A 34-strong shortlist has been announced for the Wood Awards, which will take place on October 14 at Carpenter’s Hall in London

A jury chaired by Giles Downes of Sidell Gibson Architects, selected the shortlist from more than 200 entries for the awards, which recognise excellence in timber-based architecture.

Contenders include Apethorpe Hall, currently being restored by English Heritage; Adnams Store and Café (pictured) by Ash Sakula; Simon Conder’s El Ray house; Niall McLaughlin’s Deal Pier Café; and Dixon Jones’ Kings Place concert hall.

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