17 February 2022

Maggie’s Yorkshire shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2022

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We are delighted that Maggie’s Yorkshire has been shortlisted for the RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2022!

RIBA Yorkshire Jury Chair, Adam Clark, said: “The variety of buildings shortlisted this year – from typology to scale demonstrate the skill and sensitivity of RIBA architects. Careful and appropriate use of materials alongside crisp detailing particularly stand out – reflecting the increasing need to provide the highest quality sustainable buildings for our towns, cities and villages.”

The project is a centre for Maggie’s, a charity that provides free practical and emotional support for people with cancer. Located within the campus of St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, it is designed as a group of three large-scale planters, built on a sloped site, that each enclose a counselling room.

Drawing upon the belief that great design can help people feel better, we used several ‘healthy’ materials and energy-saving techniques. The building’s structure is built from a prefabricated and sustainably sourced spruce timber system, while porous materials such as lime plaster help to maintain the internal humidity of the naturally ventilated building.

Read more about the RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2022 here.