The Sheffield Cathedral has been named Building of the Year at the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) Yorkshire Awards, as well as winning the Yorkshire Conservation Award and RIBA Yorkshire Award 2015.
Held last night in Leeds, the annual RIBA regional event saw many fantastic Yorkshire buildings short-listed for the reputable awards. Architects Thomas Ford & Partners were commended for their work on the Sheffield Cathedral's Gateway Project, which brought about the Cathedral's new, accessible main entrance. The Very Reverend Peter Bradley, Dean of Sheffield Cathedral, said "Congratulations to our architect, Clive England, and to everyone who worked on the project".
Speaking on the Yorkshire awards, Emma England, director for RIBA Yorkshire and 2015 Awards Lay Assessor, explained “The ambitious Sheffield Cathedral Gateway Project won the Building of the Year Award due to very high levels of craftsmanship and restrained and expert detailing". As winner of a regional Building of the Year award, the Sheffield Cathedral has now been entered into the national RIBA Stirling Prize, RIBA's most prestigious architecture award.