Sheffield Design Awards 2010

Sheffield Design Awards 2010 winning buildings

It’s official; Sheffield’s favourite building is Leopold Square as voted for by people living and working in the city, as part of the Sheffield Design Awards 2010.

Leopold Square, designed by Axis Architecture, was announced the winner of the Peoples’ Award at the Sheffield
Design Awards ceremony which was held at the Showroom Cinema. The University of Sheffield’s Soundhouse building, designed by Carey Jones Chapmantolcher, was runner up in the Peoples’ Award category.

The bi-annual Sheffield Design Awards also invite industry professionals and members of the public to cast their
votes for the city’s best buildings in a competition run in partnership by Sheffield Civic Trust and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire.

Tom Bloxham MBE of Urban Splash hosted this year’s event and announced the winners as:

  • The Workshop by DRDH Architects, winner of the Best Building Award
  • Western Bank Library by Avanti Architects, winner of the Renovation Award
  • Cemetery Road by Project Orange, winner of the Residential Award
  • Newfield & Talbot School by HLM Architects, winner of the Community Design Award

Commenting on the awards, Tom Bloxham said: “The consistently high quality of
entries to the 2010 Sheffield Design Awards shows that the city continues to
push the boundaries of design excellence. These awards celebrate outstanding
contemporary architecture in the city and I commend Sheffield Civic Trust and
the RIBA for hosting this important event.”

Simon Gedye, from Sheffield Civic Trust, added: “We had hundreds of votes for the Peoples’ Award which proves
yet again how much pride people take in their city. Leopold Square is clearly loved by the many people who used it and
I am delighted that Axis Architecture have received recognition for their outstanding work.”

Emma England, head of RIBA Yorkshire, was delighted with the awards ceremony and said: “I’m delighted with the results
of this year’s Sheffield Design Awards. Although entry numbers were down on 2009 the quality of the winning projects is
outstanding. Cemetery Road Apartments have set a new standard for residential development in the city with wonderfully
designed internal spaces and a clever response to the site. Western Bank Library is an interesting project on a
national level. Refurbishment of these modern buildings is a developing field but Avanti have completed this with
sensitivity and talent.”

Winners receive award
Winners of the Best Building award DRDH Architects receiving their award from Tom Bloxham


The following buildings received commendations:

Commendation – Renovation Award: The Crucible Workshops by Elden Minns & Co

Commendation – Community Design Award: SAFAR (Accommodation for alcohol rehabilitation) by BDP

Commendation – Best Building using Sustainable Technologies: Furnival Building by Bond Bryan Architects

DESIGN AWARD ARCHIVES: 2014 / 2012 / 2010 / 2008