Broadway Malyan’s Mann Island scheme in Liverpool has won a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) North West Award, honouring the best new projects in the north west of England. A further Broadway Malyan scheme, the flagship Waitrose store in Chester, was also nominated.
The high-profile, mixed-use development is situated at the heart of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage waterfront next to the famous “Three Graces”. It takes the form of three abstract angular buildings that create a series of new public spaces leading down to the waterfront.
The award was presented to Broadway Malyan’s Liverpool studio director and project leader, Matt Brook, at the RIBA Awards ceremony in central Manchester earlier in the year.
Dave King, presenting the award, praised the decision of the architects to avoid competing with the high-profile neighbours, calling the scheme an “interesting and well-mannered addition to the city, which is most apparent when viewed from the river”.
Speaking after receiving the award Matt said that it was “recognition of an imaginative and sensitive scheme and a worthy addition to Liverpool’s famous waterfront”.
He added: “I think that we have created something that the firm and the City of Liverpool can be very proud of.”