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Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award shortlist

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The shortlist recognises 22 outstanding buildings across the country.

The Prime Minister’s Award is sponsored by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), the Office of Government Commerce and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is unique in recognising both efficient procurement and excellent design.

“I congratulate all those involved in these outstanding projects,” said Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary. 

“They are helping us to enhance the cultural life of the nation and provide better education and healthcare, as well as creating a more sustainable environment. I am convinced that creative design, high-quality construction and efficient procurement make a real difference to quality of life and give us real value for money.”

Arts buildings

Arts buildings feature prominently:

Other shortlisted buildings

Good design is supporting the provision of healthcare.

  • At the New Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow, patients are welcomed into a full-height, light-filled glazed public arcade.
  • Kentish Town Health Centre integrates a range of services in flexible spaces with good use of public art.
  • The Waldron places healthcare at the heart of a south east London community with its mixed-use development.

Two bridges have also been shortlisted: technical ingenuity has halted corrosion of cables on the Forth Road Bridge and the deck of Runcorn’s Silver Jubilee Bridge.

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