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PM's building award goes to college - plus BCIA winners named

Nicholas Hare Architects’ Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in Birmingham has picked up another prize:this year’s Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award

The school has already scooped the RIBA/LSC Further Education Building Design Excellence Award.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: ‘This award is all about how creative design and high-quality construction lead to better public services. The college is an excellent example of this. I am sure it will inspire all who use it and make a real difference to the community.’

The annual accolade is picked from the shortlisted projects for the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), the winners of which were announced last night (14 October).

Among this year’s BCIA judges were Steve Tompkins of Haworth Tompkins, incoming CABE chair Paul Finch and the AJ’s features editor Rory Olcayto.  

BCIA Winners 2009

Best Building Project (£3 million – £50 million)
The Yellow Building, London, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Best Civil Engineering Project
Dounreay Site Restoration, Thurso, Scotland, by Halcrow Group

Best Small Building Project (up to £3 million)
Dunraven School Sports Hall, Lambeth, London, by SCABAL

Local Authority Award
Creative Exchange, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, for Huntingdon District Council, by 5th Studio

Conservation Award
St Martin-in-the-Fields church, London, by Eric Parry Architects

Environmental Award, sponsored by Atkins
Zebra@Lion House, Alnwick, Northumberland, by Gibberds

Best Major Project (over £50 million), sponsored by Arup
Kings Place, London, by Dixon Jones

The Regeneration Award, sponsored by Gifford
Liverpool Canal Link, by Arup

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