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PM's Award Finalists 2009

2009 winner

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form CollegeJoseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College has won the 2009 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award.

The judges said: ‘Great vision by the college principal, who was involved from the start, was delivered by the design and construction team who worked seamlessly together on an outstanding project that has been welcomed hugely by students and staff alike. The college looks good internally and externally but its value is much more than ‘skin deep’: it is having a profound effect, not only on the students but also on the local community.’

Read the press release for more information.

2009 finalists

Ashford ring road project
Ashford, Kent

Ashford ring road project

"This urban project reverses old ideas about ring-roading city centres and instead provides civilised streets."

The Bridge Academy
Hackney, London

The Bridge Academy

"This multi-storey academy makes a significant contribution to its east London location."

Brigg Line freight enhancement
Brigg, North Lincolnshire

Brigg Line freight enhancement

"This project will remove 65 million ‘road miles’ by providing enhanced freight train facilities."

Bristol Metropolitan College
Bristol

Bristol Metropolitan College

"A fine example of the BSF programme: a new building creates a curving ‘street’ with a striking roof structure."

Cathedral Green Footbridge
Derby

Cathedral Green Footbridge

"The new swing bridge connects a number of historic buildings in Derby. The ingenious bridge design allows rotation using minimal energy."

Clackmannanshire Bridge
Kincardine, Scotland

Clackmannanshire Bridge

"Construction innovation and streamlined engineering are hallmarks of a bridge that relieves the local town of excess traffic."

Creative Exchange
St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Creativexchange

"West Cambridgeshire has seen nothing like this before. The Creative Exchange has become a beacon for exhibitions, training and events."

The Deck
National Theatre, London

The Deck

"The Deck has successfully met awkward construction challenges and ingeniously created a new event facility."

Dunraven School
Streatham, London

Dunraven School

"The use of adapted sea containers has given Dunraven School an extremely cheap new facility built with remarkable speed – and it looks good."

Ham flood defence scheme
Ham, Taunton, Somerset

Ham flood defence scheme

"This Somerset village sits in a flood plain. The flood defence scheme has delighted its residents who have suffered 11 floods over the last 50 years."

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Coventry

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

"The striking pavilion structure for the Herbert Art Gallery has given Coventry a new public heart."

Infinity Bridge
Stockton-on-Tees

Infinity Bridge

"Two steel arches supporting a pre-cast concrete deck produce one of the country’s longest footbridges but – at 125mm – one of the thinnest walking surfaces."

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
Birmingham

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

"This sixth-form college serving inner-city Birmingham has high-quality landscaped courtyards and a quality of construction to match."

The Level Centre
Matlock, Derbyshire

The Level Centre

"A striking new hub for the arts on the edge of the Peak District National Park."


Lewisburn Bridge
Kielder Village, Northumberland

Lewisburn Bridge

"This delightful timber walkway is the latest addition to the 25-mile route around Europe’s largest man-made lake."

Liverpool canal link
Liverpool

Liverpool canal link

"This new canal link joins the Leeds-Liverpool canal to Liverpool’s South Docks, creating a new attraction as part of the city’s world heritage site."

M6 extension: Carlisle to Guards Mill
Cumbria

M6 extension: Carlisle to Guards Mill

"This road upgrade presented engineers and contractors with major environmental and conservation challenges – all successfully met."

M8 Harthill footbridge replacement
North Lanarkshire, Scotland

M8 Harthill footbridge replacement

"This landmark structure, halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, crosses Scotland’s busiest motorway and provides a new link to Harthill."

Jubilee Campus extension
University of Nottingham

Jubilee Campus extension

"A series of bravura buildings gives the university campus a fresh identity."

Oldham Schools PFI project
Oldham

Oldham Schools PFI project

"A covered ‘street’ connects the buildings in each of these 1,500 place secondary schools which have delighted students and teachers."

Whitehead Building
Goldsmiths, University of London

Whitehead Building

"Economy, and economy of design thinking, have given Goldsmiths’ buildings a new lease of life."

Wood Lane Station
London

Wood Lane Station

"Creating infrastructure for the new Westfield shopping centre resulted in major construction challenges that were successfully met."

DLR Woolwich Arsenal extension
London

DLR Woolwich Arsenal extension

"Delivered on-budget and finished early, this light rail connection gives Woolwich and its inhabitants important new access to London Docklands through a series of technically challenging interventions."

ZEBRA@Lion House
Alnwick, Northumberland

ZEBRA@Lion House

"This excellent conversion shows how extremely high levels of energy saving can be achieved."



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