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22 Gordon Street wins commendation at Civic Trust Awards

12 March 2018

Hawkins\Brown Architects have been recognised for the deep retrofit of the School of Architecture's Bloomsbury home in the Civic Trust Awards for outstanding architecture, planning and design.

The new staircase at 22 Gordon Street, seen from above

The Bartlett is celebrating yet another award for the School of Architecture's new home at 22 Gordon Street, where the former Wates House was stripped back, rebuilt and expanded to remarkable effect by Hawkins\Brown Architects.

The commendation from the Civic Trust Awards comes after awards from the Architects' Journal, Education Estates Awards, New London Awards and the RIBA Regional Awards.

After attending the awards ceremony at Old Trafford in Manchester on 9 March, Dean of The Bartlett Professor Alan Penn said:

The 22 Gordon Street project, designed by Hawkins\Brown, achieved an amazing transformation of the dreadful 1970s Bartlett building into one of the best, most flexible and effective architecture schools in the world. It is a commendable award-winner for the Civic Trust.

Civic Trust Awards commendation logo

Established in 1959, the Civic Trust Awards is the oldest such scheme in Europe, and one of the few to remain independent and non-profit-making, with contributions from the general public contributing in nominating and judging buildings. The awards aim to "reward projects that offer a positive cultural, social, economic or environmental benefit to their local communities".

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