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RIBA Client of the Year Award 2016 shortlist revealed

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Four clients – all based outside London – have been shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA Client of the Year award

The University of Oxford Estates, Leicester Print Workshop, Manchester City Council and family-run service station operator Westmorland are in the running for the annual accolade, which was won last year by the National Theatre.

The award, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust, recognises the role that good clients play in the creation and championing of excellence in architecture.

The shortlist

  • Leicester Print Workshop
  • Manchester City Council 
  • University of Oxford Estates
  • Westmorland Limited 

Nominated by Mecanoo for its 2016 RIBA National Award-winning HOME scheme, Manchester City Council was also the client behind both the revamp of Manchester Central Library by Ryder Architecture and the new Library Walk Link Building by SimpsonHaugh and Partners.

Leicester Print Workshop was put forward by Takero Shimazaki Architects and the University of Oxford Estates by WilkinsonEyre for its role on the RIBA Stirling Prize-shortlisted Weston Library.

Glenn Howells Architects nominated Westmorland Limited, the client behind the 2016 RIBA National Award winning Gloucester Services, which was designed together with AFL.

The winner of the award will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize party on Thursday 6 October at the RIBA in central London.

The Architects’ Journal is media partner for the RIBA awards, including RIBA Client of the Year, and professional media partner for the RIBA Stirling Prize. The RIBA Stirling Prize is sponsored by Almacantar

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