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PHM wins Building of the Year Award

PHM wins Building of the Year Award

15 October 2010

Building of the Year Award 2010 Katy & Andy with Sir Howard BernsteinThe museum was delighted to find out last night that it had won the Building of the Year Award for 2010.

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce awards are given in recognition of key construction projects in Greater Manchester.   

At the awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel Manchester, Sir Howard Bernstein presented the award to Katy Archer, Director and Andy Pearce, Deputy Director. 


PHM exterior

The project, designed by architects Austin Smith Lord, consisted of the refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed Pump House and the creation of a spectacular new build 4-storey extension clad in Corten steel.  It fought off stiff competition from the other finalists, including The Stockport Plaza restoration, which was Highly Commended, The Point at Old Trafford and The Christie Patient Treatment Centre.

Commenting on the winning project, Steve Burne, Chair of Greater Manchester’s Property and Construction Section, said:  “We are delighted to have made the award to the People’s History Museum.  The quality of the four finalists shows the strength of the Property Sector, despite a difficult year, and the committee felt that the Museum is a very worthy winner of our Award.  The project demonstrates an excellent combination of restoration and new build of the highest quality, whilst providing a home for a hugely significant display within the region.”