Uni building scoops top award

Lancaster University's Engineering Building.
Lancaster University's Engineering Building.

Lancaster University’s engineering building has been named as one of eight winners of the 2015 RIBA Regional Awards, in recognition of architectural excellence.

The building also won a special Sustainability Award, while the NW Architect of the Year award went to Paul Hughes from John McAslan + Partners, who designed the building.

Mark Swindlehurst, director of facilities at Lancaster University, said: “It is great that the high quality of the building has been recognised by these two RIBA Awards. We are very proud of our new engineering building at Lancaster University. It provides a modern, light, sustainable and inspirational working environment for our students and academics to learn, teach and conduct world-leading research and is a first rate addition to the fantastic facilities on campus here at Lancaster.”