Following on from being shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Sterling Prize, King Edward Chapel at Ripon College has scooped two more prestigious awards in the last month.
On 7th November, The winners of the UK’s Best Modern Churches competition were announced at an awards ceremony held at Lambeth Palace. Over 200 churches were nominated for the competition by the public, parishes and architects, which was open to church buildings or significant extensions to an existing building from any Christian denomination in the United Kingdom which opened for worship after 1 January 1953. From a shortlist of 24 churches, judges selected the top 10 Best Modern Churches. Bishop Edward King Chapel, Ripon College by Niall McLaughlin Architects came in number 4 of the top 10.
The biggest and most notable BCI Awards to date took place on the 9th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane where around 900 of the industry elite celebrated 26 years of construction and engineering excellence. The British Construction Industry Awards are an established and coveted industry accolade recognising overall excellence in the delivery of building and civil engineering infrastructure projects again includes the coveted Prime Minister’s Award for Better Public Buildings. The rigorous judging process includes a visit to every shortlisted entrant in the building and civil engineering project categories by members of the expert judging panel.. Niall McLaughlin Architects designed King Chapel at Ripon College Principal Contractor: Beard Construction) scooped The British Construction Industry Building Award (Category: Value of up to £3 million).
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Click the link below to watch a short film by Nilesh Patel about the Chapel: