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BDP Wins RIBA Award

BDP was amongst the winners in the RIBA Awards, announced in the various UK regions on the 29 off May (2008). These follow shortly on from the recently announced RICS regional awards where some of the same buildings featured.

Abito Apartments in Salford added another award to its current tally of six. The nine storey 256 apartment building with a compact modular apartment design is aimed at both first time buyers and people wanting a city centre 'pad' The client ASK Developments' brief to BDP - who were architects, interior designers and acoustic consultants - was to deliver a high quality design on a budget and to innovate and test assumptions. The Award judging panel said "Abito Apartments is an innovative and interesting project that has been delivered with conviction and care".

Another award went for the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth where Henning Larsen Architects produced the concept and BDP developed the concept and delivered the building..

As an interdisciplinary practice BDP was also involved with a number of other RIBA Award winning buildings in a non-architectural capacity. These were Strule Arts Centre in Omagh, Northern Ireland, for which BDP was environmental engineer and acoustic consultant, Wolverhampton Art Gallery for which BDP was environmental engineer, lighting designer and acoustic consultant, and Westminster Academy where BDP was lead consultant, civil, structural and environmental engineer, interior designer, lighting and acoustic consultant.

Finally BDP was architect from stage D onwards on the Royal Festival Hall Extension Building which rehoused the Hall's administration staff as part of the award winning Royal Festival Hall refurbishment project. BDP was also structural engineer, landscape architect, lighting designer and acoustic consultant on the Extension Building.

These winning buildings now go on to be considered for RIBA National Awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on 27 June.