Shortlist announced for virtual Façade Awards UK

During these unprecedented and challenging times, we all need a little positivity in our lives, which is why Roofing, Cladding & Insulation (RCI) magazine, is pleased to bring a glimmer of joy to the industry by announcing that plans are underway to bring the Façade Awards UK to you as a live-stream event on Friday 11 February, 2021.

All that will be required will be to set your Microsoft Outlook calendar for 11 February, pre-register for the awards (details of how to do so will be announced in due course), log-on to the link that will be issued (nearer the time), sit back and watch the proceedings.

Nichola Farrugia, editor of RCI magazine, said: “It’s very disappointing that we will not be able to run the Façade Awards UK in the way that we had planned, however, we believe we have come up with a viable alternative in order to ensure a safe online gathering point for the industry.   

“We would therefore like to invite everyone who had hoped to attend the awards lunch in person, to attend the virtual event, maybe with a glass of something in hand to toast the winners on the day, and share in their success.”

Shortlisted projects

In the meantime, until more details are announced about the virtual event, the shortlisted projects for the 2020 Façade Awards UK are:

Best new build project

  1. Proteus Facades with Norman & Underwood: Ainsworth Graduate Centre, Oxford
  2. VIVALDA with Reid Roof: Hilltop Primary School, Airdrie
  3. CAREA with Stanmore Contractors: Kidbrooke Village, Block B, London
  4. SIG Design & Technology with Kingsley Specialist Roofing: Lady Bee Enterprise Centre, Shoreham Port
  5. Paneltech (Part of Kinley) / Stolon Studio with TC&D Construction: Rusty House, London
  6. SPSenvirowall with Build-Therm Services: Premier Inn, Cardiff
  7. Wienerberger / Stolon Studio with Meridian Construction: Kaolin Court, London

Best refurbishment project

  1. BBS Facades with Ashe Construction: Belswains School, Hertfordshire
  2. SPV Group: NEC Group, Birmingham
  3. Proteus Facades with Deane Roofing & Cladding: Northampton International Academy
  4. Proteus Facades with Chemplas: Spanish City, Whitley Bay
  5. VIVALDA with Entec and Mandale Properties: Stockport Sorting Office
  6. Cantifix with Collins Construction: University College London Senate House
  7. NA Curtain Walling with Geoffrey Osborne: Plumstead Library, London

Best use of a brick slip cladding system

  1. NA Curtain Walling with Ballymore: London Film School
  2. Taylor Maxwell / A T Jones & Son with Kier Regional Building Southern: Piries Place, Horsham
  3. SPSenvirowall with Build-Therm Services: Wheatstone House, Chiswick High Road
  4. A2O Cladding with Willmott Dixon: York House, Windsor
  5. Ash & Lacy with Morgan Sindall: New Business School, University of Birmingham

Best use of a composite panel system

  1. CAREA with Stanmore Contractors: Kidbrooke Village, Block B, London
  2. SIG Design & Technology with Kingsley Specialist Roofing: Lady Bee Enterprise Centre, Shoreham Port
  3. Eurobond (Euroclad Group) with Longworth Building Services: Marks and Spencer, Rochdale Riverside

Best use of a Curtain Walling System

  1. Cantifix with GF Holdings: The Odeon Leicester Square, London
  2. NA Curtain Walling with Geoffrey Osborne: Hobhouse Court, London

Best use of a rainscreen system using aluminium

  1. Euramax with Longworth Building Services: Cinema Block, Rochdale Riverside
  2. Sotech Optima with Façade & Glazing: Leeds Beckett University CTAR
  3. Alucoil Larson with Longworth Building Services: Leftbank Tower 2, Birmingham
  4. Genius Facades with Longworth Building Services: Paradise Street Student Accommodation, Coventry
  5. MSP (Scotland) with D+B Facades UK: The Library Building, University of Reading
  6. Proteus Facades with Richardson Roofing: York House, Kings Cross
  7. Ash & Lacy with Morgan Sindall: Barbara Hepworth Buidling, The University of Huddersfield

Best use of a rainscreen system using stainless steel

  1. Proteus Facades with Deane Roofing & Cladding: Northampton International Academy
  2. Lang+Fulton with Longworth Building Services: South Block, Rochdale Riverside
  3. Proteus Facades with Norman & Underwood: Ainsworth Graduate Centre, Oxford
  4. Rimex Metals (UK) with Longworth Building Services: The Hive, Central Manchester University Hospital
  5. Sotech Optima with Roofdec: Thorpe Park, The Springs Shopping Centre, Leeds

Best use of fibre cement cladding panels

  1. EQUITONE (Etex) / Mitchell Architects with 3MS Construction: Chi Treth Affordable Apartments, Newquay
  2. VIVALDA with Middlesex Facades: St. Michaels Catholic School, Aylesbury
  3. VIVALDA with Middlesex Facades: Vyners School, Uxbridge
  4. FPP Facades / Saunders Boston Architects with KIER: Waterbeach Community Primary School, Cambridge

Best use of rainscreen using specialist metal, to include (zinc, copper, brass)

  1. Proteus Facades with Norman & Underwood: Ainsworth Graduate Centre, Oxford
  2. Ruukki with JWD Architectural Aluminium: Hallé St. Peter’s, Manchester
  3. Precision Facades / Longworth Building Services: Hunter Street, Chester
  4. Proteus Facades with Cladanco: Mulberry Park Community Hub, Bath
  5. SIG Zinc & Copper with Longworth Building Services: Roomzzz Hotel, York
  6. Proteus Facades with Chemplas: Spanish City, Whitley Bay
  7. Paneltech (Part of Kinley) / Stolon Studio with TC&D Construction: Rusty House, London

Outstanding contribution

  1. Phil Atkinson, managing director of BTS Facades and Fabrications
  2. Tony James, chief executive officer of Siderise Group
  3. Jonathan Evans, chairman and chief executive officer of Ash & Lacy.

“Here at RCI, we would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the Façade Awards UK. The industry’s passion and resilience during these difficult times has really transpired, and those that have made the shortlist should be commended for their efforts,” said Nichola.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of entries and the quality of entries we received in our first year of launching the awards. The quality and diversity of the entries has been outstanding, clearly shining a light on the complex workmanship and high-quality products involved on the individual projects.

The team’s attention is now on the judging process, where our independent panel of industry experts will come together for a virtual judging day in November, and will utilise their years of expertise to pick the winners from each of the categories.”

To find out more information about the Façade Awards UK click here.