, in Eton, Berkshire, by Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton, second favourite at 5/2.

Witherford Watson Mann, which is bidding to pick up a second Stirling gong for Nevill Holt Opera house in Leicestershire, is priced at 7/2.

Odds for the other three finalists are a way behind, with a spokesperson for Hills saying: “We think there is a distinct split between the three at the top of the betting and those at the bottom.”

Feilden Fowles’ The Weston, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, has been given odds of 13/2, while Grimshaw’s London Bridge station is priced at 10/1.

The outsider is Goldsmith Street, Mikhail Riches’ 105-home Passivhaus development in Norwich, at 11/1.

The winner will be announced on 8 October at the Roundhouse in north London.