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Big-name practices line up for BCI awards

Judges have announced the shortlists for the British Construction Industry Awards, supported by The Architects' Journal.

The lists were whittled down from 157 entries for an award that includes categories for major projects costing at least £50 million, small projects worth less than £3 million, a general building award, international schemes and civil engineering as well as the Prime Minister's Award for Better Public Building, which was announced last week.

The eight major projects include Edward Cullinan Architects' Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, BDP's Royal Albert Hall restoration, and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh & University of Edinburgh Medical School by Keppie Design.

The awards, in their third year and to be announced on 22 October, include a small projects shortlist of 10. Marks Barfield Architects' Millbank Millennium Pier made the list, as did Allan Murray Architects' Cowgate Under 5s Centre in Edinburgh.

Edgbaston cricket ground's Eric Hollies Stand by Bryant Priest Newman Architects is also on the list, along with Wilkinson Eyre's Bridge of Aspiration at the Royal Ballet School. They are joined by John McAslan + Partners' Benenden Hospital wing in Kent, Terry Pawson Architects' St Mary's Church Hall in London, and de rijke marsh morgan's No. One Centaur Street, also in the capital.

Foster and Partners made the shortlist for the building category with its City Hall in London, as did Daniel Libeskind's Imperial War Museum North, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris' Jubilee Primary School, Miller Partnership's Kingston upon Hull Community Stadium and Herzog & de Meuron's Laban Dance Centre in London.

Michael Hopkins and Partners' Manchester Art Gallery is also in this category with Long & Kentish Architects' National Maritime Museum in Cornwall, Fletcher Priest Architects' Peoplebuilding scheme in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, Eric Parry Architects' Finsbury Square, London, and Glenn Howells Architects' Timber Wharf in Manchester.

The six designs shortlisted for the international category include Ian Ritchie Architects' Spire of Dublin and The Manser Practice's Umoja House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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