Two more awards for The Welcome Building at the RHS Garden Bridgewater.

posted: 7/03/22


We are delighted to announce two further awards for our project The Welcome Building at the RHS Garden Bridgewater bringing the total to 7 awards and 3 high commendations!

RHS Garden Bridgewater was crowned Building of the Year 2021 at the Greater Manchester Chamber Property and Construction Awards Dinner held on Thursday 3rd March.

Diane Elebert-Morgan, Property & Construction Group Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber, said:

“We were not only celebrating the winning buildings but also the resilience of the sector over the past two difficult years. We can hopefully now look forward to a brighter future as the economy starts to recover from the pandemic and we see progress on the many great developments that are being planned for the city centre and across Greater Manchester.”

Additionally, the building has received a Civic Trust Award, one of only 22 awards for 2022. It was also highly commended in the Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design. The Civic Trust Awards were started in 1959 and at 63 years young, is Europe’s longest running continuous architectural and built environment awards programme and one of the most important and prestigious. The judges commented,

‘This building is the entrance welcome building to the new gardens and is a delightful new structure in the landscape’.

Stephen Hodder said,

‘Delivering the Welcome Building has been a remarkable collaborative journey for the practice. I’d like to thank the judging panels, the excellent design team, BAM Construct and The Royal Horticultural Society, a truly wonderful client. An astonishing 350 000 visitors have now passed through the building since it opened to visit the glorious gardens in the City of Salford’.

RHS Garden Bridgewater is the fifth RHS garden and one of the largest gardening projects undertaken in Europe in recent years. The new world class visitor centre provides a gateway to the gardens as well as a visitor meeting and interaction point, restaurant, gift shop, offices and educational spaces.

To Read more about the RHS Garden Bridgewater click here