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AJ exclusive: 3R Awards shortlists revealed

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The shortlist for this year’s retrofit Oscars, the 3R Awards, has been announced.

More than 50 schemes were selected by the judges across 13 categories in the annual awards, which are supported by the AJ and its sister titles New Civil Engineer and Construction News.

Runcorn and London-based Ellis Williams Architects scooped an impressive three nominations, with its Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno shortlisted in the best cultural building category, Kingsthorpe Grove Primary School in Northampton nominated for best listed building or structure, and Southampton City College named in the higher education category.

Cottrell & Vermeulen, Duggan Morris, Hodson Architects, Jestico + Whiles, Lanes Group, Mace, Make and Walker Simpson Architects each picked up two nominations.

Bennetts Associates’ Stirling Prize-shortlisted Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres was shortlisted in the cultural category.

The 3R Awards, which stands for ‘Refurb, Rethink, Retrofit’, represents all areas of the retrofit and refurbishment market. It is estimated to be worth £500 billion over the next 30 years. Following the success of the inaugural Retrofit Awards in 2010, the rebranded awards have been expanded this year. The judges sought ‘exemplary’ schemes which extended the life of an existing building or piece of infrastructure, or adapted structures for new uses.

The judges include RIBA president Ruth Reed, the government’s chief construction adviser Paul Morrell, and Terry Farrell & Partners director Russ Hamilton.

AJ editorial director Paul Finch said: ‘Competition has strengthened for this year’s awards. It bodes well for the future of this sector.’

The awards ceremony will be held on 10 November in London 2011 at The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.

Best Service Provider   
Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams, Great Western Warehouse, MOSI
Lanes Group, Pipebridge Pollution Problem Solved
RDG Engineering, Paddington Span 4 Renewal

Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams, Great Western Warehouse, MOSI

Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams, Great Western Warehouse, MOSI

Cultural Buildings           
Bennetts Associates Architects, Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres Transformation
Ellis Williams Architects, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
van Heyningen and Haward Architects, No.1 Smithery

Housing (large)
5th Studio, Wolfson Flats
bell Phillips, Brooks Road Estate
City South Manchester Housing Trust, St George’s tower blocks
ECD Architects, Ferrier Point
Make, 10 Weymouth Street
Radian, Retrofit South East-Borough Grove

Housing (small)        
Baily Garner, Sterndale Road - Exemplar Victorian Property Sustainable Refurbishment
Duggan Morris Architects, Hampstead Lane
Hunters, 52 White Horse Avenue, Halstead, Essex
Penoyre & Prasad, Retrofit for Living
Structherm, Manchester One Homes Eco House
The Apollo Group, Huntingdonshire DC Green House Project
United House, Bertram Street Low-Carbon Retrofit - Fit for 21st Century Living
Urbed, retrofit for the future - Rotherham 2010

Listed Buildings/Structures
Berman Guedes Stretton, The Queen’s College Kitchen and Dining Rooms
Ellis Williams Architects, Kingsthorpe Grove Primary School
Groves-Raines Architects, Belmont House
Hodson Architects, The Old Papershop / The Settlement Caistor
Hopkins Architects, Newton and Arkwright Buildings, Nottingham Trent University
Ian Ritchie Architects, North House
Lawray architects, Great Northern Hotel Arcade
OMI Architects, Artingstalls Chapel
Walker Simpson Architects, North Manchester Sixth Form College - Conversion & Restoration of Grade II Victorian Public Baths

RARE Architecture, Town Hall Hotel

RARE Architecture, Town Hall Hotel

RARE Architecture, Town Hall Hotel

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects, Angel Building
Buckley Gray Yeoman, Fashion St
Darling Associates, 210 Pentonville Road
Duggan Morris Architects, Fitzroy & Maple
Emrys Architects, Conquest House
RPS, 100 Hagley Road

Product Innovation        
Knauf Insulation, ThermoShell® Internal Wall Insulation System
KiwiPower, KiWi Power
Monodraught, X-Air Systems at Barley Croft Primary School
Nicholls and Clarke, N&C Nicobond Plastic Ply, the self adhesive timber reinforcing sheet
Surestop, Surestop Stopcock

Public Sector Building
bere:architects, Mayville Community Centre
Hodson Architects, Central Hall, Keighley
Mace, The Octagon, Haringey

Public Sector – Education Building
Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture, The Broadway, Birmingham
Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture, Westborough Primary School Zero Carbon Refurbishment
erect architecture, South Norwood Hill Children’s Centre at Cypress Schools
Jestico + Whiles, Stoke Newington School
Mace, The Globe Academy
Nicholas Hare Architects, Bristol Cathedral Choir School

Public Sector – Higher Education Building
Cartwright Pickard Architects, London Metropolitan University Refurbishment
Ellis Williams Architects, Southampton City College
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects, Recladding of the G.E.Fogg Building, Queen Mary University of London
Jestico + Whiles, Clapton Girls’ Technology College
Shepheard Epstein Hunter, Percy Gee Building
Walker Simpson Architects, Fielden Campus

ISG, ASDA Weymouth
Make, The Montpellier Chapter Hotel

Make, The Montpellier Chapter Hotel

Source: Zander Olsen

Make, The Montpellier Chapter Hotel

Transport Infrastructure              
Balfour Beatty Capital, The Workington Bridge (Calva Bridge)
Carillion Construction, M25 Controlled Motorways J7 to J10 (Phase 2)
Gifford, Birmingham Box Managed Motorways Phase 2
Mott MacDonald, The M4 Agricultural Bridges Strengthening Programme

Utility Facilities     
ITT Water & Wastewater UK, Minworth STW Aeration System Refurbishment

Lanes Group, Keeping Metrolink on Track - Drake Street, Rochdale

Wessex Water, Weymouth Sewage Treatment Works refurbishment

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