RIBA North West Building of the year, The Welcome Building.

posted: 25/05/22

Hodder+Partners is delighted to announce that The Welcome Building, has been named North West Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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

“Across the country projects have been selected for this accolade because they are exemplars of the very best of innovative, intelligent and delightful design.

“The results of positive collaboration between architect and client, and design team and contractor, they demonstrate that high quality, sustainable architecture can positively impact the lives of the people that engage with it.”

The Welcome Building also won a RIBA North West Award, and the RIBA NW Sustainability Award announced in April 2022, which was praised by RIBA judges for having ‘landscape renewal and sustainability at its heart, the project embodies post-pandemic offerings for social engagement and wellbeing through an intelligently delivered solution to amenity.’

Stephen Hodder said,

‘We’re truly overwhelmed at the positive responses to the Welcome Building. It’s been a wonderful collaborative project for a remarkable client. RHS Garden Bridgewater, to which the building is the gateway, has become a real asset for the City of Salford, it’s residents and the North West. We thank the RIBA for this significant award.’