The year’s best buildings, developers, regeneration projects and architects have been selected for this year’s MIPIM UK Awards.
A judging panel drawn from the Estates Gazette and MIPIM UK teams have picked their favourites based on nominations from readers and those planning to attend this year’s show.
The winners will be presented with their prizes at an event featuring footballers Rio Ferdinand, Mark Noble and Bobby Zamora at this year’s MIPIM UK.
The three sports stars will be speaking at the show on their Legacy Foundation, which aims to build affordable homes and build communities.
The shortlist – and judges’ comments – are below. All will be revealed on 20 October at 6pm in the Apex Room at London Olympia.
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Visionary Building of the Year
Francis Crick Institute
“It has been designed to encourage collaboration and interaction among multidisciplinary researchers.”
The Hiscox Building
“A decommissioned Soviet rocket sits at the centre of the cast-concrete office, with the intention to provoke and inspire staff.”
White Collar Factory
“A real talking point and one of the first buildings in London to secure a WiredScore rating for its connectivity.”
Visionary Developer of the Year
“The Canadian giant showed its nous when it bought Hammerson’s London office portfolio in 2012.”
Capital & Centric
“‘We take mundane spaces and create brilliant places,’ is Capital & Centric’s sales pitch. And it is not wrong.”
“Slovakian company that made its debut in the City of London in autumn 2013 with its acquisition of 33 King William Street, EC4.”
Visionary Regeneration Project of the Year
Grand Central Birmingham
“The development of this £150m shopping centre above Birmingham train station, which opened last October, has transformed the city.”
Land Securities for Victoria
“Land Securities’ ongoing redevelopment of Victoria, SW1, once a governmental heartland, is transforming it into a vibrant residential and office location.”
LendLease for Elephant & Castle
“After years of delays, the regeneration of what was one of the most rundown areas of London is finally taking place.”
Visionary Architect/Master Planner of the Year
“Projects include creating a show-stopping HQ for U+I, the company formed from the merger of Development Securities and Cathedral Group in 2015.”
“When you can design a service station that gets a RIBA award, you know you have got vision.”
“Wilkinson Eyre has been involved with some of the most iconic developments of the past few years.”