The Brewhouse and Trident Park projects, designed by Ritchie Architects, have won a “Highly Commended” award at the Civic Trust Awards in Manchester, on Friday 22nd March.

The Civic Trust Awards is widely recognised within the industry as a mark of excellence for the architectural practice, the client, the developer, and all organisations involved in the projects development and delivery.

Since 1959, more than 7,000 domestic and international projects have been recognised by the Civic Trust Awards. These range from small community projects to larger internationally recognised buildings, bridges, infrastructure, public realm, and public art.

All schemes submitted for consideration are judged on their own merits and are subject to rigorous assessment.

This year, from over 320 entries, 69 projects were recognised, with submissions from across the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Lithuania, Malta, Poland and USA, reflecting the awards’ continuing international reach.

Judges commenting on The Brewhouse and Trident Park projects said that they are a good example of “transformation, reuse, and rebirth of an iconic and cultural heritage building.”

The award won by The Brewhouse and Trident Park acknowledges projects that have made a significant contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment. Highly Commended schemes demonstrate a good standards of architecture or design, whilst being sustainable, accessible and provide a positive civic contribution.

“We are very proud and honoured to have received this prestigious UK award for architectural excellence, especially when one considers the outstanding quality of the projects submitted,” said Michael Farrugia, Deputy Chief Executive (Beverage Business) at Farsons Group.

He remarked that as a company, it always hoped and aspired to make a positive impact on the built environment and surrounding community, and the team is therefore "thrilled to have our efforts recognised and rewarded in this way."

Other winners in this category include Battersea Power Station in London and Narbo Via, Narbonne France by Foster+ Partners.

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From left to right: Mr Jonathan Shaw from Ritchie*Architects and Mr Michael Farrugia, Deputy Chief Executive (Beverage Business) at Farsons Group.

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