Designed by Manchester-based Hodder + Partners, the Salford project has been named North West Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The RHS Bridgewater Welcome Building had been praised by judges for having “landscape renewal and sustainability at its heart”. They also said the building “embodies post-pandemic offerings for social engagement and wellbeing through an intelligently delivered solution to amenity”.

RHS Bridgewater was a team effort, with BAM Construct as the main contractor. RoC Consulting was the structural engineer for the project and Hoare Lea was the environmental and M&E engineer.

Tom Stuart-Smith was the landscape architect, while Arcadis provided both quantity surveying and project management services.

“Winning a regional Building of the Year Award is a major achievement,” said RIBA President Simon Allford.