Sheffield Design Awards 2012

The Arts Tower refurbishment project by HLM Architects was voted as Sheffield’s favourite building by people living and working in the city, as part of the Sheffield Design Awards held at the Showroom Cinema in November 2012.


Describing the Arts Tower reburbishment, the judges said … “This familiar character on the Sheffield skyline has been sensitively restored and updated. It is a fine example of modern architectural conservation. The project re-makes a delicate and listed façade and gives a new life to the interior through the re-ordering of internal layouts. Existing spaces have been taken back to a palate of aluminium, parquet and marble whilst new additions of walls, toilets and built in furniture are sympathetic and carefully detailed.

An exemplary piece of modern architectural conservation, a building expertly restored and sensitively adapted under the careful stewardship of an informed client and engaged end-user.”

The bi-annual Sheffield Design Awards invites 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. The judges awarded the Best Building Award to 192 Shoreham Street by Project Orange.

The full list of winners:

  • The Arts Tower by HLM Architects, winner of the People’s Choice Award
  • 192 Shoreham Street by Project Orange, winner of the Best Building Award
  • The Arts Tower by HLM Architects, winner of the Conservation Award
  • The Horsefield House by Prue Chiles Architects, winner of the Small Project Award
  • Newfield & Talbot School by HLM Architects, winner of the Community Design Award

The following buildings received commendations:

Commendation – Residential Category: Stumperlowe House by Sagar Stevenson Architects

Commendation – Community Design Award:Parkwood Academy by HLM Architects

Commendation – Best Building using Sustainable Technologies: Marks & Spencer Simply Food by Lewis & Hickey

DESIGN AWARD ARCHIVES: 2014 / 2012 / 2010 / 2008