Façade Awards UK 2021: Shortlist announced

It’s the moment you have all been waiting for… the shortlist for the 2021 Façade Awards UK, which is set to return as a live event later this year, has been revealed!

The in-person awards ceremony will be taking place on 19 November at The Midland Hotel in Manchester and will give those attending the opportunity for some long overdue networking, as we comfortably gather the way events used to be.

Nichola Farrugia, editor of RCI magazine, said: “After what has been an incredibly challenging time for everyone, we have been overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries we have received in our second year of launching the Façade Awards UK.  

The outstanding diversity of the entries clearly shines a light on the complex workmanship and high-quality products involved on the individual projects.

“The RCI team is delighted that we can run the Façade Awards UK in the way that we have planned again. After a year of delaying and then moving the 2020 awards ceremony online, this year’s ‘in-person’ event is certainly going to be a breath of fresh air to see people celebrating their achievements together.   

“We would therefore like to invite everyone who has entered the awards to attend the lunch in person again.”

Who are the shortlisted projects?
In the meantime, until more details are announced about the live event later this year, the shortlisted projects for the 2021 Façade Awards UK are:

Best use of a composite panel system

  • Edinburgh Murrayfield Curling Club – Starfish Construction Group with Kingspan
  • Ashchurch, Gloucestershire – Mitie Roofing with Kingspan
  • Games Workshop – Lane Contractors with TATA.

Best use of a rainscreen system using aluminium

  • The Hamptons – SPV Group with Architectural Profiles Limited (APL)
  • Brentford Community Stadium – SD Samuels Special Projects with Ash & Lacy
  • East Coast College, Lowestoft – D+B Facades with MSP Scotland (VIVALDA)
  • Project Apple – HMRC Regional Hub – NACWL with Metalline
  • The Cheese Barge – Roles Broderick Roofing with Arconic Architectural Products
  • White Hart Street – J&PW Developments with Proteus Facades
  • Greenwich Peninsula – Richardson Facades with Proteus Facades
  • IQ Wilmslow Park Student Accommodation – Precision Facades with Vitraduel Aluminium Panels / Argeton Terracotta Tiles / Cedral Click Timber effect cladding.

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

  • 45 Nightingale Lane – Richardson Roofing with VMZinc
  • Áras Uí Chonghaile / James Connolly Visitor Centre – MDJ Enterprises with Graepel Perforators & Weavers
  • Grange University Hospital – Cladanco with Proteus Facades
  • Hackney Gardens, London E8 – Longworth Building Services with KME Tecu
  • LGBT+ Centre, Manchester – Longworth Building Services with Arubis Nordic Royal Copper
  • London City Airport – PRATER with BTS Facades and Fabrications
  • Manchester Jewish Museum – HH Smith & Sons with Cubic Facades.

Best use of a rainscreen system using glass/ceramics

  • Artifex Apartments, Canon Green Court – Longworth Building Services with Argeton
  • Manchester Waters – Vermont with RGB Façades
  • One Vesta Street – Speedclad with Shackerley
  • Pound Field Student Accommodation, Lambeth Road – Clarke Facades (M Clarke & Sons Contracts) with Proteus Facades
  • River Street Tower Student Accommodation, Manchester – Alumet with Proteus Facades
  • Southborough Community Hub – Industrial Construction (Sussex) with EH Smith Specialist Facades
  • Winchester Sport & Leisure Park – A2O Cladding with NBK Keramik GmbH.

Best use of a brick slip cladding system

  • 340a Clapham Road – Build-Therm Services with Ash & Lacy
  • Alliot House, Forest Road – Watkin Jones with Generix Facades
  • Arden Gate – Craft Interior with Sto
  • Arundel House – Precision Façades with Wienerbeger/Taylor Maxwell
  • Better New Addington Leisure & Community Centre – Express Dry Lining with Aquarian Cladding Systems
  • Castle Park View – Bouygues UK with Ibstock Kevington and Ash & Lacy
  • Southborough Community Hub – Industrial Construction (Sussex) with Taylor Maxwell.

Best use of fibre cement cladding panels

  • Broxbourne School – SD Samuels with Architectural Panel Solution
  • Horris Hill School – Vale Southern Construction / Installer – Peak Carpentry with VIVALDA
  • Moxy Hotel, Chester – ROBERTSON CONSTRUCTION / Installer – Cubic Facades with VIVALDA
  • Starbucks – 16 new developments across the UK – Gordian Building Solutions with Equitone
  • Two Express Building – Longworth Building Services with Equitone.

Best use of a timber clad system

  • Delamere Forest Visitors Centre and Bike Hire Building – Longworth Building Services with Vincent Timber
  • Forest Bridge School – Eden Facades with NVELOPE
  • Handpost Farm – Serpentine Developments with Vastern Timber
  • Sir Frederick Gibberd College – A2O Cladding with NORclad.

Most sustainable building

  • Áras Uí Chonghaile / James Connolly Visitor Centre – MDJ Enterprises with Graepel Perforators & Weavers
  • Natural History Museum – D&B Facades with MSP Scotland.

Best new build project

  • Ada Benson Building (Sixth Form Centre), Oxford High School – Deane Roofing & Cladding with Proteus Facades
  • Altra Student Accommodation, Bath Court – Clarke Facades with Sotech
  • Boulevard Wharf Student Accommodation – Stepnell with UK Brick
  • Building C2 Greenwich Design District – Ardmore with Ash & Lacy
  • MOTION, Lea Bridge Road – Simco External Framing Solutions with Genius Facades
  • The Ashford Building / Tatchbury Mount – Keir/Installer- Brandclad with BBS Facades
  • Three New Bailey – Thorp Precast with Ketley Brick Co.

Best refurbishment project

  • Manchester Jewish Museum – HH Smith & Sons with Cubic Facades
  • Merry Hill Shopping Centre – Unique Envelope Facade Solutions with Rockpanel
  • One Brewery Wharf, Leeds – Roofdec with Ash & Lacy
  • Queen Street Station – Curtis Moore with Sotech
  • Symphony Hall – Speedclad with Pura Facades
  • Taunton School New Dining Hall – Project Titan – CG Fry & Son with Constructional Timber
  • Wembley Point – Build-Therm Services with Ash & Lacy.

Best use of a curtain walling system

  • 504 Bristol Rd Mixed Use – Retail & Student Accommodation – Hive Development with Unique Window Systems
  • Citylabs 2.0 – Sir Robert McAlpine with Bennett Architectural
  • Goswell Road – Open Contracts with Cantifix
  • Kings Cross Bridge – J Murphy & Sons with Kawneer UK
  • Taunton School New Dining Hall – Project Titan – C G Fry & Son with Vision 2000.

Outstanding contribution of the year

  • Darron Brough, Metalline
  • Mark Osborne, Oz Windows
  • Peter Johnson, VIVALDA Group
  • Phil Atkinson, BTS Fabrications.
*All of the above details are taken from the entry forms and are deemed to be correct at the time of publication. If you believe that any details are incorrect, then please contact eventsteam@markallengroup.com immediately.

Here at RCI, we would like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who took the time to submit an entry for the Façade Awards UK, and to wish them the very best of luck,” said Nichola.

“The industry’s passion and resilience during these difficult times really transpired, and those that have made the shortlist should be highly commended for their efforts.

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

We are excited to celebrate with you in person at the Façade Awards UK this year. You can book your place here. We are also working closely with The Midland Hotel to ensure the event meets all the safety standards needed.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for further updates about the awards on the Façade Awards UK website at www.facadeawardsuk.com.

If you have been shortlisted, why not promote your ‘news’ on Twitter, using the hashtag #FacadeAwards and tagging us @FacadeAwards.