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22 May 2009

BDP Manchester Studio

BDP’s Manchester studio, designed by BDP’s architects and engineers, is the first naturally ventilated office building in Manchester to achieve an Excellent BREEAM rating.

BDP Studio Manchester
BDP Studio Manchester
picture : Martine Hamilton Knight

Judges praised BDP’s new studio for pulling off a “commercially viable, high-quality office building in functional, aesthetic and environmental terms” and creating “a strongly characterised and beautifully detailed flexible workplace”. In addition the RIBA also highlighted the fact that the building was an exemplar of low-carbon and sustainable design and made particular reference to its natural ventilation system.

BDP Manchester Studio
Manchester’s Greenest Office Building wins RIBA Accolade
The Manchester studio of BDP has continued its award winning year, scooping an award at this week’s 2009 RIBA Awards for the North West, for their bespoke BDP Studio in Manchester
The win is the latest in a series of high-profile awards for BDP, the UK’s largest design practice, and means the Manchester studio has enjoyed three successive years of RIBA Northwest Awards.
The RIBA Northwest Awards are held annually to celebrate buildings considered to be of high architectural merit. This year, 13 out of 31 nominated schemes from across the North West were placed on the shortlist.
BDP’s Liverpool studio also won an award for their Liverpool One Masterplan.

BDP Manchester Studio BDP Manchester
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The judging panel, comprising of Philip Gumuchdjian, of Gumuchdjian Architects, Sir Duncan Michael of Arup and Rod Hughes of Ad-hoc Associates, visited each scheme, taking into account the criteria of budget, size, complexity of brief, detail, invention/originality, contract type, client satisfactory, sustainability, social factors and delight, before deciding on the winners.
BDP’s Manchester studio, designed by BDP’s architects and engineers, is the first naturally ventilated office building in Manchester to achieve an Excellent BREEAM rating.

Judges praised BDP’s new studio for pulling off a “commercially viable, high-quality office building in functional, aesthetic and environmental terms” and creating “a strongly characterised and beautifully detailed flexible workplace”. In addition RIBA also highlighted the fact that the building was an exemplar of low-carbon and sustainable design and made particular reference to its natural ventilation system. The judges also credited BDP for creating the first BREEAM Excellent -rated office building in Manchester.
Gavin Elliott, Chairman at BDP’s Manchester studio, said; “It’s a great feat just to be shortlisted for the RIBA Awards, so to win two awards is a real achievement for BDP. We’re extremely proud of the creativity and sustainability of our design. We’re extremely proud of these awards and the recognition it gives to the practice’s contribution to the quality of the built environment in the region.
“The practice began in Preston in 1961, so it’s wonderful that BDP has been recognized by RIBA North West for our work for the third year in a row.
“We hope that our achievements will bring to greater attention the influential role of designers in shaping the region, and delivering sustainable environments for current and future generations.”

Winners of an RIBA Award will be eligible to be shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

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