Designers of Derby's £32m Council House revamp in line for Royal Institute of British Architects Award
DERBY'S revamped Council House has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects Award.
The building, designed by Corstorphine And Wright, is one of four Derbyshire buildings nominated for an East Midlands regional award.
The three other county buildings among the 10 nominations are the 400 Hall Theatre at Repton School designed by Avery Associates Architects; Snitterton Hall Swimming Pool by Bench Architects; and the High Support Unit, Mastin Moor, by OMI Architects.
Mark Jermy, chairman of RIBA East Midland, said: "It is fantastic that these 10 projects have been recognised for their design excellence and shortlisted for RIBA Awards.
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"It is also important to see the innovative and high-quality work of our regional architects being celebrated in this way."
The shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a jury and winners will be announced on June 12 at Millennium Point in Birmingham.
All regional winners will then be eligible for a RIBA National Award, which will be announced at the same event.
The Council House, which had its £32 million refurbishment completed in December, is the only Derby building nominated.
Paul Bayliss, leader of Derby City Council, said: "It is fantastic news for the Council House to be nominated for this award, as so much hard work went into ensuring the design was right for our needs while also putting us at the forefront of innovation.
"It is a great example of modern architecture and deserves to be award-winning."
Mark Slattery, press and media manager from BAM Construction UK, which carried out the Council House redevelopment, said: "Obviously the work had a lot of challenges but it has a fascinating location and really does look impressive.
"Architecturally and technically it's been one of the more interesting projects you can encounter."
Steve Roome, of Derby, was BAM's construction manager for the Council House refurbishment.
Mark said that Steve was delighted with his work and added: "It is something he can always relate to as it's on his doorstep."
RIBA's nomination of the Council House states: "The redevelopment has transformed the original building into a modern and sustainable office environment.
"The building contains a circular council chamber, one-stop shop facilities, as well as office accommodation for council employees and elected members."
Any buildings that win a RIBA National Award in June are then be eligible for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year. This award will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings.
The 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on September 26 in London.