PRIME MINISTER'S BETTER PUBLIC BUILDING
JUBILEE LIBRARY, BRIGHTON Jubilee Library in Brighton won this award from a very strong list of finalists. The calm new library building is spearheading regeneration of a cultural quarter which runs with the grain of the original street pattern. This project also won the BCI Building Award 2005. For a fuller description of the project see page 61.
The three other finalists in this category were:
THE HUB COMMUNITY CENTRE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON E16 [Winner of the BCI Regeneration Award 2005. See page 75] KINGSMEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL, NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE [Winner of both the BCI Small Building and Best Practice Awards 2005.
See pages 57 and 67] THE SAGE, GATESHEAD [Winner of the BCI Local Authority Award 2005. See page 69] For buildings and infrastructure projects of any size commissioned by or on behalf of central or local government or by a grant-aided organisation. Jointly sponsored by CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and OGC, the Office of Government Commerce THE TEAM Client Brighton & Hove council Cost £8.115 million Principal designer Bennetts Associates Architects with Lomax Cassidy & Edwards Structural and civil engineer SKM Anthony Hunt Contractor Rok Other firms Fulcrum Consulting (services engineer), Jeremy Gardner Associates (fi re engineering)