The winners of the Façade Awards UK 2021 are…

Following hundreds of entries, a shortlist of projects, and a judging day where a panel of industry experts deliberated on the finalists, the winners of the Façade Awards UK 2021 have finally been announced.

Now in its second year, the awards, founded by Roofing, Cladding & Insulation (RCI) magazine, celebrates the achievements of façade contractors, manufacturers and suppliers who demonstrate an outstanding level of technical ability, an excellent quality of work, and showcase the superstars of the industry who have gone unnoticed, until today.

Twelve champions were crowned at the well-attended ceremony on Friday 19 November at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, which was hosted by television and radio presenter, Jenny Powell.

All the finalists who were announced on the day were judged by a panel of independent industry experts, who had a tough task of pouring over the submissions to decide which entries had that extra special something and was worthy of an award.

“Congratulations to all our winners,” said Nichola Farrugia, editor of RCI. “Your hard work and dedication have shown that, despite challenging circumstances, excellence can be attained.

“The quality of this year’s entries from across the UK was exceptional and included an increasingly outstanding quality of projects. Congratulations to every finalist and winner – you and your teams have demonstrated excellence to reach this stage, and while not everyone was able to win a trophy, you should all be proud of your achievements. Thank you for sharing your projects with us.”

The 2021 winners were:

Best new build project

Winner: Three New Bailey – Thorp Precast with Ketley Brick Co

Best refurbishment project

Winner: Wembley Point – Build-Therm Services with Ash & Lacy

Best use of a brick slip cladding system

Winner: Better New Addington Leisure & Community Centre – Express Dry Lining with Aquarian Cladding Systems

Best use of a composite panel system

Winner: Games Workshop – Lane Contractors with TATA

Best use of a curtain walling system

Winner: Kings Cross Bridge – J Murphy & Sons with Kawneer UK

Best use of a rainscreen system using aluminium

Winner:
White Hart Street – J&PW Developments with Proteus Facades

Best use of a rainscreen system using glass / ceramics

Winner: Pound Field Student Accommodation, Lambeth Road – Clarke Facades (M Clarke & Sons Contracts) with Proteus Facades

Best use of a timber clad system

Winner: Sir Frederick Gibberd College – A2O Cladding with NORclad

Best use of fibre cement cladding panels

Winner: Broxbourne School – SD Samuels with Architectural Panel Solution

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

Winner: Manchester Jewish Museum – HH Smith & Sons with Cubic Facades

Most sustainable building

Winner: Áras Uí Chonghaile / James Connolly Visitor Centre – MDJ Enterprises with Graepel Perforators & Weavers

RCI project of the year

Winner: Pound Field Student Accommodation, Lambeth Road – Clarke Facades (M Clarke & Sons Contracts) with Proteus Facades

Outstanding contribution of the year

Winner:
Peter Johnson, chairman of VIVALDA Group.

We’ll be opening the 2022 Façade Awards UK soon for entries, so do keep an eye out on the awards website, read our magazine, and follow us on social media (Twitter and LinkedIn) for further updates as they are announced.

We look forward to hearing what your team has accomplished over the course of this challenging year, so start thinking about your nomination now!