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Blackburn Meadows wins RIBA National Award

BDP has won a RIBA National Award for Blackburn Meadows Biomass Plant in Sheffield. The landmark project for E.ON was one of 49 winners and the only infrastructure project to be awarded.

The awards champion and celebrate the best architecture in the UK and around the world reflecting changes and innovations in architecture and, at their core, the winning projects display a commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives.

The judges praised Blackburn Meadows as “A truly sustainable project, celebrating the past and present and providing a new 21st century icon for Sheffield.”

Architect director Stephen Marshall added “It is an honour to be included in this year’s national awards and particularly pleasing to see an infrastructure project recognised for its contribution to architecture.  The design was naturally driven by the process engineering within but extended from the realm of the purely functional to the poetic, referencing the local industrial vernacular and the intense heat at the heart of the energy making process.” 

The work of our engineers was recognised on another award winning project, the Enterprise Centre for the University of East Anglia. Our interior designers worked on The British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre in London which also won an award.

Earlier this year BDP won regional awards for Boxpark Croydon and the regeneration of Oldham Town Hall.