Ordsall Chord in Manchester has won Infrastructure Project of the Year at the AJ Architecture Awards at a ceremony which took place at the Roundhouse in London on 4 December.
The Architects’ Journal described Ordsall Chord as a complex and trailblazing project and the judges said that it is “a layered intervention which extracts and adds value to the surrounding public realm and lays the framework for high-quality urban regeneration over the next decade.”
Our interdisciplinary teamwork was also recognised by the AJ who highlighted the collaborative stakeholder process that developed a holistic approach to designing new streets and squares in Ordsall Chord's historic setting. They said “The successful integration of urban design and heritage regeneration into what could have been a purely engineering-led project makes this scheme a clear winner in its category.”
BDP designed all the major architectural and urban realm elements of the project, including the landscaping and lighting to public spaces and heritage features beneath the bridges and viaducts.